Snow spotting: Wet flurries in the forecast for Vancouver area


While we’ve been getting what feels like an endless dumping of rainfall in Metro Vancouver these past few days, local mountains have been getting it in the form of the colder white stuff. But that snow could make its way down to sea level by the end of this week.

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Already on Thursday afternoon we have been getting wet flurries in the Metro Vancouver area, though for many in the city’s core it’s rain by the time it hits the umbrella.

The Weather Network explains that Thursday night the rain snow mix will be likely in “North Vancouver and higher terrain around the lower mainland including the Tri-Cities.”

That spotty, wet snow trend will continue into Friday at higher elevations, and there’s always the chance it will make it down in the form of wet flurries in Vancouver.

Similarly, Environment Canada is looking at the region getting wet flurries at higher elevations and continued rain at lower elevations.

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“Through Saturday afternoon the risk of wet snow for parts of the Fraser Valley exists, along with North Vancouver as well. This will depend on the exact track of the low as it bisects Washington State and crosses Puget Sound during the day on Saturday,” continues The Weather Network.

By Sunday, it’s looking like it’s all a wash…as in we are going to get more downpours. This most rain, perhaps some wet snow vibe continues on into next week, too, as the calendars turn to February.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom