Environment Canada says wet snow over higher terrain is possible this morning and early this afternoon in Metro Vancouver.
In a special weather statement, the federal weather department states that snow is possible as a modified Arctic airmass arrives on the coast. Below seasonal temperatures will also continue through the weekend.
A low-pressure system off Vancouver Island will move into Washington State this evening. Meanwhile, Arctic air will advance southward through the B.C. interior, reads the statement.
The onset of precipitation combined with falling temperatures will also bring a risk of wet snow to neighbourhoods and roadways above 300 metres.
The special weather statement is in effect for:
- Metro Vancouver - central including the City of Vancouver Burnaby and New Westminster
- Metro Vancouver - North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
- Metro Vancouver - northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
The system is expected to move out of the region this evening but a cold air mass settling in behind will ensure temperatures remain 5 to 8 degrees below seasonal normals through the weekend.
Have a look at some videos of early morning snowfall on Burnaby Moutain and just a few minutes north of Vancouver.
Don't freak out Vancouver, but this is snow trying to fall at SFU on October 23rd, 2020... #ShareYourWeather #bcstorm @ensembleator @50ShadesofVan @NEWS1130Weather @JWagstaffe @MMadryga pic.twitter.com/kUaG6XEJpn— Brad Atchison (@Brad604) October 23, 2020
Heavy Snow just a few minutes north of Vancouver, BC this morning. Elevation 3,000 feet. @spann pic.twitter.com/MAu48n650C— Brad Atchison (@Brad604) October 23, 2020