Hours after Environment Canada ended its alert for snow in the Metro Vancouver area, the first snow of the season arrived.
In most areas of the city it didn't stick, but at higher elevation areas there was definitely a build-up of the white stuff.
Online, people reacted with a certain amount of surprise, especially given the heat wave hitting parts of Canada (for example, Toronto hit 25 C this weekend).
Came to Stanley Park to see the Fall colors with my Partner. Got Snowflakes out of it as well! Hollow Tree in Stanley Park. 😁 #BCStorm pic.twitter.com/oTEPafZ6hA— Brad Atchison (@Brad604) November 6, 2022
Didn't really expect this. 110pm and I just drove by Snowflakes falling into English Bay. Elevation 0m. #BCStorm #ShareYourWeather @weathernetwork pic.twitter.com/VyxFj3XNtC— Brad Atchison (@Brad604) November 6, 2022
A taste of three seasons in one video clip… deciduous trees confused as it was consistently above normal for most of October & now it’s #snowing even at sea level in #downtown #Vancouver #BC’s #CoalHarbour#BCstorm #ShareYourWeather #BCsnow @jwhittalTWN @KMacTWN @50ShadesofVan pic.twitter.com/Tm8lHglInO— Ryan Voutilainen 🇨🇦🇫🇮🇺🇦 (@RyanVoutilainen) November 6, 2022
Halifax: it’s 18 C today— Brendan Kergin (@BKergin) November 6, 2022
Toronto: It’s 15 C here!#Vancouver: pic.twitter.com/xbWzAuqCwW
The wet flurries have made their way downtown ☂️🌨 #yvr pic.twitter.com/DVYivg7GRI— Connie Thiessen (@conniethiessen) November 6, 2022
@virginradiovancouver How will we recover? 😉 Drive safe! #snowinvancouver #snowday #bcstorm #vancouver #yvr #vancouverweather ♬ screaming crying - louis’ gua sha
@itsrikotiko Officially time for all things merry and bright 🎄🎅🏼 #snow #snowinvancouver #tistheseason #snowonthebeach #cozyathome #cozy #snowflakes ♬ Snow On The Beach - Taylor Swift
Outside of the City of Vancouver a lot more snow was sticking to the ground.
Huge flakes coming down in Harbour Chines, Coquitlam at 150masl. #BCStorm @50ShadesofVan @Kusswx @KGordonGlobalBC pic.twitter.com/16W8efCJrb— Howard Takai (@waymorefunner) November 6, 2022
What about the North Shore Mountains? Well, it's really coming down! ❄️❄️❄️#BCstorm #Vancouver pic.twitter.com/nnLnoEUMnT— Thierry Goose (@ThierryGooseBC) November 6, 2022
It isn't officially #snowing in the #Vancouver area unless people tweet pics/videos of it#bcstorm pic.twitter.com/gmh8bcOVMI— Denise (@DeniseTWong) November 6, 2022
People in the area seemed to have one of two reactions.
Whoever ordered snow in early November in Vancouver is fired.— Sandra A Sigfusson ♡ Author - Contemporary Romance (@SandraSigfusson) November 6, 2022
Early snow this year for Vancouver! Looking like a winter wonderland out there— 𝒮𝓉❀𝓇𝓂𝓎 (@StormyEnt) November 6, 2022
While chilly, snow is not in the Environment Canada forecast for the rest of the week in Vancouver.