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STORMWATCH: More snow on the way for BC

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Rodrigo Cokting
Staff writer

Sunday, February 23, 2014, 3:24 PM -

The second storm of the weekend makes its way into British Columbia on Sunday, bringing with it the chance of more snow.

On Saturday the first system covered parts of the province like Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley with wet snow as it tracked southward.

The amount of snow was dependent on two major factors. 

"Snowfall accumulations are highly variable depending on elevation and distance from the ocean," said Weather Network meteorologist Doug Gillham. "[Snowfall totals could range] from just a few centimeters at the Vancouver and Victoria airports to 10-20 cm above 200 meters."


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In fact, Vancouver and Victoria could see about five more centimeters of snow by the end of the day, with a little more expected in higher elevations. A snowfall warning was issued for Metro Vancouver.

Wind is also a concern as gusts of over 50 km/h will hit Vancouver Island and the lower mainland.

"There will be gusty winds, mostly over the lower mainland of Vancouver, especially in the lower Fraser Valley region like Abbotsford."

But after today, British Columbia should be in for a little winter break. Cold temperatures will remain but it will be a relatively quiet last week for February.

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