Metro Vancouver - northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
Alerts in Effect
Snowfall WarningIssued at 21:36 Thursday 22 February 2018
Snowfall, with total amounts of about 10 cm is expected.
A trough of low pressure is poised to cross the south coast on Friday bringing a significant snowfall to all areas.
Snowfall is expected to begin Friday morning and then taper off late in the afternoon. Strong southeasterly winds blowing through Strait of Georgia will usher in some relatively warmer air along the immediate coast, so some areas may see mixed snow and rain in the afternoon.
Snowfall amounts will range from 5 to 10 cm along the immediate coast to more than 10 cm inland.
A second disturbance will move across the region Friday night bringing a good possibility of more snow.
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.
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