Monday, January 13th 2020, 12:15 pm - Poor conditions forced some school closures on Monday as much of the province is covered in extreme cold warnings.
British Columbia remains firmly locked in the grips of severe winter weather as more snow and a blast of frigid air prompts extreme cold and Arctic outflow warnings for most of the province. More on the record breaking cold this week, along with the threat for more low elevation snow, below.
Strong Arctic outflow winds from the Fraser Valley collide with the southern Gulf Islands and southeastern Vancouver Island, producing heavy bands of snow at times and poor travel conditions. Amounts ranging from 5 to 15 cm piled up through the early part of Monday.
Several schools across the province closed for the day on Monday after the wicked weekend weather, that included heavy snow and winds, made for some unsafe slushy and slick conditions for parts of the region early Monday morning.
Around 6,500 people in the Lower Mainland, Okanagan and northern half of Vancouver Island also remained without power on Monday morning, following the weekend storm.
West Vancouver Schools will be closed today due to the heavy accumulation of snowWestVanSchools on Twitter
TUESDAY: EVEN COLDER, RECORD-SMASHING ARCTIC AIR
The Arctic front that pushed onto the South Coast Sunday night has prompted warnings for extreme cold and Arctic outflow across most of the province.
The early week forecast holds some teeth-chattering numbers, with the most frigid air of the century so far to come.