Active AlertsCloverdale Arena, BC

Special Weather Statement
Issued at Mon 4:56 AM Feb. 26
Issued by: Environment and Climate Change Canada

A wintry mix of precipitation is expected.

Where: Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Howe Sound, Whistler and the Sea to Sky Highway.

When: Tuesday evening through Wednesday, potentially impacting the Tuesday evening commute.

A weather system brings a wintry mix of precipitation to the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Howe Sound-Whistler late Tuesday evening through Wednesday.

For most regions except Whistler and the Sea to Sky Highway, snow levels will be hovering near the surface, and precipitation will start as rain mixed with snow Tuesday evening. Snowfall accumulations are expected to vary greatly with elevation and proximity to the water.

With a warming southwesterly flow aloft, snow levels will rise overnight resulting in mixed precipitation changing to moderate to heavy rain late Tuesday night or early Wednesday. During this transition, there is also a risk of freezing rain over the Fraser Valley as warm air overrides the cold air in the valley.

For Whistler and Sea to Sky Highway, precipitation will start as snow Tuesday evening and transition to rain Wednesday afternoon.

Moderate to heavy precipitation will ease across the region late Wednesday with the passage of the system.

Warnings may be issued as the event draws closer and as confidence in the snowfall accumulation improve. Please continue to check the weather forecasts, and be prepared for changing weather conditions.


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