Vancouver, BC (WNEWS) – A major snowstorm is forecast to hit Metro Vancouver & the Fraser Valley on Tuesday & Wednesday with a potential of over 40 cm of snow in parts of the eastern Fraser Valley.
Major cities like Surrey and Langley are expected to see up to 25 cm of snow while in the City of Vancouver around 10 cm of snow.
While late November snow is a occurrence for the south coast, a major snowfall like this is very rare. The City of Vancouver saw its first snowfall earlier this month, even before eastern cities like Toronto and Ottawa.
The snow and flurries are expected to stay around until mid-December as a deep arctic cold spill is expected to settled in.
The high temperatures are projected to be five and ten degrees below normal for this time of year.
Drivers are advised to drive for the conditions and avoid tailgating other drivers.
Transit riders are advised to dress appropriately for the weather conditions as buses and Skytrain could be delayed or even cancelled if the conditions get extreme.
This has occurred in past snowstorms where the Skytrain system has been reduced due to operator’s driving the train manually. This occurred in January 2019 when a major storm paralyzed the transit system causing massive delays and lines at the Skytrain’s stations.