Environment Canada is calling for “significant snow” across parts of Metro Vancouver Tuesday.
According to a weather statement issued the morning of Feb. 3, “a favourable set up for widespread low elevation snow over the south coast is shaping up for Tuesday and Tuesday night. A front will track down the B.C. coast beginning Tuesday morning and combine with a cool airmass to produce snow across the lowlands.”
Snowfall amounts will vary significantly across the region. The air will be cool, but not truly Arctic, so snowfall amounts will vary with proximity to the water, elevation and intensity of precipitation.
Anywhere from five to 20 cm of heavy, wet snow is expected, says Environment Canada, with the highest amounts likely over Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
Rain is expected to wash away the white stuff by Wednesday as a flow of milder Pacific air returns.