Vancouver Weather: Some snow, cold winds force ferry cancellations

Vancouver Weather: Some snow, cold winds force ferry cancellations

Feb 12, 2019

Vancouver (Canada) Feb 12: A special weather statement remains in effect, with Environment Canada forecasting two to four centimetres of snow today for Metro Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, B.C. - Snow is expected to fall on Metro Vancouver Friday, with up to four centimetres accumulation. A special weather statement for snow and Arctic wind Friday and Saturday remains in effect for the South Coast. Some regions will likely see more snow, according to Environment Canada, including parts of Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, which could see up to 10 centimetres.
Later in the day, B.C. Ferries cancelled the 8:15 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. sailings of the Coastal Inspiration between Tsawwassen and Duke Point because of high winds.
In Metro Vancouver, Friday is expected to be mainly cloudy, with periods of snow beginning early this morning, and a high of 1 C. Tonight, there's a good chance the region will see more snow and wind, with an overnight low of - 3 C. The weather agency says, however, with the wind chill that's going to feel more like - 11 C. The snow flurries could continue into Saturday morning, with a high of 1 C, but then it looks like the snow will clear up in the afternoon. It's going to be a blustery one though, with wind gusts up to 70 km/h in some areas. Saturday night will be freezing with a low of - 8 C and then Sunday is sunny with a high of zero.
Meantime, several weather warnings have been posted for Arctic air, including for the Fraser Valley and, the Sea to Sky Highway, and Howe Sound. Environment Canada says extremely strong and cold winds will cause wind chill factors of -20 C in these areas. The agency is warning that frostbite can occur.
Weather: Vancouver, B.C.
Today: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning early this morning. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Becoming windy late this afternoon. High 1 C.
Tonight: Cloudy, with a 60 per cent chance of flurries. A few flurries beginning near midnight. Windy. Low - 3 C. Wind chill near - 11 C.
Tomorrow: Cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of flurries early in the morning. Clearing in the afternoon. Wind northeast 50 km/h gusting to 70 diminishing to 30 gusting to 50 early in the afternoon. High 1 C.
Source: Vancouver Sun