Snowfall Warning

This alert expired on February 5, 2017 at 5:36:08 AM +0000
Environment Canada
Alert area: East Vancouver Island; Sunshine Coast; Metro Vancouver; Fraser Valley - west including Abbotsford; Fraser Valley - east including Chilliwack

Posted February 4, 2017 at 1:36:08 PM +0000

A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected.

A low pressure centre off the west coast of Vancouver Island is causing moist maritime air to overrun cold arctic air in the low levels, causing areas of heavy snowfall over the Inner South Coast.

The highest amounts are forecast for the Fraser Valley where up to 20 cm of further snowfall is likely through Sunday morning. 20 cm of snow had already fallen at Abbotsford Airport as of 4 AM this morning.

A few more centimetres of snow are forecast for the remainder of the regions mainly this morning and again tonight, with accumulations of around 2 to 4 cm today and again tonight, with lesser amounts near the Strait of Georgia and higher amounts inland and over higher terrain.


Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports to #BCStorm.

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Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

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