The Dalai Jarmo looked at the forecasts a week ago and calmly said, “They are wrong. It will stay cold until the 28th”. So I am not surprised by this….
From Envrionment Canada
5 to 15 cm of snow can be expected today.
This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
A frontal system approaching the coast will bring strong winds and a mixed bag of precipitation today through Saturday. Strong winds up to 90 km/h ahead of the warm front will prevail over the coastal sections of the central coast through this evening. Heavy snow has already been observed on the north coast although it will change to rain near noon. As the front moves southward snow is spreading to the Inner South coast. 5 to 10 cm of snow can be expected for metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast and East Vancouver Island. Snow will change to rain this evening as the warm front nears. Rain will become heavy tonight through Saturday for the Fraser Valley with up to 60 mm of rain expected. Snow will persist over Howe Sound tonight giving with near 15 cm accumulation before changing to rain Saturday morning. Over inland sections of Vancouver Island snow will change over to freezing rain this evening and finally to rain overnight as temperatures rise.