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Good Weather for start of Paralympics


March 11, 2010 - With heavy snow falling in the mountains right through the weekend, the forecast looks promising for the start of the 2010 Paralympic Games.

At this time last month, organizers of the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver were dealing with some rough weather conditions. With the rain coming down and temperatures on the rise, they were scrambling to make sure there was enough snow on Cypress Mountain.

Mother Nature was NOT co-operating.

Today, on the eve of the 2010 Paralympic Games, it's a bit of a different story. Another system is rolling in off the Pacific and bringing rain to Vancouver, but there isn't as much to worry about this time around.

'This system will also bring 25 to 35 centimetres of snow to the coastal mountains through today and tomorrow,' says Weather Network meteorologist Greg Stephens. 'Snow levels will be around 900 metres tomorrow in Paralympic Park. We'll switch over to flurries on Saturday, but this is good snow to get things started.'

Vancouver could see anywhere from 10 to 30 millimetres through Friday -- right before the first day of competition.

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