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BC Snow

Laurissa Anyas-Weiss, content producer

December 3, 2009 — A winter storm is heading towards the BC coast. For Greater Vancouver, including Metro Vancouver, totals of 10 to 20cm are expected by Tuesday. Snowfall accumulations of 5-10cm are expected for eastern Vancouver Island including Victoria.

The system moves in Monday afternoon for Vancouver Island, and Monday evening for the lower mainland. All precipitation will begin as snow, with the majority of snow falling through the evening and overnight hours. Precipitation will switch to rain for Vancouver Island tonight as warmer air pushes in. The switch from snow to rain will not begin until Tuesday morning for Greater Vancouver as temperatures slowly rise throughout the day. Cities at slightly higher elevations and further away from the coast will remain as snow until at least Tuesday afternoon.

Victoria - Nanaimo
The bulk of the snow will fall Monday evening, before switching to rain overnight, from south to north. Snowfall accumulation will be 5-15cm.

Greater Vancouver
The bulk of the snow will fall Monday late evening through the overnight. Precipitation will switch to rain through Greater Vancouver through the day on Tuesday. Snowfall accumulations will be 10-15cm for Richmond and Vancouver Airport. 10-20cm of snow is possible for Metro Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey. North of the city, 15-25cm for North Vancouver and Coquitlam and Abbotsford. 15-25cm for Chilliwack and Squamish.

Snow will begin to fall Monday night and continue through Wednesday. Snowfall accumulation will be 15-30cm.

Warnings are in place across the region.

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