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Metro Vancouver to see record-breaking cold, with more snow to come

After a little snowfall Wednesday, Metro Vancouver is expected to see record-breaking cold temperatures overnight.

Wind chills in Metro Vancouver will range from -8 C to -14 C, across Vancouver Island -5 C to -10 C with the coldest in the Fraser Valley and Howe Sound at -15 C to -25 C.


Record wind chill values for YVR.


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According to Environment Canada, a wind chill value of -25 C brings a moderate risk of frostbite and is a huge concern for the homeless.

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Light snowfall is also expected overnight with minimal accumulations.

Southeast Metro Vancouver, South Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley could see a few flakes.

But the most snow (and we’re not talking about much) could be in Powell River and Campbell River overnight with 0-4 cm.


Snow forecast for Wednesday evening into Thursday morning.


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The biggest snowstorm of the season will hit the South Coast on Friday.

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Snow is forecast to develop across Vancouver Island in the afternoon and in the evening for Metro Vancouver.

Early snowfall predictions are showing anywhere from 10-15 cm for the mainland while Vancouver Island could see a range from 10-30 cm.


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This snowstorm should clear out by Saturday afternoon, leaving a perfect day for tobogganing.

Snowfall will develop again on Sunday morning but will likely change over to rain by about noon. As always, stay tuned for further updates.




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