Hourly weather forecast for Vancouver as ‘dangerous’ winter snowstorm hits
A massive snowstorm is expected to dump up to eight inches of snow in Metro Vancouver.
Environment Canada has a series of weather warnings in effect, warnings of freezing rain, blowing snow and hazardous conditions.
Most of Metro Vancouver is already blanketed in snow after recent weather events, but the latest storm is expected to arrive Wednesday night Thursday night.
The weather warning adds, “Consider postponing non-essential trips until conditions improve. The rapid accumulation of snow could make it difficult to travel in some places. Surfaces such as highways, roads, driveways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and dangerous. “
The locations affected by this storm are Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Howe Sound and the Sea-to-Sky Highway, where the latter areas could see snow totals of up to 30 centimeters.
So when will the storm hit?
Here is an hour-by-hour forecast, according to MétéoMédia (subject to change during the day).
9 a.m. to 1 p.m .: 1 C, looks like -3 C, mostly cloudy.
2 p.m. to 4 p.m .: 0 C, looks like -3 C, mostly cloudy.
5 p.m .: 0 C, looks like -3 C, scattered showers.
6 p.m .: -1 C, looks like -5 C, scattered gusts.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m .: -1 C, looks like -5 C, light snow begins to fall at 1 centimeter per hour.
10 p.m. to 11 p.m .: -1 C, feels like -6 C, snow falls between 1-3 centimeters per hour.
Thursday, from 12 p.m. to 4 a.m .: 0 C is like -4 C, snow falls between 1 and 3 centimeters per hour.
Thursday from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m .: 0 C is like -4 C, snow falls at 1 centimeter per hour.
Thursday 9 am: 1 C, feeling -2 C, light snow gradually decreasing and turning to rain.
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