A special weather statement is in effect for Howe Sound. Heavy snow is expected to begin on Saturday night.
Besides Howe Sound, the warning is also in effect for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast, Whistler, and Sea to Sky highway. Total snowfall amounts ranging from 10 to 30 cm can be expected.
“A significant weather system will push across the South Coast this weekend bringing widespread snow to the region. Periods of light snow will start on Saturday and intensify to heavy snow Saturday night. Heavy snow is expected to ease Sunday morning for most regions,” says the agency.
“Due to the variability in the track of the low pressure system and the strength of the Arctic outflow winds, there is some uncertainty associated with the exact snowfall amounts. Current guidance suggests total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 cm with near 30 cm possible over upslope regions and higher terrain.”
Warnings will be issued as the event draws closer. Be prepared for challenging travel conditions Saturday night to Sunday.