This year we have experienced a number of unheard-of-weather events in and around Vancouver, and there just might be one more rare event coming.
Odds are good for a white Christmas in Vancouver this year.
'It's very likely, it's nearly a 100% chance that we will have a white Christmas this year for Metro Vancouver', says Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist.
December is the coldest month of the year in Vancouver, but that doesn't often translate into snow on the ground on December 25th. But thanks to some Arctic and Pacific air meeting in the area for the next few days, it's almost certain snow will fall and stay for Christmas.
Currently, the forecast is calling for temperatures to drop to -4C on Christmas Eve, with snow falling, and we might not see temperatures above freezing until December 27th.
Lundquist notes that Vancouver often see this happen this time of year, but it only settles in for a few days. This year it just happens to fall on the right days.
The coldest days are looking like Christmas Day into Boxing Day and then it warms up a little bit as early as the day after Boxing Day.
This all lines up to create a winter wonderland for those staying in their homes on Christmas, but Lundquist notes it'll also wreak havoc on the streets in the city, and cold cause real problems for anyone traveling on the highways.
Highway 3 and 99 into the interior are open again/ These roads are scary at the best of times in the winter. Please be carefull and check Drive.BC for conditions and dress warmly.
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