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Uncommon mid-fall snowfall warning issued for Metro Vancouver as storm hits B.C.

Downtown Vancouver is pictured in the background as homes and streets are seen covered in snow in Burnaby, B.C., in the foreground Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Parts of Metro Vancouver could see up to 10 centimetres of snow today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
November 09, 2020 - 7:41 AM

VANCOUVER - Snowfall warnings have been issued for several regions of British Columbia, including parts of Metro Vancouver.

The Environment Canada warnings cover the central Interior including the Cariboo, Prince George and Stewart-Nechako regions, as well as inland sections of the north coast and parts of Greater Vancouver.

The weather office is calling for as much as 10 centimetres of snow at higher elevations of Vancouver's North Shore, along with parts of Coquitlam and Maple Ridge, while areas closer to sea level could see up to two centimetres.

Inland sections of the north coast, including the District of Stewart, can expect up to 15 centimetres of snow, while forecasters are calling for 10 centimetres and gusty, 50 km/h winds over the central Interior before conditions ease.

Special weather statements are also up for central and eastern parts of Vancouver Island and the inner south coast, with snow possible along the Port Alberni summit, Malahat and Sea-to-Sky highways.

The front is expected to move out of B.C. overnight.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 9, 2020.

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