No White Christmas for Metro Vancouver this year

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Were you looking forward to a White Christmas Day this year? Unfortunately, it is not something Santa Claus can deliver in Metro Vancouver according to Environment Canada.

The latest forecasts indicate it will be a relatively warm and green Christmas Day with a mix of cloud and sun. If you are looking for a nearby destination with snow on the ground, Whistler will be your best bet.

The last time Vancouver had a snow on the ground on Christmas was in 2008, which was the snowiest winter in 19 years. With an extensive period of subzero arctic temperatures accompanied by continued snowfall, there was snow on the ground for 27 consecutive days from December 13 to January 8.

In fact, the December 2008 accumulations were less than one centimetre short of beating the all-time record of 89.9 cm in December 1964.

Across most of B.C. and Canada, over the coming week temperatures will be above seasonal and in some cases relatively warm:

Vancouver International Airport

vancouver weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Abbotsford

abbotsford weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Squamish

squamish weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Whistler

whistler weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Nanaimo

nanaimo weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Tofino

tofino weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Victoria

victoria weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Kamloops

kamloops weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Kelowna

kelowna weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Vernon

vernon weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Terrace

terrace weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Calgary

calgary weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Edmonton

edmonton weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Winnipeg

winnipeg weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Toronto

toronto weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Ottawa

ottawa weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Montreal

montreal weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Quebec City

quebec weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

Halifax

halifax weather december 22 2014
Image: Environment Canada

 

Feature Image: Vancouver snow via Shutterstock

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