Up to 50 cms of new snow in North Shore mountains this week

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Don’t forget your umbrella. Following yesterday’s break, more rain is expected to fall in the lower elevations of Metro Vancouver for the remainder of this week.

Environment Canada forecasts rainfall and increasing winds today, and similar wet conditions with a daily high of 11°C will persist throughout the week. Rainfall could be heavy at times, especially on Wednesday.

Forecast for Vancouver International Airport

Image: Environment Canada

Image: Environment Canada

Up in the local mountains, a major blast of winter will help cement the 2015/2016 ski season as one of the strongest for snow depth in years. More snowfall is anticipated today and for the rest of the week, with up to 50 cms of new snow at Cypress, Grouse, and Seymour mountains by the end of the weekend.

Lesser amounts of new snow, approximately 35 cms, is forecasted for Whistler Blackcomb, however, the resort is well on its way in reaching its average snow depth. Already this season, it has received 1,031 cms of accumulated snow – just shy of its entire seasonal 1,163 cm average.

Last year, meteorologists predicted a stronger El Nino that will keep B.C. warm and dry through the winter and spring, but so far their predictions have been off.

Total snow this season to date

  • Cypress Mountain: 822 cm
  • Grouse Mountain: 611 cm
  • Mount Seymour: 827 cm
  • Whistler Blackcomb: 1,031 cm

When it’s dumping outside @lizaknight22 goes sniffing for pow. #powhounding #whiteroom #whistler #ohcanada A video posted by Ryan Knight (@ryanknightr) on

Ay the top of Grouse Mountain #grousemountain #vancouver #bc #ski A photo posted by Alberto Alcaraz (@aalcarazpaz) on

Fresh snow top to bottom today and still snowing! #cypressmtn #freshies A photo posted by Cypress Mountain (@cypressmtn) on

My kind of night lights. #ShreddingTheGnar

A photo posted by Joshua Adhémar (@josh13a) on

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