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Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for Squamish and Whistler

Prepare for up to 20cm of snow.

The weather statement issued Monday has been upgraded to a snowfall warning morning as of Tuesday. 

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Squamish, up through Whistler from late this afternoon to Wednesday afternoon.

A total snowfall of 15 to 20 centimetres is expected.

"Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas," reads the alert.

"Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions."

The alpine avalanche risk is considerable in the Sea to Sky Corridor. 

Tuesday's high temperature will be 2 C, but with the wind chill, it will feel like -6 C this morning. It will dip down to 0 C overnight. 

This is below seasonal averages. The average high temperature on Feb. 27 in Squamish is 8.6 C.

The average low temperature is 0.5 C. 

The warmest it has gotten on a Feb. 27 (1983-2023) was 19.4 C in 2005.

The coldest was -5.7 C in 1996.

The greatest precipitation Squamish has seen on this day was 50.6 millimetres in 2011.

While we may see our share of snow tonight, it won't likely come near the record set last year (2023) of 27 centimetres.

Wednesday, expect a high of 6 C and a low down to 1 C. 

Environment Canada says by Feb. 28, the snow could change to, at times, heavy rain in the morning. 

Thursday, expect rain or snow and a high of 6 C and a low down to 1 C. 

Friday, clouds and rain are expected, with a high of 4 C and a low down to 1 C overnight.

**Please note that this weather story is updated regularly, as the situation changes.

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