A moisture-rich tropical system from the Philippines will start the great melt of 2017. Neighbourhoods in Metro Vancouver have seen snow on the ground since December 5, but that is all about to change.
Source: Heavy rainfall from moisture-rich tropical system to hit Metro Vancouver beginning Monday | Daily Hive Vancouver
According to Environment Canada, Metro Vancouver will see snowfall and flurries beginning later in the week.
Source: More snow expected to hit Vancouver this weekend
Winter officially kicks off Wednesday (Dec. 21), which marks the December solstice — the day with the fewest hours of sunlight of 2016. Here’s why.
Source: Winter Solstice: The Science of the Shortest Day of 2016