Vancouverites have long enjoyed bragging about their mild winters compared to Toronto, but it looks like locals will have to eat their words time around. Metro Vancouver got hit with snow on Monday night, while Toronto enjoyed mostly sunny skies and a high of 10°C.
Environment Canada issued an advisory saying that anywhere from 2 to 4 cm would fall in various parts of Metro Vancouver.
To Vancouver’s credit, this was reportedly the city’s earliest snowfall on record in 31 years, according to CTV News.
#Vancouver #BC’s iconic #LionsGate #Bridge from #StanleyPark on the first accumulating #snow of the season… the earliest in about 31 years. 10:48p PT#ShareYourWeather #BCstorm #BCwx #BCsnow #YVRwx #LionsGateBridge @jwhittalTWN @nadinehp4 @weathernetwork pic.twitter.com/Nf241306tp
— Ryan Voutilainen 🇨🇦🇫🇮🇺🇦 (@RyanVoutilainen) November 8, 2022
Other parts of BC, including Howe Sound and Chilcotin, saw greater snowfall accumulations of 10 cm this past weekend.
Meanwhile out east, Toronto enjoyed September-like temperatures over the weekend, with more double-digit highs to look forward to this week.
However, the fun won’t last long. According to The Weather Network and AccuWeather, snow flurries and snow showers are expected to hit Toronto next week, with the wind chill making it feel like -1°C.
— NatAttack 🌠🌙⭐ナタリー (@theawxybox) November 8, 2022
By then, Vancouver’s snow will be long gone as temperatures climb back into the high single-digits and low teens.
This pattern reversal is exactly what The Weather Network predicted would happen this November across Canada.
The outlet said that colder-than-normal temperatures and “shots of winter-like weather” would dominate western Canada in early November, with eastern Canada enjoying warmer temperatures.
— Bryan Ug (@BryanUgerr) November 8, 2022
However, by mid-to-late November, the cold will track east towards Ontario and Quebec, where the cold will really set in and seasonal temperatures return to the west.
As expected, Vancouver will get the better end of the deal. When it comes to weather, it will always be a losing battle for Toronto.