A quick look out the window, and it feels like this snowy weather will never end.
But just how does this winter stack up to previous years in the Lower Mainland?
The region saw its first snowfall the first week of December, and depending on where you live you either saw dumps of it or sprinkles here and there.
It’s now March 7th, and there’s more expected tonight.
It turns out, this hasn’t been the longest running winter for snow but it’s close, according to Global BC meteorologist Mark Madryga.
So far, Mother Nature has dumped almost double the normal amount of snow Metro Vancouver would normally see, with the airport measuring 67 cm already this year. The average for a winter is only about 38 cm.
This winter is definitely high on the list but it doesn’t take first place.
That honour goes back to the early 70’s, when the airport saw 187 centimeters.
And back in 2008, 113 centimeters.
Madryga says El Nino is one reason why we’re seeing an extended winter.
A Jetstream has consistently steered cold air out of the Gulf of Alaska with several Arctic outbreaks through the province.
We’ve also seen colder weather this year, Madryga says the last time it dragged out this long was back in March 2009 when the region saw five centimeters of snow and temperature dipped two degrees below average.