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Scores of Metro Vancouverites mock first 'snow day' of 2021 while others share wintry snaps (PHOTOS)

Did you see any snow?
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While the forecast called for snowfall across Metro Vancouver on Sunday, not every part of the region saw much of the white stuff.

While the forecast called for snowfall across Metro Vancouver on Sunday, not every part of the region saw much of the white stuff.

In fact, most residents of the City of Vancouver didn't see any snow, or if they did, it was only a few flakes falling and then not sticking on the ground. Likewise, some areas of Metro Vancouver only saw a light dusting but not much of an accumulation. 

For these folks, the buildup to the 2021 "snowmaggedon" was decidedly laughable, and they took to Twitter to share their perception of the first "snow day" of the new year. 

Snowy areas around Metro Vancouver 

Several parts of the Lower Mainland did see a light dusting of snow, while a couple of areas saw a few centimetres accumulate. 

Locals shared numerous pictures of the snowfall on social media yesterday--albeit very humble amounts of the white stuff. 

4cm of Snow up at SFU as of 745pm. That's it. But it is just enough to build a tiny Snowman. from r/britishcolumbia

Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast 

While Vancouverites have enjoyed a relatively mild winter so far, Environment Canada cautions that we aren't out of the woods yet. 

In a recent interview, Environment Canada Meteorologist Doug Lundquist told Vancouver Is Awesome that "It's halfway through winter--so we have another half to go through.

 "And we can get snow--definitely in the latter part of January, February and sometimes March."

Lundquist stresses that snow events are far less likely heading into spring, but they can't be ruled out entirely. That said, he notes that the La Niña pattern is still affecting weather in the region, which could mean temperatures will dip a bit below average. 

For now, however, Environment Canada has lifted the snowfall warning for the region. That said, there is a possibility of flurries tonight for places with higher elevations. 

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