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It is very white out there and will apparently remain so for some time to come. Yes, snow has come to the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Snow has been an all too infrequent vistor to these parts in recent Globally Warming years and has been sorely missed, at least by this British Columbian. I like cold weather and feel right at home outside these days. Weather forecasts are calling for -13°C (it is -11°C as I type) which is bound to have people grumbling.
Truthfully, though, -13° could be bad for us in the Lower Mainland. It is unusual and many things that are necessarily taken in to consideration futher north and further east - such as burying waterlines deeper in the ground to keep them from freezing - are often casually disregarded here. The coldest I remember it getting in this area was around -17°C in 1988 when I was still living in Port Coquitlam. Since about 2000 it has been pretty mild here, especially in the last couple of years.
There is myth in this country that British Columbia never sees winter. The myth is big with interprovincial transplants (and those most loathsome types of BCers - the self-deluded British "Californian") seeking to escape the typical Canadian winter, hoping to settle into some sort of in-country Shangra-La. BC is a big place, geographically diverse and most of it does see winter: just ask my friends Trent and Ken in the north-east and central interior of the province, respectively.