PHOTOS: Vancouver's early-season snowfall catches city by surprise

PHOTOS: Vancouver's early-season snowfall catches city by surprise

Was only a matter of time before the South Coast saw some snowflakes, but residents in parts of the Lower Mainland just weren't expecting to see them so soon.

While the Lower Mainland was too dry for any significant snowfall, there was just enough moisture for flurries to develop across pockets of the region through early Tuesday morning. The snowfall was enough to cause some slippery roads across many communities.

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In fact, it was Vancouver's first measurable snow of the season, 1.2 centimetres recorded at Vancouver International Airport, its earliest in more than 31 years (Oct. 28, 1991). That date is also the record for the most preliminary snowfall in the season for the city. Normally, it doesn't see snow, on average, until Dec. 13.

Southern Vancouver Island wasn't spared, eiher, with Victoria International Airport picking up 2 cm of snowfall on Monday. This was the earliest snowfall for the airport since 7 cm fell on Nov. 3, 2017.

The snow came courtesy of a stacked low off the Washington coast, enhanced by an Arctic outflow that's bringing dangerous cold to the province, too.

Snow also pile up across the southern Interior and Okanagan before it eased early Tuesday morning. Schools were cancelled in parts of the latter due to the snowfall and dangerous road conditions on Monday.

Snow was also expected across southern portions of Vancouver Island, including along the Malahat and possibly into the Greater Victoria area.

It didn't take long for residents to post visuals of the snow on the ground in Vancouver and other B.C. communities. Below is a selection of what's currently making the rounds on social media.

WATCH: January-like cold and snow blasts into the B.C. Interior

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Thumbnail courtesy of Brad Atchison/Twitter.

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