Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for Greater Victoria

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UPDATE: Environment Canada has ended snowfall warnings for eastern and inland Vancouver Island, Greater Victoria and Southern Gulf Islands. Special weather statements still in effect.

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Don’t put the shovels away yet, more snow is on the way.

Areas around Greater Victoria woke up to a winter wonderland this morning. Sheets of snow covered the roads, students at School District #62 experienced a snow day, and people shared their pictures of December’s first snowfall.

As the snow piles high, Environment Canada is now issuing a snowfall warning. While rain is expected at sea level, higher elevation routes, including the Malahat, will get 5 to 10 cm of snow today, and an additional 5 cm of snow tonight.

Enjoy the snow while it lasts, however, as most of it is anticipated to melt by Wednesday.

A small amount of snowfall is expected on Thursday.

Other sections of the Island

East Vancouver Island: Duncan to Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay: 10 cm of snow is expected near sea level and up to 20 cm over higher terrain today. Another 2 to 5 cm is expected this evening

Inland Vancouver Island: 10 to 15 cm is forecast over southern sections today, especially near Lake Cowichan. Another 5 cm is forecast this evening

Southern Gulf Island: Snow will continue today with a further 5 to 10 cm expected by this evening

Got a cool picture? Tag your snowfall posts on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #victoriabuzz to be featured.

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