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.
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
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