Naturally, 2020 couldn’t end quietly, so what better way than an epic day of snow, slush and rain to close out the year?
As predicted by Environment Canada, temperatures dropped and a band of moisture made its way through southern Vancouver Island on Monday.
Heavy rain quickly converted to heavy wet snow, causing flooding and power outages to thousands across Vancouver Island — many are still without as hydro crews work around the clock to restore the power.
While all of the chaos occurred, there is no denying that the snow made for a pretty scene across the region, and whether you’re delighted or annoyed by it, the beauty of pristine, white snow was a treat for all to feast their eyes upon.
Temperatures are expected to reach +6°C today, and with the sun out in full force, the snowy scenes will melt away.
Without further ado, here are 16 photos from the first snowfall of the season:
There's no chance it will snow before Christmas, they said.
Rain, they said.
Unseasonably mild, they said.
LIARS. #yyj pic.twitter.com/l9AGIKfM4k
— Karen Rivers (@karenrivers) December 21, 2020
The not so pretty but kind of pretty (minus the traffic chaos):
Current conditions on the Malahat. Drive safe out there!
Video by Dino and Nancy Vieira@victoriabuzzes #yyjtraffic pic.twitter.com/FVxzMSzatF
— Mike Kelly (@mikevicbuzz) December 21, 2020