From a warm October to a sudden snowfall, Victoria is sure keeping us on our toes.
As predicted by Environment Canada, temperatures dropped, and a band of moisture made its way through southern Vancouver Island on Monday.
While the snow did create beautiful sceneries, it also created chaos for some drivers. Saanich Police were forced to close the Pat Bay Highway for a short time Monday night as emergency crews dealt with several collisions, including a multi-vehicle collision on HWY 17 at Haliburton.
Temperatures are expected to reach +5°C today, and with the sun out in full force, the snowy scenes will melt away.
Some chose to stay snuggled up in the warmth of their homes, others braved the winter weather and whipped out their cameras to capture the gentle flakes as they accumulated on the streets of Victoria.
Without further ado, here are 19 photos from the first snowfall of the season:
Downtown Victoria November 7th… snowmagedden #BCSnow #bcstorm #yyj pic.twitter.com/sWP6g3YbL2
— Geoff Wilmshurst 魏杰傅 🇺🇦 (@GeoffWilmshurst) November 8, 2022