East Coast “Significant Snowfall” possible Thursday

Special Weather Statement issued

A quick update as I ride the bus home. I see ECCC issued a statement for the East side from Duncan up to Fanny Bay. Their words:

There is a potential for significant snowfall for East Vancouver Island. The snow will start on Thursday afternoon and will end late Thursday night. There is still some uncertainty regarding the snowfall amounts that are expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.


As I mentioned in the last update, there is a good setup for Strait effect snow with winds spilling out of Howe Sound and the Fraser Valley and dumping snow on the East coast

Unfortunately for snow lovers in Port Alberni, the Beauforts and Mt Arrowsmith tend to shield us from most off that effect.

The Uwash model is not certain on snow for the Island yet so there is definitely uncertainty about how this unfolds but everyone agrees it will be cold and the clear skies are a confirmation of that.

Bundle Up and keep an eye out for Warnings and updates.

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