UPDATE: East Vancouver Island snowfall warning updated
East Vancouver Island
8:19 AM PST Monday 24 February 2014
Snowfall warning for
East Vancouver Island continued
5 to 15 cm of snow is forecast for today.
This is a warning that significant snowfall is occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.
Another Pacific frontal system will move across the South Coast today and produce more snow over the region. Over East Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands a total of 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected today while over remaining regions 5 to 10 cm of accumulation is expected. Late this afternoon or early this evening milder Pacific air will invade and cause the snow to change over to rain in most areas.
All VIU Campuses except Powell River are closed today. Schools in Port Alberni and SD 70 are OPEN.
Nanaimo has received over 40 cm of snow this weekend. Likely more now. If you can avoid driving out of the Valley, it would be a smart decision.
Port Alberni will get light snow all day. Expect up to 5cm here. Expect up to 15cm on the East Coast.
We should warm up by Tuesday afternoon.
Stay safe and have fun out there.