Well… that was quite the day wasn’t it?
Blizzards, sun… snow, slush, ice, and a lot of mayhem on the Hump.
Well, the good news is it looks like the worst might be over. I just noticed that EC has put out a special update to their forecast at 8:59PM tonight.
They’ve gone from 5-10cm and “snow” to only 5cm and “flurries” with a little bit more tomorrow.
Unlike what I thought this morning, the flow is coming very much from the South rather than the North. That low off Vancouver Island that was supposed to develop looks to me on the Satellite like it was actually somewhere closer to the tip of the Island, and swung in wave after wave of moisture off the Pacific.
It doesn’t actually seem like we’re going to get any Strait effect snow at all now… winds are still blowing from the South and SW over in Qualicum and Nanaimo…
Looks like the Northerly winds won’t kick in until maybe Saturday, and they will be bringing fair, clear and cold skies.
Really, we can’t complain.
So, moral of the story, weather is wild and can do whatever it wants…. be careful on the roads… enjoy the sunny weekend!