The following comes from Environment Canada. Note that West Vancouver Island is bracing for about 10cm of snow, and Inland and East Vancouver Island can get as much as 25cm. Where she lands in Sooke, nobody knows…
Heavy snow this evening becoming mixed with rain or patchy freezing rain Thursday morning.
- Snowfall amounts: 15 to 25 cm.
- Other threats: Freezing rain over inland and east Vancouver Island and the Malahat Highway.
- Timespan: This evening to Thursday morning.
- Locations: Central and East Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Victoria, Malahat Highway and Sunshine Coast.
A low-pressure system is forecast to approach the B.C. coast later today. Heavy snow will develop this evening. By Thursday morning, snow will change over to rain. During this transition Thursday morning there is a risk of freezing rain for central and east Vancouver Island as well as the Malahat.
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.
Malahat Highway – Goldstream to Mill Bay: Heavy snow this evening becoming mixed with rain or patchy freezing rain Thursday morning, with snowfall amounts between 15 to 25 cm.
West Vancouver Island – Heavy snow this evening changing to rain overnight. Snowfall amount: 10 cm, or possibly more inland.