With over a foot of snow on the ground, Environment Canada has lifted the snowfall warning. More snow is still expected, just not by the shovelful. Temperatures will warm up over the next few days, returning Sooke to a state of soggy. A snowfall warning still exists for the Malahat, with another 5 to 15 cm expected before the snow changes to rain showers.
Here are the conditions as of 6:00 am today, Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
- BC Hydro is reporting a few power outages affecting under 50 people.
- The School School District is closed.
- BC Transit is reporting deteriorating road conditions and warning that buses will be late. Route 64 will not be accessing East Sooke today. Also, Route 61 has no Sooke loop, and is turning around at traffic circle.
- DriveBC is warning of “winter driving conditions” between Langford and Port Renfrew.
From Environment Canada:
Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.
A deep low pressure system will cross Vancouver Island Wednesday night. Ahead of the low, southeast winds of 70 to 90 km/h will develop in Greater Victoria early in the evening and spread to the Southern Gulf Islands, East Vancouver Island – Duncan to Nanaimo, southern and western sections of Metro Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast later in the evening.
Winds will shift abruptly to the southwest late overnight or Thursday morning in the wake of the low with gusty winds.
Winds will ease Thursday morning.
Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.
BC Storm Tracker
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There has been the equivalent of 30.4 mm of precipitation since Wed 02:00 at "North Cowichan" #BCStorm— WX Duncan (@wc_duncan) September 24, 2020
There has been the equivalent of 22.7 mm of precipitation since Wed 04:00 at "Pemberton Airport" #BCStorm— WX Pemberton (@wc_pemberton) September 24, 2020