There’s a possibility of heavy convective snow flurries causing a sudden reduction in visibility through today.
Locations: Fanny Bay to Duncan, Gibsons to Earls Cove, Port Alberni, Lake Cowichan, Port Renfrew, Sooke, Jordan River, Highway 4 – Coombs to Port Alberni, Malahat Highway, Powell River, Campbell River, Port Hardy.
Timeframe: Through to this afternoon.
Threat: Sudden reduction in visibility in heavy snow and rapid accumulation of snow on surfaces such as roads and walkways.
Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast remain under the influence of an unstable airmass. This will produce pockets of flurries today. Some of these pockets may produce short bursts of heavy snow with a sudden reduction in visibility and rapid accumulation of snow on roads and walkways.
Be prepared for sudden changes in road conditions and sudden reductions in visibility in heavy snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.