A special weather statement is in effect for Greater Victoria / Strait of Georgia region. Note, though, that at the time of publication no statement has been issued for West Vancouver Island. Sooke lies between those two points. Sooke should experience a temperature dip on Sunday and Monday, and there may be some snow or wet snow. Following is the weather statement from Environment Canada and the short-term forecast for Sooke.
Turning cold with increasing chances of snow…Following a relatively mild first half of winter, a transition to much colder conditions will begin Saturday night over the South Coast. Cold Arctic air is currently pushing southwards across the interior of the province and is expected to arrive by early Sunday. The cold air will persist into the latter half of next week. Temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees below seasonal averages, making for the coldest conditions seen this season.
Arctic outflow winds crossing the Strait of Georgia will create the potential for snow squalls reaching the eastern side of Vancouver Island on Sunday. These snow squalls tend to be localized but could nevertheless produce significant snowfall for sections of East Vancouver Island. There remains uncertainty with regards to the location and snowfall accumulations so please monitor forecasts and alerts.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.
In related news, Mainroad is anticipating 2 to 4 cm of the white stuff, and they say they will be applying anti-icing chemicals on all highways until the event passes.
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