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Snow blankets the ground in Central Saanich on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (Twitter/@HTCNicole)
Temperatures were cold enough this morning to ensure any precipitation that fell on the South Island remained frozen. By late morning, people reported a dusting to several centimeters of snow as flurries came down over south Vancouver Island.
Snowfall accumulations could top 5 cm in some areas by the time the snow stops later this afternoon. There will be some clearing overnight, giving us a brighter morning.
February 2017 has been quite a snowy one for Vancouver Island. Here’s how much snow has been reported in some island communities this month:
If you think we’ve had a lot of snow this year, you’re right. 2017 is the fifth snowiest February in Victoria since recordkeeping began in 1940!
Countdown to Spring
Spring is still a three weeks away. 21 days exactly. Officially, the vernal equinox is 3:29 a.m., March 20th.