Up to 10 centimetres of snow in store for parts of Vancouver Island
Snow is seen in Central Saanich. Nov. 3, 2017. (Courtesy Darren Morson)
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:23AM PST
Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:54AM PST
Parts of Vancouver Island could see up to 10 centimetres of snow today, according to Environment Canada.
The agency issued a special weather statement Thursday morning for east and inland Vancouver Island, Greater Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands.
It said an Arctic front moving over B.C.'s South Coast is leaving a cold airmass in its wake.
Simultaneously, precipitation will move over the cool air resulting in rain turning to snow at higher elevations from Victoria to Campbell River.
There's also a risk that freezing rain could fall on the region, Environment Canada said.
Avalanche danger 'considerable'
The Vancouver Island Avalanche Centre is also warning of "considerable" avalanche danger at alpine and treeline levels on the mid-island, while below the treeline carried a "moderate" danger.
In a bulletin issued Wednesday, the centre said it's been an "active" three days for avalanches on Vancouver Island, including an incident where a skier triggered an avalance on Mount Cain on the weekend.
The slide ran for roughly 25 metres and was about 30 metres wide. There were no injuries, the centre said.