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.

  • West Shore: 2-3 cm
  • Saanich: 3 cm
  • Central Saanich: 3 cm
  • Downtown Victoria: Trace

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:

  • Victoria - 33.6 cm - data to February 26
  • Nanaimo - 67.2 cm - data to February 25
  • Chemainus - 57.2 cm - data to February 25
  • Comox - 77.4 cm - data to February 26
  • North Cowichan - 46.2 cm - data to February 23
  • Port Hardy - 21.8 cm - data to February 26

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! 

snowy victoria

Countdown to Spring

Spring is still a three weeks away. 21 days exactly. Officially, the vernal equinox is 3:29 a.m., March 20th.