A dose of early-season snowfall has hit some of the higher elevations on Vancouver Island, including the popular ski resort, Mount Washington.
On Thursday, Environment Canada issued special weather statements for a large portion of Vancouver Island, calling for snowfall at higher elevations and a “modified Arctic airmass” bringing below seasonal temperatures.
“The onset of precipitation combined with falling temperatures will bring the chance of snow and tricky driving conditions for Highway 19 between Campbell River and Port Hardy, Highway 28 to Gold River, and Highway 4 between Coombs and Port Alberni,” reads a statement from the weather agency.
Environment Canada adds that below seasonal temperatures will continue through the weekend here on Vancouver Island.
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“The system is expected to move out of the region Friday evening but a cold air mass settling in behind the system will ensure temperatures remain five to eight degrees below seasonal normals,” adds the agency.
Although the highways appear to be clear of snow for the most part on Friday morning, higher elevations – including Mount Washington – appear to have gotten an early season dusting.
Now it is still a ways off before Mount Washington’s expected opening day on December 4, however, that doesn’t mean eager skiers can’t indulge in pictures of the recent snowfall.
Here’s the view from the three webcams at the Mount Washington Resort on Friday morning:
Current webcam conditions can be viewed on the resort’s website.