|Today's Air Canada arrival at the Digby Island Airport|
may be the last flight we see for a few days, as another
significant weather event is heading the way of the Lower Mainland
An Environment Canada Winter Storm Warning, that calls for Snow, Frozen Rain and then Rain alone is wreaking havoc on travel plans in and out of one of the most important travel hubs in Western Canada.
As freezing levels rise, heavy snow will become mixed with ice pellets and then change to rain late Friday over most of Vancouver Island, and Friday night to Saturday over the mainland. Snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm are expected. Local blowing snow is possible in strong easterly winds resulting in near zero visibilities.
Furthermore, freezing rain is expected during the transition from snow to rain, which could cause significant impact on road conditions. For inland sections of Vancouver Island, periods of freezing rain could continue into Saturday afternoon.
Such is the concern for the approaching weather on the Lower Mainland that the Provincial Government issued an Information Alert today advising those in the area to cancel or postpone their travel plans from tonight through to Saturday at earliest.
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