Monday, January 25th 2021, 6:30 am - The wet snow quickly collected on the road surfaces and made for slippery and tricky travel in B.C.
For many living along B.C.'s South Coast, Sunday's wintry weather was the first real shot of snowfall this season.
A potent Pacific frontal system moved ashore Saturday night with rain to start, but as temperatures fell and with freezing levels hovering around 300 metres, precipitation changed to wet snow Sunday morning at or near sea level for many areas in Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.
The wet snow continued to spread inland and across higher terrain sections. Parts of Vancouver, including at the airport, saw precipitation change over to snow. This lead to slippery road conditions in residential areas where the snow had fallen.
Cypress Mountain, western Vancouver, B.C. Photo: Mia Gordon.
The higher terrain of Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland will see light snow linger into Monday, while areas at sea level will see light rain. Drivers are urged to adjust to the changing road accumulations, especially as wet snow may quickly accumulate over higher elevations.
See below for a selection of snowy visuals that are currently making the rounds on social media.
Thumbnail courtesy of Brad Atchison.