This photo was taken four hours after the first one posted earlier today. There's about seven centimetres on the ground as opposed to the one and a bit around 12:30. Wife took photo of me and dog after we went out and had a snowball fight in the driveway like a couple of kids larking about. Neither of us can throw for toffee, and so we came back in mostly unscathed but slightly out of breath. Sent photo's via e-mail to kids with the tag line "It's Snowing!"
Ferry services and airport out of and into Nanaimo are all shut down, and there's an RCMP roads warning out. Around two o'clock you were only allowed on to the main Trans Canada highway to Victoria if you had a 4x4 or snow chains.
At the bottom of our drive were a set of tyre marks where a neighbour from further round the road had begun to drive towards town, only to look at the way the snow was building up and pull a U turn and go home. Sounds like a plan to me. I've no intention to go out this weekend.
Don't know what's happening over on the mainland, but we're snug and cosy over here.
Weather forecast is for more snow turning to rain in the early hours of Monday morning. Well, we'll believe that when we see it.