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Island faces just another slushy, slippery, windy Monday

Nov 21 2011
Wind and wild skies have been a common sight off Dallas Road this month. Expect more of the same Monday. 

Wind and wild skies have been a common sight off Dallas Road this month. Expect more of the same Monday.

Photograph by: Lyle Stafford, Times Colonist

Don’t let mild weather in Victoria this morning lull you into thinking this isn’t the stormiest month of the year; a wind warning is in effect for Victoria with winds expected to gust up to 80 kilometres per hour later this morning.

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for parts of Vancouver Island this morning.

Wind from the southeast is forecast to whip up to 60 to 80 km/h. Rain showers are also forecast with a high of 8 C today.

The wind will then become southward and diminish soon afterwards. Winds will kick up again tonight expected to gust up to 60 km/h.

Some regions on Vancouver Island have received a double dose of bad weather news this morning. Environment Canada has posted both a wind and rain warning for Nanaimo and the Comox Valley, for example.

Residents in those areas can expect snow or rain ending early this morning then mainly cloudy skies with a 60 percent chance of more rain showers. Up to four centimetres of snow can be expected in northern areas.

Winds will whip up to 60 to 80 km/h diminishing to between 40 to 60 km/h and finally to 30 km/h later this morning.

There is no extreme weather forecast this morning for Tofino, a destination spot for storm watchers.

Most major highways on the Island this morning are clear.

Roads are slushy with a mix of rain and snow in: Cowichan on Hwy 18; Parksville on Hwy 19 at Cook Creek Road; and Port Alberni on Hwy 4.

On Sutton Pass on Hwy 4 between Ucluelet and Port Alberni, the road is snow covered.

ceharnett@timescolonist.com

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