It was just beginning to get light out—both in terms of sunshine and snowfall—as I was leaving my parkade sleeping spot at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning (February 4).
With the snow and morning rush hour more-or-less beginning together Vancouverites (homeless and otherwise) had the clear advantage of good visibility and bare streets—to begin with, at least.
Tuesday’s forecast high is only 2°C, falling to 1°C overnight. Wet, heavy snow is expected to continue falling all day and all night, with predicted concentrations of anywhere from five to 20 centimetres.
At best the evening rush hour will be more like “slush hour” and tomorrow morning—at worst—could repeat the near paralysis of exactly three weeks ago when the city was blanketed with something like 20 centimetres of snow.
Maybe stay home Wednesday, if you have a home to stay in.