Originally Posted by DerekS
You obviously haven't lived here to witness past Vancouver winters when snow remained on the ground for a month or more. It was only two winters ago that our provincial insurance company, ICBC, stated that they would deny insurance coverage for drivers found at fault in a MV collision if their car was NOT equipped with snow-rated tires.
All season tires are next to useless on ice or packed snow. ICBC recognizes this obvious fact to limit their damage claims.
For Vancouver, all wheel drive is used much more for all the RAIN we get here 12 months a year than for any snow. That 2 day snow storm you referred to last month was 2 or 3 inches of snow for everyone except for you in your alpine chalet on the mountainside of Whistler. The last major accumulation of snow that you refer to was 4 years ago and before that what was it 15 or 20 years ago?......For all the snow that you talk about here in Vancouver do you also have a snowblower for all the major snowfall?
Today's week forecast for Vancouver (in the traditional coldest part of the winter) is yes for more rain and temperatures of about 7 degrees.