Spring snow melt well ahead of schedule

By James Peters
April 7, 2016 - 6:14pm Updated: April 8, 2016 - 7:17am

KAMLOOPS — The warm weather in the BC Interior has the annual alpine snow melt well ahead of schedule.

Dave Campbell of the BC River Forecast Centre says river levels will be rising significantly very soon.

"With the warm weather that we have had over the last 10 days, we're seeing a pretty widespread transition to melt. All of the automated snow pillow sites that we monitor are all in the melt phase, and that's two to three weeks ahead of what we would normally see," said Campbell. 

Campbell notes most of the province is within range of its normal snowpack for the end of the winter accumulation season.

He says the notable exception is the Okanagan region, which has about 30 per cent more snow than normal.

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