Snowfall expected in the Kootenays

By Doug Collins
October 2, 2017 - 8:39am

KAMLOOPS — Winter is about to hit parts of B.C. A few flakes hit the Coquihalla Highway over the weekend, but the Kootenays will get a bit more than a few flakes today, according to Environment Canada.

Environment Canada has put out a weather statement calling for up to 5 centimeters of snow on the upper levels of Highway 3 in the Kootenay Pass today. Other higher elevations in the Kootenays could also receive some of the white stuff.

Forecasters say a major prairie storm concentrated in southeastern Alberta will spread precipitation into B.C. for much of today. It's expected to taper off by tonight.

Meanwhile, Calgary received some of that snow from the winter storm this morning(see photo above). Up to 10 centimeters could fall by the time the day is out. Other parts of southeastern Alberta could receive 20 centimeters of the white stuff. 

Temperatures in parts of Calgary this morning are minus 10 with the wind chill. 

 

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