Snowfall warning lifted for Coquihalla Highway

By Greg Fry
February 2, 2018 - 9:57am Updated: February 2, 2018 - 4:47pm

KAMLOOPS — Update:The snowfall warning for the Coquihalla Highway has ended.

Earlier: Motorists may want to think twice before heading down the Coquihalla today.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning from Hope to Merritt with snow amounts of between 15 and 20 centimetres expected.

A Pacific front moving through the South Coast is to blame for the white stuff, which is expected to fall through Saturday morning before easing to flurries or showers by the end of the day.

As for Kamloops, meteoroglist Cindy Yu says to expect "unsettled conditions" through much of the weekend.

"We can expect a chance of flurries or showers this morning. Our afternoon highs should reach four to five degrees. We may have rain showers in the early evening and wet flurries after midnight."

Yu says the unsettled conditions will continue through Saturday before giving way to another weather system Sunday which she says may bring periods of snow in the morning before giving way to rain or snow by the end of the day.

Sticking with snowfall, Yu says there was plenty of it in Kamloops in January with 32.2 centimetres of the white stuff falling. She says that's far above the average of 18.7 centimetres, but not a record. 

 

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