Snowfall amounts varied in Kamloops Tuesday

By Greg Fry
December 19, 2017 - 5:13pm Updated: December 19, 2017 - 5:48pm

KAMLOOPS — It was a winter wonderland in Kamloops Tuesday.

Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist says snow amounts varied between 2 centimetres at the Kamloops Airport to 23 at Helmer on the highway south of Kamloops.

He said areas like Aberdeen and Sahali saw somewhere between both those extremes.

"And we could still get two to five more in the valley bottom, perhaps 5 to 10 centimetres in Aberdeen and maybe 10-15 on the Coquihalla Summit.

He expects the snow to taper off completely by mid-morning Wednesday which will be followed up with a cold snap.

"An Arctic air mass will arrive with double digit lows by Thursday night moving into Friday." 

Lundquist adds it's likely the snow will stick around by Christmas day.

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