Environment Canada forecasts wintry conditions across B.C. Interior

By Jill Sperling
February 4, 2018 - 9:02am

KAMLOOPS — Environment Canada has issued widespread snowfall warnings across the B.C. Interior. 

Areas of the Cariboo and Shuswap regions could see up to 15-20 cm of snowfall accumulation throughout the day. 

"We've got Arctic air ... over sort of the northern-central B.C. and some moisture coming in with a warm front from the Pacific," said Meteorologist Mike Gismondi. "So, we have snowfall warnings extending from about 100 Mile, through the Cariboos, Prince George, into the Bulkley Valley, and through North Thompson into the Shuswap as well." 

Gismondi says Kamloops has avoided the snowfall warnings today. 

"The arctic air got in there yesterday," Gismondi said. "You had some brisk westerly winds and the temperature dropped late afternoon and evening. Today, you're going to get some snow, we're  looking about 5 cm today before the snow tapers off, we're thinking early this afternoon before it tapers off, and then you're just looking at some scattered flurries after that."

Gismondi says the Coquihalla Hwy will receive around 10 cm of snow at Summit before it turns to rain this afternoon. 

"Tonight, for the same section it's going to change back to snow, and we're looking at another 10 cm. So, very close to warning criteria for the Coquihalla Summit."

The stretch between Kamloops and Merritt will also see snow in the amount of about 5 cm. 

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