UPDATE 3 Thursday night: For Prince George, beginning this evening 5 to 10 cm of snow is expected. The snow will continue overnight and well into Friday night with an expected accumulation of no less than 15 cm. That’s throughout the entire day Friday as the system strengthens. Higher elevations and rural areas will see more snow than the inner city.
While it may not seem like a lot of snow for many, it’s the roads you need to be concerned about as the City of Prince George has conditions that need to be met before a plow hits the streets. Highway crews will be out making sure Highway 16 and 97 are in driving conditions. We’ll have more on city ploughing in a minute..
Now let’s get to that Snowfall Warning for the Pine Pass. 20 cm of snow is expected by Friday night as the same system moves towards the Pine Pass and Alberta. If you do not need to travel on Friday stay home.
For the weekend, on Saturday we may get a bit of a reprieve from the snow but it is still too early to determine that. Environment Canada suggests an additional 5 cm. Same goes for Sunday with an additional 10 cm. By the time this system moves out, on Tuesday, we could see 45 cm of fresh snow on the ground.
Update for Thursday morning: The forecast hasn’t changed much since last night. Snow is expected to begin this evening as we said yesterday. Accumulations at this time keep changing on an hourly basis. Tonight’s accumulations are between 5 and 10 cm.
Tonight, Prince George could see between 5 and 10 cm. Friday, will be the day we see the most snow. 15 to 20 cm is forecast. For the weekend, the forecast model suggests a reprieve on Saturday and a second storm for Sunday. Accumulations for the weekend are between 15 to 25 cm of snow.
Our next update on this storm system will be after 4 PM this afternoon.
Update on Wednesday afternoon: The forecast hasn’t changed much as of 4 PM. Thursday morning will be a mix of sun and clouds. Snow is expected to arrive Thursday evening with accumulations between 2 to 4 cm. Friday hasn’t changed at all and we could see up to 15 cm throughout the day. The same goes for the weekend but accumulations will change by Friday night.
We’ll update this story again early Thursday morning when our next scheduled weather forecast comes in from Environment Canada and we’ll have a clearer picture of what to expect.
If the forecast pans out correctly, Prince George could see a lot of snow by the time the weekend is over…
While there are no warnings yet, beginning Thursday and possibly ending on Monday, the area could see up to 45 cm of snow. The snow is set to begin Thursday evening with 10 cm falling by Friday morning.
On Friday, 15 cm of snow is expected to fall throughout the day. On Saturday, the area could see a bit more snow throughout the day accumulations between 5 and 10 cm. For Sunday, another storm is headed for Prince George with an additional 10 cm of snow expected throughout the day.
At this time we are just giving a heads up on this weather system. The forecast model has been in the works since January 26 and each day since then the storm system has grown in strength.
We will monitor this ongoing weather system and issue the proper warnings by Environment Canada if/when are released.