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Update 1: Snowfall Warning for BC North…

Highway 97 east of Chetwynd. DriveBC.ca

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UPDATE 1: The first system brought 5 to 10 cm of snow across the eastern Central Interior with 10 to 20 cm across the BC Peace today. Another impulse will spread moisture over the dome of arctic air through this evening and snow will intensify.

This system is expected to give the heaviest snow over the Yellowhead and Eastern parts of the Cariboo region with a further 10 to 15 cm. The snowfall warning has been extended for areas to the east of Quesnel and Williams Lake into the Cariboo mountains. The Williston area is only expected to be grazed by this system so the warning is ended for there.

Over western sections of the Cariboo including Williams Lake and Quesnel as well as over the Prince George region total amounts of snow will be in the 5 to 10 cm range.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: We promise not to fill your social media with snow posts today so this will be the story to keep an eye on for updates for Prince George and BC North. Travel Advisories will get their own story if warranted…

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for the South Peace Region. This snowfall warning is the same as the one for the Pine Pass that was issued on Thursday. Between 15 and 25 cm is expected. The system is moving northeast towards Dawson Creek and the Grande Prairie region in Alberta.

Fort St. John you’re not included in the warning but snow is definitely in the forecast. 5 to 15 cm throughout the day.

An update for Prince George this morning..

Snow will continue to fall throughout the day today with accumulations still within the 15 cm mark and heavy at times this morning. The snow could end early this afternoon and return later this evening.

For Saturday, we now have a better idea of what is going to happen around Prince George. Temperatures are going to drop on Saturday and the wind will pick up causing very cold temperatures in the afternoon. With the wind, drifting snow is a possibility causing poor driving conditions. Snow is set to return on Sunday but the amounts are not quite ready to be released yet.

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Below is the detailed info by Environment Canada on the Snowfall Warning…

A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected.

Snow has spread across the Central Interior, the Pine Pass and into the BC Peace region as a moist Pacific air mass spreads over a dome of arctic air. The snow is expected to continue through this evening giving total snowfall amounts in the 15 to 25 cm range.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

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