Ended as of Feb 4, 2019 for Prince George and Quesnel.
UPDATE 3: Quesnel is now part of the Extreme Cold Warning. The warning remains for Prince George, Mackenzie, and the BC Peace. Due to the windy conditions, highways and local roads are very icy in sections. Drive with caution.
UPDATE 2: Prince George is now included in the Extreme Cold Warning. Windchill values down to minus 40 this weekend.
UPDATE 1: Dawson Creek is now included in the Extreme Cold Warning. Windchill values into the minus 40’s. All the winter storm warnings have ended as of Saturday morning.
Environment Canada has issued a Extreme Cold Warning for the Fort St. John area where windchill values will be around minus 40 in the region.
Other areas from Prince George north to Dawson Creek continue to be under a Winter Storm Warning. Prince George has seen 15 plus centimetres of snow since Thursday night when wet snow changed over to the fluffy stuff that has been easier to get rid of. An additional 5 to 10 cm is forecast for Friday night.
A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for the Pine Pass as well as a Travel Advisory for that area. Travel is not recommended unless necessary.
Temperatures in the Prince George area will drop to the low minus 20s beginning Saturday night. It will also be windy causing windchill values to be around minus 30. Dress for the weather!
Environment Canada details…
A period of very cold wind chills is expected in the BC North Peace.
With arctic air now settled over the Peace region, strong northerly winds will continue tonight to produce wind chill values below minus 40. Windy conditions are expected to last through Saturday night.
Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.
Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.