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Ended… Heavy snow continues for BC North…

Ended as of 6:30 PM PST on Nov 9.

UPDATE 4: Heavy snow continues to fall in the Pine Pass and BC Peace Region as of 5:45 AM PST, Sat Nov 9. Below is the latest info from Environment Canada…

Snow continues along parts of Highway 97 today. Arctic air accompanied by gusty winds, is pushing into the Williston Valley from the east while overrunning moisture from the west gives snow.

Snowfall will continue to fall throughout the day with an additional 5 to 10 cm forecast.

Hwy 97 between Dawson Creek and Chetwynd. DriveBC.ca

For the BC Peace and Fort Nelson…

Peace River Regions- will see 10 to 15 cm of snow accumulation by midnight tonight.

Fort Nelson – will see 10 cm of snow over southern sections including Sikanni Chief by late this evening.

UPDATE 3: A long period of snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected. As of 11 AM. Nov 8.

Link Creek, Pine Pass region. DriveBC.ca

A Pacific front will move into northeastern BC this morning. This will be followed by an Arctic front pushing through the region later today and then stalling on Saturday.

As a result, long periods of snow heavy at times are expected in the region.

BC North Peace River – will see 25 cm of snow accumulation by midnight Saturday.

BC South Peace River – can expect 25 to 30 cm of snow for northern sections including Chetwynd and Dawson Creek by midnight Saturday. Southern sections will receive 10 to 15 cm total.

Fort Nelson – will see 20 to 25 cm of snow over southern sections including Sikanni Chief by midnight Saturday. The community of Fort Nelson will receive lesser amounts of near 10 cm total with this system.

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.

Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca

UPDATE 2: As of Friday morning Nov 8…

A Pacific frontal system will move into the northern BC interior Friday morning. This system will be followed by an Arctic front pushing through the region Friday afternoon and then stalling over the region on Saturday.

Pine Pass. DriveBC.ca Heavy snow will move into this region later this morning. Use extreme caution when travelling through the Pine Pass today and Saturday.

Long periods of snow are expected with total snowfall amounts of 30 to 40 cm forecast by Saturday evening.

Hwy 97/16 in Prince George. DriveBC.ca

The heaviest snowfall is expected on Friday night and Saturday. Gusty winds behind the Arctic front may also give reduced visibilities in blowing snow starting Friday night.

The snow will taper to flurries on Saturday evening.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. https://shiftintowinter.ca/ reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at http://www.drivebc.ca.

UPDATE 1: A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Pine Pass region. 30 to 40 cm of snow is expected. As of 11:54 AM, Nov 7.

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for BC North due to a long period of snowfall over the next few days… Up to 40 cm of snow could fall, particularly in Peace River North.

Environment Canada Special Weather Statement Details…

A Pacific front will move onto Peace River region early on Friday morning. This will be followed by an Arctic front pushing through the region in the afternoon and then stalling on Saturday. Long period of snow at times mixed with rain is expected with 20 to 40 cm total accumulation possible by Saturday afternoon.

Snow will begin over Williston region and Pine pass today then change to rain or mixed with rain tonight as the warm Pacific front approaches.

Rain mixed with snow is expected to develop overnight over southern Peace River region then change to snow Friday when the Arctic front pushes through.

Northern Peace River region will likely stay north of the warm front and receive highest amount of snowfall.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Road conditions are available at http://www.drivebc.ca.

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.

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