As of January 4, all Warnings issued have ended.
UPDATE 4: Special Weather Statement for Quesnel and Prince George has ended. Expect an additional 5 cm of snow today before the system moves up north. 15 to 20 cm of snow expected for the BC Peace and Fort Nelson Friday. 20 to 25 cm of snow for the Pine Pass. As of January 3 at 5:46 AM.
UPDATE 3: A Snowfall Warning for the South and North Peace regions is now in effect. Up to 20 cm of snow. As of 2:42 PM on Jan 2, 2020.
UPDATE 2: Snowfall Warning issued for the Pine Pass. 20 to 25 cm of snow is expected. As of Jan 2 at 11:45 AM.
UPDATE 1: For the Prince George and Quesnel, 5 to 10 cm of snow begins this evening and overnight. An additional 5 to 10 cm is expected Friday. Rain, mainly for the South, is also in the forecast and it could be freezing rain that is the culprit Friday night.
For the BC Peace, snow is expected for the region as well. Some areas could see up to 20 cm of snow or more, particularly the south. The storm system will affect the BC Peace Friday afternoon and well into the evening. The Williston and McGregor regions could see the most snow, Pine Pass included.
At this time, there are no snowfall warnings in effect for any region. If that changes we will update this same post. As of Jan 2, 2020 at 8:20 AM.
As we told our readers on Facebook Wednesday morning, significant snowfall is on the way to the Prince George and BC North Regions beginning Thursday.
Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for the Central Interior and Cariboo regions. It is still early to estimate how much snow and rain will fall at this time. Snowfall or Winter Storm Warnings could follow. We can suggest that 10 to 25 cm of snow is expected by Friday night for most of the Central Interior.
The BC Peace is also expecting snow from the same storm system for Friday.
We will update this post and the headline title of it throughout the weather event which begins Thursday evening. Our next update will be early Thursday morning!
A strong winter storm will impact the BC interior with snow beginning Thursday evening.
The storm will approach the interior on Thursday afternoon. Snow spreads into the Okanagan and South Thompson early Thursday evening and into the Columbias and Kootenays later on Thursday evening. Snow also spreads into the central and northern interior.
The band of snow will shift northwards on Friday morning. This will allow the snow to come to an end for communities in the Okanagan, South Thompson, and Kootenays. However over the Columbias, the central and northern interior the snow will continue all day.
The highest snowfall amounts are expected to be in the Columbias, the Yellowhead, Williston, and the Bulkley Valley.
In addition there is a chance of freezing rain for the central interior as the band of snow pushes northwards on Friday morning.
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.