Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Pine Pass and Chetwynd regions beginning Friday. A Snow Squall Watch has also been issued. Below are details on what a Snow Squall is and the Watch details…
Brief, intense snowfall is expected to develop. During a snow squall, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow.
Visibility in snow and blowing snow will be significantly reduced Friday afternoon and evening as an Arctic front blasts through the region. The sudden onset of snow with strong winds will create visibilities near zero in blowing snow for a brief period of time as the front passes.
Visibilities will improve late Friday in the wake of the front.
Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero.
Snow squall watches are issued when conditions are favourable for the formation of bands of snow that could produce intense accumulating snow or near zero visibilities.
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.