Nov 17 Update:
Snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected.
Heavy snow will continue over the Peace River District then spread to Fort Nelson late this morning. The snow will continue through tonight giving total accumulations ranging from 15 to 25 cm.
Heavy snow will ease to light snow this morning over the Peace River District and by Wednesday morning over the Fort Nelson region.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.
Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.
Environment Canada has issued Snowfall Warnings for much of BC North beginning tonight and moving out by Tuesday night. Up to 25 cm could fall in some areas as the system is slow moving.
This system will first bring heavy snow to Smithers and the Burns Lake region late Monday night and move east to the Prince George, Mackenzie, and much of BC North regions by Tuesday morning. The city of Prince George is NOT included in the warning criteria at this time. 5 cm of snow mixed with rain is expected for Prince George.
Details: A long period of snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected.
A Pacific storm will approach British Columbia tonight and Tuesday. Heavy snow will begin tonight over the Peace region then spread to Fort Nelson Tuesday morning. It will continue through Tuesday night giving total accumulations ranging from 15 to 25 cm.
Hazardous winter conditions are expected for the Pine Pass…
A Pacific storm will approach British Columbia tonight and Tuesday. Heavy snow and strong winds will combine to produce blowing snow across Pine Pass where 20 cm of snow will accumulate on Tuesday.
Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. 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.
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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