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🌨️ Ended… Snow in the forecast for the BC North…

Ended as of 5 AM, October 6.

UPDATE below as of 6:45 AM Oct 5.

Snow will spread throughout the region this morning and continue until early Wednesday morning.

Total snowfall: 5 to 10 cm for most areas with up to 20 cm near the Rockies.

Location: BC Peace River and Hwy 97 – Pine Pass

Timespan: Today through early Wednesday morning.

Remarks: A frontal system moving across northern BC will give the first snow of the season to the BC Peace River region. Snow has begun in Tumbler RIdge and will spread northward this morning. Temperatures will hover near zero through the day and snow may become mixed at times with rain. Near the Rockies, precipitation is expected to remain as snow. Total snowfall amounts will range from 5 to 10 cm for most areas with near 20 cm for the communities of Hudson Hope, Chetwynd, and Tumbler Ridge.

Highway 97 near Chetwynd

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

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.

— Original story below…

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for the Pine Pass and the BC Peace region as snow is in the forecast… Up to 15 cm of snow is expected in the Pine Pass and higher terrain.

Details: A frontal system moving across northern British Columbia will give the first snow in the season to the Peace River region.

Light rain from the system will start overnight tonight and will change to snow mixed with rain or wet snow Tuesday morning. The snow is expected to persist through Wednesday with total accumulations of 10 to 15 cm possible. Locally heavier amounts could be possible over higher terrain.

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

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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