Alerts for: Elk Valley

Warnings

2:52 PM PST Wednesday 26 November 2014
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Elk Valley

Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected.

A Pacific frontal system will continue to give snow heavy at times tonight into Thursday with total snowfall accumulations of 15 to 25 cm expected. The snow will either change to rain or become mixed with rain early Thursday morning over southern areas while in more northern regions the snow should ease to flurries later Thursday.

Meanwhile over the Elk Valley, heavy snow is expected near Fernie tonight. Total snow accumulations of 15 to 20 cm are expected before the snow change to rain Thursday morning.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

Snowfall Warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm.

 

Statements

2:43 PM PST Wednesday 26 November 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Elk Valley

Cold snap Thursday and Friday.

Following significant snowfall and rising temperatures, a drastic cold snap will occur across the interior on Thursday and Friday.

Cold Arctic air will push southward throughout the day on Thursday across the Central Interior and make its way into the Columbia and Southwest Interior Thursday night or Friday morning. The leading edge of the Arctic air will be accompanied by gusty winds and plummeting temperatures. Areas where temperatures remained below freezing will experience reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Further south, where milder air caused snow melt, flash freeze will cause wet surfaces to become icy and slippery in the southern interior Thursday night.

Slippery highways, roads and walkways will make travel hazardous. Consider altering travel plans.

The cold air will continue to push south and reach the Kootenays on Friday producing similar conditions. The below seasonal temperatures will last into next week.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

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