Alerts for: Fraser Canyon

Warnings

5:13 AM PST Monday 18 December 2017
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt
  • Highway 3 - Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass

Snowfall, with total amounts of about 15 cm is expected.

15 cm of snow on Tuesday.

A moist Pacific frontal system will push onto the Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt and Highway 3 - Princeton via Allison Pass on Tuesday.

Flurries will persist today with an additional 5 cm expected. Overnight 5-10 cm is anticipated with the snowfall intensity increasing after midnight. Tuesday will see the majority of the snowfall with 15 cm of snow falling. The snow will taper off to flurries by Wednesday morning.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

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

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 www.drivebc.ca.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

 

Statements

11:08 AM PST Monday 18 December 2017
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet
  • Fraser Canyon - south including Lytton

...Significant snow storm Tuesday...
...Colder after Thursday...

The weather will become very wintery across the Southern Interior this week.

On Tuesday a deepening Pacific low pressure system will track up and across northern Washington state. This system will combine plentiful moisture with cool northerly winds near the surface. The result will be heavy snow starting tonight and continuing through Wednesday morning for most communities in the southwestern Interior and Kootenays.

Storm total snowfall amounts will range from 15 to 25 cm with the highest amounts falling near the U.S. border.

Some regions in the Kootenays may get more than 25 cm from this storm. Winter Storm Watches are in effect for Boundary, West Kootenay and Elk Valley.

A break in the weather is forecast later Wednesday before an Arctic front sweeps through on Thursday. The Arctic front will bring a few flurries and, more noticeably, colder air to the southern interior for the rest of the week. Overnight lows will drop to between minus 10 and minus 15; daytime maximums will be several degrees below zero.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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