It’s only September but snow is already in the forecast for some parts of our province.
According to Environment Canada, residents in northeastern B.C. could see up to 10 centimetres of snow come down on Tuesday.
The special weather statement affects the B.C. Peace River, Williston and Fort Nelson.
A cold front is forecast to drop southward out of the Northwest Territories on Tuesday bringing unseasonably cold temperatures to northeastern BC. Rain will quickly change over to snow as the front passes.
The agency says “snowfall accumulations will vary widely due to melting upon contact with the ground”.
Everything right now is suggesting that anywhere from 2 to 10 centimetres of heavy, wet snow will fall. Greater accumulations will likely be the case over the higher terrain to the west.
Anyone travelling through the area including Pine Pass and Highway 97 is advised to prepare for rapidly changing weather and road conditions.
Extreme Weather Conditions
Extreme weather conditions is nothing new to people living in the province. It was just a few weeks ago that smoke from the wildfires took a stranglehold on many heavily-populated areas, including Metro Vancouver.