Residents of Southern British Columbia may have thought the winter weather was gone for good; however, a special weather statement from Environment Canada says otherwise.
As of Monday, April 16th, the forecast calls for snow in parts of the Fraser Valley, as well as other areas.
Of course, it may not be as in intense as the snow conditions back in February, but it will still be stormy and cold.
The Lower Mainland saw hectic winter conditions on March 22nd, when the forecast called for hail, thunder, and snow. Since then, the weather has been rainy, but much warmer.
A Pacific low pressure system will track across southern BC today and move into Alberta overnight. With snow levels sitting between 1000 and 1200 metres, the southwestern Interior highway passes will see periods of snow today with amounts in the 10 to 15 cm range.
The snow will taper off tonight or Tuesday morning as the low moves out of the area.
Snowfall on Highways
Special weather statements were issued for the following BC highways.
- Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt
- Highway 3 – Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass
- Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass
- Coquihalla Highway – Merritt to Kamloops
- Okanagan Connector – Merritt to Kelowna
- Trans-Canada Highway – Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.
Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.
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