Special Weather Statement ENDED


Special weather statement ENDED for British Columbia’s Interior – Updated May 17

UPDATED: 1:00 PM PDT Tuesday 16 May 2017
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

Snowfall for Interior Highway Passes today.

Flurries at times heavy will continue today over some interior highway passes as a cold low moves into Washington State.

Snowfall accumulations will vary considerably however rapid accumulations, possibly exceeding 5 cm, are possible in heavy flurries over higher elevations of the Coquihalla Highway, the Okanagan Connector and Highway 3.

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

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.

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Snow expected on Highway Passes

We may be just over a month away from the official start of summer, but a special weather statement is now in effect for a number of highways passes in British Columbia’s Interior.

Environment Canada says snowfall is expected to develop over the Interior highway passes Monday night as a cold low moves into the region.

Snow has started falling Monday evening on Kootenay Pass, Highway 3 between Salmo and Creston

Snow levels will lower Monday evening to near 1000 metres with snow developing across the highway passes.

Snowfall totals remain uncertain as warmer road surface temperatures will allow some of the snow to melt.

Total snowfall amounts of two to 10 centimetres of snow are possible by Tuesday afternoon.

The highways affected include:

Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt
Coquihalla Highway – Merritt to Kamloops
Highway 3 – Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass
Okanagan Connector – Merritt to Kelowna
Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

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Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

Issued Monday May 15, 2017 – Snowfall for Interior Highway Passes for Tonight and Tuesday.

Snowfall is expected to develop over the interior highway passes tonight as a Cold Low moves into the region.

Snow levels will lower this evening to near 1000 metres with snow developing across the highway passes. Snowfall totals remain uncertain as warmer road surface temperatures will allow some of the snow to melt. Total snowfall amounts of 2 to 10 cm of snow is possible by Tuesday afternoon.

Snow levels will rise on Tuesday afternoon to near 1500 metres allowing the snow to change to rain over the Coquihalla Highway and Highway 3 – Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass.

Snow will continue into the afternoon over only the summits of Highway 97 – Merritt to Kelowna and Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

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

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.

WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE LONG WEEKEND…

Today May 16 Rain ending this afternoon then cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Snow level 1200 metres rising to 1500 metres this afternoon. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 10.
Tonight Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers late this evening and overnight. Snow level 1600 metres. Low 6.
Wed, 17 May Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Snow level 1600 metres rising to 2000 metres in the afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 13.
Night Cloudy periods. Low plus 5.
Thu, 18 May A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.
Night Cloudy periods. Low 7.
Fri, 19 May Cloudy. High 20.
Night Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 10.
Sat, 20 May Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 22.
Night Cloudy periods. Low 9.
Sun, 21 May A mix of sun and cloud. High 25.
Night Clear. Low 8.
Mon, 22 May Sunny. High 27.