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Additional snow, serious winds predicted across B.C. states Environment Canada


Key takeaways:

  • Agency alert travellers to be ready and drive carefully on roadways in southern British Columbia.
  • The additional stormy, winter climate is predicted across numerous parts of B.C. for the first weekend of 2022 according to Environment Canada.

Snow and winds predicted by Environment Canada for British Columbia: 

Environment Canada is alerting travellers to be ready and drive carefully as hefty snowfall is predicted on highways in southern British Columbia.

The agency states snow is predicted to strengthen over the Trans-Canada Highway Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass and is anticipated to resume until Monday night.

The climate office tells the northern B.C. interior can predict up to 20 cm of serious snow over Teslin, Cassiar Mountains and Watson Lake, while central and north coasts can predict up to 50 cm of snow.

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Environment Canada predicts heavy winds and more snow for BC

It states the snow will strengthen tonight and resume through Sunday, with up to 50 cm also predicted over the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Environment Canada states an upcoming Pacific frontal system will build powerful winds of up to 70km/h for East Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver provinces but states those circumstances are predicted to relax overnight.

It states lower winds will also get much warmer air into the province, resulting in a case of flurries that will switch to rain overnight.

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