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Video: Snowfall warning in effect

Environment Canada has issued multiple snowfall warnings throughout the Southern Interior.

  • Jan. 8, 2017 12:00 p.m.



Watch a time-lapse video of snow falling on Interior highways, Sunday afternoon and into the evening.

UPDATE: 12:14 p.m.

The snowfall warning has been extended to include the Okanagan Valley.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Central and North Okanagan including Kelowna and Vernon.

As reported earlier 10 centimetres of fresh snow is expected.

“Cold Arctic air well entrenched across Southern B.C. combined with a vigorous weather system will produce heavy snowfall tonight,” writes Environment Canada.

“Widespread snowfall accumulations near 10 cm is expected for parts of the Southwest Interior before easing overnight as the system weakens.

Periods of snow will continue Monday but with lighter accumulations expected.”

Motorists are being warned to prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

For more information on driving in winter conditions, click here.

For up to date details on highway conditions and road closures check DriveBC.

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ORIGINAL: 11 a.m.

Environment Canada has issued multiple snowfall warnings throughout the Southern Interior.

A warning is now in effect for the Coquihalla, Highway 5, from Hope to Merritt.

Meteorologists predict snowfall between 15 and 20 centimetres today.

A vigorous frontal system will move onto the South Coast of British Columbia today,” writes Environment Canada.

Pacific moisture will move over the arctic air in place over the BC Interior producing copious snowfall amounts.”

The Coquihalla Summit will receive 15 to 20 cm of snow tonight before the system moves through on Sunday morning.

That same system will bring snow throughout the Shuswap and Okanagan Valley.

An additional snowfall warning is effect for the North and South Thompson with up to 15 cm of fresh snow expected.

Snowfall will quickly move into the Interior late this afternoon or early this evening ahead of the front,” says Environment Canada.

Around 15 cm of snow is expected for the Thompson-Shuswap area before easing late overnight or Monday morning as the front moves through the Interior.”

While a snowfall warning is not in effect for the valley, up to 10 centimetres of fresh snow is expected this evening for Kelowna, Vernon and the entire North and Central Okanagan region.

The South Okanagan, Penticton area is predicted to get slightly less snow, five to 10 centimetres is forecast for that region.

For more information on driving in winter conditions, click here.

For up to date details on highway conditions and road closures check DriveBC.

You can also monitor Environment Canada for alerts, warnings and updated forecasts.

Send your best news tips, photos and video by hovering over the Home tab and clicking Contact Us.

 

 

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