Heavy Snowfall Warning Issued

B.C. north Peace River
10.46 AM PST Sunday 4 January 2009
Snowfall warning for
B.C. north Peace River continued

Snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm expected by Monday morning.

This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.

A strong moisture laden pacific frontal system will spread heavy snow into the British Columbia interior today. Snow has developed in the central and northern interior this morning. The snow will gradually make its way into the southern interior, Columbias, and western kootenays this afternoon. Amounts of 10 to 20 cm are forecast by Monday morning. Along with the snow, strong southerly winds gusting to 80 km/h will develop through many central interior regions near noon producing localized blizzard conditions. The blizzard conditions are expected to persist into this evening.

Meanwhile in the southern interior, strong winds of 60 km/h gusting 90 km/h are forecast to develop in the Penticton and Kamloops regions this afternoon. The strong winds combined with falling snow will generate blowing snow through the regions.