Windchill values near minus 40 expected this morning.
This is a warning that extreme wind chill conditions are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.
An intense upper disturbance embedded in a strong northwesterly flow over the province will reach the Central Interior by this afternoon then continue southward tonight. This feature will produce heavy snowfall to parts of the Central Interior. Snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 centimetres are forecast for the Cariboo and Prince George by this evening. For Yellowhead and McGregor, heavy snow will persist into Wednesday with total snowfall amounts up to 20 centimetres expected.
Strong northerly winds have brought a bitterly cold Arctic airmass into the British Columbia Peace River region. The winds combined with temperatures at minus 30 have resulted in extreme wind chill values of near minus 40. These values are expected to persist this morning. Winds will abate and temperatures will begin to moderate this afternoon.