Snowfall warning remains in place for Highway 97 north of Fort Nelson

FORT NELSON, B.C. – A snowfall warning issued for the Muncho Lake, Stone Mountain Park area is still in effect.  Environment Canada says portions of Highway 97 from Fort Nelson up to Muncho Lake could still see snow Sunday.  The forecast calls for up to 30 cm before the snow turns to rain by midday.

A snowfall warning for Fort Nelson has now ended.

Here is a look at Fort Nelson this morning from a webcam, located along Highway 97 south of the community.

Highway 97 in Fort Nelson Sunday morning - see more from this webcam at http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www/124.html - Drive B.C.
Highway 97 in Fort Nelson Sunday morning – see more from this webcam at http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www/124.html – Drive B.C.

Meanwhile up at Steamboat Mountain, 80km from Fort Nelson, there is significant snowfall and more is expected.

A photo from Steamboat Mountain along Highway 97.  See more from this camera at http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www/484.html - Drive B.C.
A photo from Steamboat Mountain along Highway 97. See more from this camera at http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www/484.html – Drive B.C.

Up at Muncho Lake, only rain has fallen, but Environment Canada still calls for snow in the area, especially at higher elevations.

A picture from Muncho Lake at 7:20 a.m. Sunday - NAV Canada
A picture from Muncho Lake at 7:20 a.m. Sunday – NAV Canada

Here is the full warning from Environment Canada.

Issued at 2016-05-29 11:54 UTC by Environment Canada:
Snowfall warning continued for:
Muncho Lake Park – Stone Mountain Park, B.C. (088200)

Current details:
A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected.

A cold upper trough of low pressure over the province has created a moist easterly flow over northeast BC. Snow will continue over eastern sections this morning. Total snowfall accumulations will range from 5 cm up to 30 cm over eastern sections. The snow will ease late this morning and change to rain at lower elevations by Sunday afternoon.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Travel is not recommended. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go tohttp://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email topacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm in British Columbia and #YKStorm in Yukon.

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