Fort Nelson under rainfall warning; snow expected on Alaska Highway

FORT NELSON, B.C. – Environment Canada has now issued a rainfall warning for Fort Nelson and the Northern Rockies.

That region could see 50 to 80 mm of rain over the next two days.  On top of that, areas north of Fort Nelson along the Alaska Highway could see snow.  Snow is expected at higher elevations like Steamboat and Tetsa River.  Those regions could see 10 cm of snow.

The rainfall warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace and the Pine Pass.  Our region could see anywhere from 6o to 80 mm of rain with Hudson’s Hope and Chetwynd receiving 100 mm.

See the full warnings below for Fort Nelson.

Issued at 2016-06-15 17:44 UTC by Environment Canada:
Rainfall warning issued for:
Fort Nelson, B.C. (088100)

Current details:
A long episode of rain, at times heavy, is expected.

Significant rain for the Fort Nelson region has begun as a cold upper low in Alberta drifts northward. Rain is expected to ease late Thursday evening. Total rainfall amounts from this storm are expected to be 50-80 mm over the next two days. Locations near the Alberta border and the higher elevations along the Rockies can expect the highest rain totals.

Additionally, as freezing levels lower tonight, snow is expected along Highway 97 (Alaska Highway) near Steamboat and Tetsa River. Up to 10 cm of snow may fall before the system moves off on Thursday.

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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