FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the B.C. Peace after forecasts predicted snowfall anywhere from 15 to 20 cm by Friday evening.

A warm front will move into northern B.C. on Thursday.  Snow will begin this morning and become heavier Thursday afternoon. Snow will continue tonight and Friday morning before easing to a few flurries late Friday afternoon.

Snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are expected by Friday evening.

See the full warning below.

3:38 AM PST Thursday 03 February 2022
Snowfall warning in effect for:

Heavy snow is expected tonight and Friday.

Time span: Late this afternoon to late Friday afternoon.

Snowfall amounts: 15 to 20 cm.

Locations: B.C. Peace River, Fort Nelson.

Remarks: A warm front from a low in the Gulf of Alaska will move into the northern B.C. interior today. The front will remain there though tonight before slowly moving east into Alberta on Friday.

Snow will begin this morning and become heavier this afternoon. Snow will continue tonight and Friday morning before easing to a few flurries late Friday afternoon. Snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are expected by Friday evening.

Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.