VANCOUVER Environment Canada has advised British Columbia residents that extreme cold is likely to return to northeastern B.C. overnight.
According to the weather office, this will bring wind chill values below 45 degrees that will last until the end of next week.
Snow storms are also forecast to continue on Highway 3, from Paulson Summit, to Kootenay Pass. It is expected to get between 40-60 cm of powder each day.
According to the weather bureau, the Fraser Canyon, Lyton and Merritt will see snow accumulations of up to 50cm. Snow could also be seen on the Coquihalla Highway linking Hope and Merritt.
Environment Canada has issued a wind advisory for East Vancouver Island. It cites winds up to 90 km/h which could cause damage.
It is expected that the Fort Nelson area will experience a prolonged period of very cold winds, with wind chill values below 45. This will continue until the end of next week.
This report by The Canadian Press first appeared Jan. 2, 2021.