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Environment Canada forecasts 5-10 cm snowfall for mountain passes in southern B.C.

Environment Canada forecasts 5-10 cm snowfall for mountain passes in southern B.C.

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A Statement on special weatherFor mountain passes in B.C.’s Southern Interior, snow permits have been issued

According to Environment CanadaSnowfall amounts between 5-10 cm are expected to fall on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Strong southwesterly winds will also be expected.


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4:56Kelowna Weather Forecast – May 16


Kelowna Weather Forecast – May 16

Mountain passes below Tuesday afternoons alert from Environment Canada:

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  • Coquihalla Highway (Hope to Merritt)
  • Highway 3 (Hope and Princeton)
  • Trans-Canada Highway (Eagle Pass – Rogers Pass).

According to the national meteor agency, snow at higher elevation passes will be possible due to an unseasonable low-pressure system and a cool, unstable airmass.

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Precipitation can be described as rain mixed with snow overnight. As temperatures drop on Wednesday afternoon precipitation will turn to steady snow.

Environment Canada states that the snow should be lighter and flurries less on Thursday morning.


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1:57B.C. Evening weather forecast: May 16


B.C. Evening weather forecast: May 16

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