I don’t know about you, but when we heard that there was a snowfall warning issued for parts of BC by Environment Canada, we had to check our calendar. Apparently, Mother Nature has a sick sense of humour and is getting ready to dump a whole pile of snow on us even though it's already June. Several towns will be the unlucky recepients.
According to the Environment Canada website, British Columbia is going to be in for a sweet and chilly treat. Altogether, 17 regions across the province are going to be receiving snowfall.
The special weather statement states that although it is late in the season, snow over highway passes are expected to take place tonight and into Friday morning. Lucky us.
“A cold upper trough moving through British Columbia will give some late season flurries to the mountain passes and northern British Columbia overnight and Friday morning,” writes Environment Canada in their advisory.
Flurries are expected to take place in places with 1300-1500 m of elevation. While it may be isolated into the higher regions, Environment Canada says it could descend into lower areas during periods of intense flurry activity; which sounds absolutely wonderful.
Most southern highway passes are forecasted to receive about two to five centimetres of wet snow overnight and into Friday morning. Environment Canada is estimating that 10 cm can be expected in certain areas including the Okanagan Connector.
This wet snow will change to rain on Friday as the airmass begins to warm. Until then, everyone is encouraged to prepare for winter-like conditions when venturing onto the roads.
The 17 regions in BC that will be impacted by this snowfall are as follows:
- BC Peace River
- East Columbia
- Fraser Canyon
- Fraser Valley
- Kootenay Lake
- Muncho Lake Park - Stone Mountain Park
- Okanagan Valley
- South Thompson
- West Columbia
- West Kootenay
Fingers crossed that this is only a one-time thing this month because we seriously had enough snow already this winter.