No, you’re not dreaming. It’s August but apparently, our planet doesn’t know that as snow actually fell from the sky in northern B.C. this weekend. But it doesn’t stop there, snowfall warnings were issued for parts of B.C. earlier this morning. Thankfully, the warnings have ended and are no longer in effect!
Over the weekend, Environment Canada issued a warning that heavy snowfall would be falling in parts of northern B.C in Fort Nelson and Watson Lake. The statement said that 20 to 30 centimetres of snow would be falling along the Alaska Highway.
The prediction was correct and unfortunately, the cold white stuff we have all grown to hate fell from the sky.
According to some photos online, a surprisingly large amount of snow fell, especially when you consider that it’s still August! But this madness is not stopping here!
Snowfall warnings were issued for two northern B.C. areas including Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake Park — Stone Mountain Park. As of publication time, the warnings have been taken down.
The warnings stated that snow would ease up by the morning as a “low pressure system over northern B.C. dissipates.” But that doesn’t mean there will be no snow at all!
Around four centimetres of snow was expected to hit the ground along higher elevations between Fort Nelson and Watson Lake.
According to Environment Canada, "visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow." Because of this, Environment Canada was not recommending Canadians travel through the area.
On the Drive B.C. website, you can see that snow has already fallen and accumulated in a number of areas including the northern region of Highway 97.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time snow has come earlier than expected this year. Back in July, parts of Saskatchewan actually woke up to snow and hail!
B.C. has also issued snowfall warnings back in June proving that winter never really ends!
So who’s going to be the one to tell Mother Nature to stop?