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Snowfall warning ends for B.C.’s interior

Environment Canada delivered on its forecast for lots of snow
Marie Sharpe Elementary School student Lauchlin Barrett is happy to see the snow Wednesday, Jan. 17 as Williams Lake was expected to receive between 10 and 20 cm of the white stuff. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Update: A snowfall warning for communities in the interior has ended, with lots of snow on the ground as predicted.

Residents can expect sunny skies Thursday before the forecast turns to more snow into the weekend.


A special weather statement is in place for B.C.’s interior region Monday morning (Jan. 15), including communities such as 100 Mile House, Ashcroft, Clearwater and Barriere, while a snowfall warning has been issued for Quesnel and Williams Lake.

Environment Canada is forecasting snow for the interior starting Tuesday morning at 8 a.m.

“An arctic front will begin to sweep across the province from north to south, bringing periods of snow,” notes the statement, “At the same time, a Pacific low pressure system will approach the coast from the west. As the moisture from the Pacific system interacts with the cold front from the north, periods of heavy snow are expected, and snowfall warnings may be issued for some regions.”

Quesnel and Williams Lake could see between 10 and 20 cm of snow.

The snowfall warning is currently for Stuart - Nechako, Prince George, Cariboo - north including Quesnel, Yellowhead, and Yellowhead Highway - Tête Jaune Cache to the Alberta Border.

Environment Canada has highway alerts in place for the Yellowhead Highway, Coquihalla Highway Hope to Merritt and Merritt to Kamloops, Highway 97 Begbie Summit and the Pine Pass.

Angie Mindus

About the Author: Angie Mindus

A desire to travel led me to a full-time photographer position at the Williams Lake Tribune in B.C.’s interior.
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