SNOWFALL WARNING: Nelson braces for nearly one foot of snow, then rain
That sound you heard overnight Monday is the sound of snow.
The city and the West Kootenay are expected to receive a dump of snow as nearly one foot of snow is expected to fall Monday night and into Tuesday morning, with up to 25 centimetres predicted.
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the West Kootenay as a strong Pacific frontal system moves across the B.C. Interior bringing significant snowfall accumulations through to Tuesday morning.
Winds are expected to increase to southeast 40 gusting to 90 km/h late Monday evening ahead of this system over southwestern sections of the Chilcotin region.
Snow will be heavy at times, with wind becoming southeast at 30 km/h after midnight. The temperature will rise to plus two degrees Celsius by morning.
Snow at times heavy changing to rain in the morning. Rainfall amount 15 mm. Snow level rising to 1,300 metres late in the morning. Wind southeast 30 km/h. High 6.
Rain. Amount 15 mm. Snow level 1,300 metres rising to 1,600 metres in the evening. Wind south 20 km/h. Low plus 4.