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Snowfall Warning issued for Boundary/West Kootenay

Lone Sheep Publishing
By Lone Sheep Publishing
November 3rd, 2022

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning Thursday for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass — beginning this evening.

Environment Canada said snow accumulation between 15 to 25 cm is expected through to Saturday morning.

“Snow will begin over the Highway this evening, with up to 5 cm expected by Friday morning,” the statement on the Environment Canada website said.

“As snow begins to intensify on midday Friday, so too will southwesterly winds gusting to 40 km/h.”

The Snowfall Warning is for most of the Southern Interior of BC, including Boundary/West Kootenay/Kootenay Lake regions.

Environment Canada said rising freezing levels combined with southwesterly winds gusting up to 40 km/h will change precipitation to rain mixed with snow Friday evening.

“As temperatures begin to cool Friday overnight, precipitation will revert back to snow and continue until Saturday morning,” Environment Canada said.

Snowfall accumulation will be highly variable and dependent on precipitation rate and temperature, especially on Friday night.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

The Shift Into Winter website  reminds drivers to know before you go.

Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at DriveBC.

 

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