Environment Canada is forecasting a “long duration snowstorm” will move through the area over the next couple of days.
A slow moving frontal system will spread snow and strong winds across the B.C. central and northern interior. This long duration snowstorm will produce 30 to 40 cm of snow by Saturday morning. Areas near and along Highway 16 east of Prince George towards McBride and Highway 97 north of Prince George, and those near Tumbler Ridge will see near 50 cm by Saturday morning.
As the frontal system collides with an advancing Arctic cold front late today and tonight, strong winds will develop over parts of the northern interior generating poor visibilities in blowing snow.
Snow will abate on Saturday as dry Arctic air settles in.
Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.