The snow is expected to continue falling today. Environment Canada’s winter storm warning is still in effect for Prince George. Driving alerts are also in place for the Pine Pass and Highway 16 from Tete Jaune Cache to the Alberta border.
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 a total of 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 may see near 50 cm by Saturday morning.
As the frontal system collides with an advancing Arctic cold front today, strong winds will continue over parts of the northern interior generating poor visibilities in blowing snow.
Snow will abate tonight or early 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.