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Snowfall and cold weather warnings issued

Cold and snowy. That’s the forecast for today.

A frontal system moving into central interior B.C. will begin to bring 10 to 15 cm of snow to the region early this afternoon and intensify this evening. The snow will taper off early Thursday morning. Area affected include: Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Prince George, Quesnel, McLeese Lake, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, Clinton, Highway 97 – Clinton to 100 Mile House via Begbie Summit.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

And if that isn’t enough, a very cold airmass combined with light to moderate winds will give wind chill values of -40 degrees Celsius or lower this morning. Temperatures will begin to increase this afternoon.

Another round of extreme cold wind chill values of -40 degrees Celsius or lower is possible on Friday morning.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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