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Cold, snow … repeat

Old Man Winter isn’t done with us yet.

Environment Canada warns that the extreme cold weather will hang around for another day only to be followed by another big dump of snow.

Wind chill values near -40 degrees Celsius for Prince George and -45 degrees Celsius for the Chilcotin, giving rise to a risk of hypothermia and frostbite, will continue through to Friday morning.

An arctic airmass is now established over the central interior. Brisk northerly winds combined with frigid overnight temperatures has resulted in low wind chill values. This cold airmass will remain in place until Friday afternoon with the coldest wind chill values occurring during the overnight and morning hours.

A frontal system is forecast to cross the B.C .coastal mountains Friday night and move into the B.C. Interior this weekend. Snow is forecast to begin Friday evening and taper off late Saturday as the system moves southward dropping 10-20cm in its wake.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

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

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