Environment Canada is calling for snow at higher elevations such as Begbie Summit, however, there are no signs of the white stuff just yet in the Cariboo. Image courtesy of DriveBC

Environment Canada warns of ‘early season cold snap’ for Cariboo region

Special weather statement in effect, highway alert for Begbie Summit and Pine Pass

An early season cold snap beginning today has prompted Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement for the Cariboo.

“An arctic front near Prince George early this morning will move southward across Quesnel later this morning and then across the south Cariboo, Chilcotin and Yellowhead regions later today,” states the alert Wednesday morning.

“The front will then cross the 100 Mile region tonight. This front will bring a significant cold snap for a few days with temperatures about 10 degrees below normal for this time of year.”

Frost is expected each night beginning tonight and slight accumulations of wet snow are possible following the arctic frontal passage, especially over higher terrain.

Snowfall amounts of five centimetres is likely over higher elevations of 100 Mile, Chilcotin and the south Cariboo.

Environment Canada also issued highway alerts due to that forecast of snow for Highway 97 from Clinton to 100 Mile House via the Begbie Summit and the Pine Pass in the north.

While the Cariboo only has an alert and chance of snow in higher elevations, a snowfall warning is in effect for B.C.’s Peace country with 10 centimetres of the white stuff expected Wednesday on top of the snow that already fell Tuesday.

Cold, wet weather is in the forecast for the next week (flurries possible on Sunday) in the Cariboo, with the exception of sunshine for Thursday.


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