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.


Do you have a comment about this story? email:
editor@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Fall comes to the Cariboo-Chilcotin

Summer makes way for fall this evening with a steady drizzle in Williams Lake.

Woodlot associations AGM to tackle wildfire impacts, prevention and risk reduction

Williams Lake will host more than 100 delegates for the annual meeting

Studio Theatre puts out call for local thespians for upcoming Shakesperian comedy

Much Ado About Nothing will take to the stage in March

Williams Lake man, firefighter remembered by MP Todd Doherty in emotional speech

Family asks first responders to look after one another in wake of suicide, growing concerns of PTSD

Cariboo Memorial Hospital redevelopment plan should be completed end of 2018

Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District hopes to meet directly with the project team for a direct update

Conservation officer frees B.C. deer from flotation gear mishap

BC Conservation Officer Service is reminding residents to keep backyards clear of entanglements

Czarnik nets 3 as Flames dump Canucks 5-2

Calgary picks up exhibition win over Vancouver

Ottawa to name new ambassador for women, peace and security, Freeland says

Chrystia Freeland also confirmed Canada would spend about $25 million to fund number of initiatives

‘A little bright spot:’ Ottawa residents rescue dog trapped beneath rubble

Freelance journalist says rescue of a dog trapped under rubble was happy ending amid chaos in Ottawa

B.C. deaf community wants different sign languages on federal accessibility act

Advocates also want Indigenous Sign Language to be recognized on the Indigenous Language Act

Airline has ‘close call’ with drone while en route to B.C. airport

Jazz Aviation reported the drone sighting near Vancouver to the RCMP and Transport Canada

Tragic accident claims life of B.C. toddler

Fundraising effort has been created to help mom and family

B.C. nanny charged with sex abuse of 3 children

Saanich Police seek potential victims of Johnathon Lee Robichaud from Central Saanich

‘I’m no quitter’ on climate change issues, McKenna says at G7 ministers meeting

David Suzuki says if McKenna believes what she’s saying, she too should quit

Most Read