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Winter Storm watch issued for B.C. Peace

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for the B.C. North and South Peace.  Below are the details from Environment Canada.

B.C. North Peace River
10:07 PM PDT Tuesday 12 April 2011
Winter storm watch for
B.C. North Peace River issued

Conditions are favourable for the development of snow and blowing snow late Wednesday night and Thursday. Total snowfall amounts may exceed 10 cm in some locations with widespread reduced visibility in blowing snow.

A developing low pressure system over the Pacific is forecast to move across the British Columbia interior Wednesday night. As the low tracks northeastward, there is potential for a slow moving band of snow to stall over the B.C. Peace River region on Thursday. Snow is forecast to develop before sunrise early Thursday morning and to continue through the day. Total snowfall accumulations may exceed 10 cm in some areas. Brisk easterly winds will also develop Wednesday night creating potential for reduced visibility in blowing snow.

Travellers are advised that potentially dangerous winter driving conditions may develop on Thursday. Environment Canada will monitor the development of this late season storm and may upgrade the watch to warnings as the situation unfolds.  

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