Snowfall warning issued for Peace River North & South

B.C. South Peace River
3:56 AM PST Saturday 30 November 2013
Snowfall warning for
B.C. South Peace River issued

Heavy snow and cold Arctic winds to hit these regions tonight.


This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

An Arctic front will drop south from the Yukon bringing much colder air into Northern BC by late this afternoon. Meanwhile a moisture laden low pressure system from the Pacific is forecast to cross the Central Interior tonight. The two weather systems will combine to produce heavy snow over the BC Peace tonight and Sunday. Amounts of 15 to 25 centimetres of snow are expected with the heaviest amounts over the north BC Peace region and along the foothills of the Rockies. The lower amounts are expected elsewhere as rain initially is expected to transition to snow overnight as the cold air deepens.

In addition to the snow northerly winds of 40 to 60 km/h will produce occasional reduced visibilities in blowing snow over exposed areas. The snow and blowing snow will ease Sunday evening as cold dry Arctic air settles over the region.