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Wintery week ahead for Kamloops; snowfall warning still in place

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November 23, 2015 - 8:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - With a snowfall warning in place and cooler temperatures in the forecast, Kamloops is in for a wintery start to the last week of November.

Yesterday, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the South and North Thompson, Shuswap and North Okanagan regions, saying snowfall would begin overnight and continue through today, Nov. 23. Up to 20 centimetres of snow is expected throughout the region, with the snow tapering off tomorrow morning.

A special weather statement has also been issued for area highways, including the Coquihalla Highway from Kamloops through to Hope, the Okanagan Connector and Highway 1 from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass. Snowfall accumulations of up to 20 cm of snow are expected, with snowfall becoming heavy at times by tonight. Strong winds will also create limited visibility at times with blowing snow.

In town, we can expect a high of 1 Celsius today and five to 10 cm of snow during the day. The temperature should remain steady along with another five to 10 cm of snow overnight. The weather office is calling for a light snow to end in the morning. Winds should become 40 kilometres per hour gusting to 60 km/h tomorrow, creating local blowing snow conditions, and then the rest of the week is expected to be sunny.

Temperatures are expected to drop to -6 C by Thursday but will jump up to -2 C again on Friday, still well below the seasonal normal high temperature of 3 C. Overnight will be even cooler, with temperatures dropping to -9 C to -13 C Tuesday through Thursday nights. At this time of year the normal low temperature is -3 C.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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