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No significant snow expected for the rest of the week in Kamloops and the Okanagan

Widespread snow that fell unexpectedly yesterday has all but disappeared with today's above normal temperatures. Kamloops and the Okanagan shouldn't see any more measureable snow on the valley bottoms for the rest of this week.
November 17, 2020 - 6:30 PM

Mother nature shouldn’t have any more nasty surprises to throw at Kamloops and Okanagan residents this week following yesterday’s unexpected snowfall.

The snow was supposed to fall as rain in Kamloops and the Okanagan but instead caused some slippery driving yesterday afternoon and into the evening, Nov. 16, before rising temperatures arrived overnight.

Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist says today’s much warmer than normal weather will be replaced by a return to a typical November weather pattern tomorrow, with showers followed by a break, followed by more showers.

There could be some snow mixed in with that anytime during the day or night this week, but with those above normal temperatures, nothing should stick to the valley bottom.

Daily highs for the rest of the week are expected to range between 4 C and 7 C, compared to an average daily high of 2 C in Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton, and 4 C in Kamloops.

There’s a chance of snow showers for the Okanagan tomorrow night and again on the weekend, but it’s not likely we’ll see any accumulation, Lundquist says.

“It’s going to be a typical fall pattern, but a little warmer than average,” Lundquist says.

Ski resorts in the Thompson - Okanagan are reporting some good early snow bases already this season, with Apex Mountain Resort near Penticton at 44 cm, and Kelowna’s Big White at 117 cm.

Silver Star Mountain Resort near Vernon has yet to post their base.

Big White is scheduled to open early on Nov. 19. Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops is scheduled to open Nov. 21, with 85 cm currently reported at mid-mountain.

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