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Snow arrives to B.C. mountaintops, as forecasters call for colder and snowier winter

The Gem Lake camera at Big White showed some snow.
Image Credit: Big White cameras
September 26, 2020 - 9:15 AM

If you've been pining for the start of ski season this is going to be good news.

Snow arrived overnight on some mountaintops. Not enough to ski on, mind you, but it's a start.

Big White's Gem Lake and on the Bullet Cam show a nice skiff of snow on the mountain. There were also traces of snow up at Sun Peaks's Sundance Express Chairlift.

Fall has only just begun, but if you believe the prognosticators at both the Farmers' Almanac and the Weather Network are calling for a long cold winter.

The Sundance camera at Sun Peaks, Sept. 26 shows some traces of snow.
The Sundance camera at Sun Peaks, Sept. 26 shows some traces of snow.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Sun Peaks

Meteorologist Michael Carter with The Weather Network told iNfonews that  La Niña has set up in the Pacific Ocean, and that is usually an indicator of more severe winter conditions ahead.

“It could be a wild ride,” Carter said.

The Canadian edition of the Farmers' Almanac is also calling for a chilly and snowy winter in the Okanagan and Kamloops.

According to the almanac, we can expect to experience a cold spell towards the end of November, lasting until the middle of December. A second cold spell is anticipated for the last week of January, and a third cold period is forecast for the second half of February.

Almanac managing editor Jack Burnett said increased snowfall can be expected from mid-November into mid-December, with a second period of snow from mid-February until the end of the month.


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