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Snow isn't letting up any time soon

December 29, 2017 - 6:18 AM

The B.C. Southern Interior, already under record snowfall in some areas, could get lots more snow before Sunday.

Environment Canada extended its snowfall warnings for most cities and towns and mountain passes in the Thompson and Okanagan regions as well as Nicola, Shuswap and Similkameen.

The weather man predicts another 10 to 20 cms of snow in town and 20 to 25 cms of snow on mountain passes, specifically the Coquihalla between Hope and Merrit and Highway 3 from Hope to Kootenay Pass. Drivers are warned visibility may add to already hazardous driving conditions. 

The cause of all this snow hasn't really changed: Two weather systems are colliding overhead, mixing cold air from the north with moist air from the Pacific, creating lots of snow.

"Snow will start this morning, intensify in the afternoon and continue into Saturday morning," Environment Canada says. 

Yesterday, Kelowna set a new snowfall record. 

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