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Snowy end to 2020 in Kamloops and Okanagan

It looks like December will end on a snowy note as Environment Canada calls for periods of snow for several days and nights this week.
December 28, 2020 - 2:40 PM

It looks like 2020 is going to end on a somewhat snowy note in Kamloops and the Okanagan this week.

Environment Canada meteorologist Chris Gibbons says the Thompson-Okanagan could see two to five centimetres of snow starting tomorrow night, Dec. 29, with another two to three cm by Wednesday.  He says another two to five cm could fall on New Year’s Day, with temperatures expected to begin rising by the long weekend.

Temperatures are expected to sit around the freezing mark through the last days of December, dropping to -2 or -3 Celsius overnight, although New Year’s Eve could see a high of 0 C in Kamloops and 1 C in the Okanagan.

Environment Canada is calling for a 60 per cent chance of flurries in Vernon and Kelowna today, Dec. 28, with a 70 per cent chance of flurries in Penticton and today's high at -1 C for Vernon and Kelowna, 1 C for Penticton. Kamloops is expected to see a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 0 C.

Mainly cloudy conditions are expected in all four cities tomorrow with periods of snow on Tuesday night.

Motorists are reporting some bumpy roads due to ice, but otherwise good winter drving conditions on the Coquihalla Highway today, Dec. 28, 2020.
Motorists are reporting some bumpy roads due to ice, but otherwise good winter drving conditions on the Coquihalla Highway today, Dec. 28, 2020.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ BC Highways web cam

No major incidents have been reported on the Coquihalla, Trans-Canada Highway 1, or the Hope Princeton Highway 3 today.

Drive BC reports slush and compact snow on the Coquihalla and the Coquihalla connector today, following light snow across the region last night. Highway 3 has compact snow from the first avalanche gate 17 km east of Hope to 32 km west of Princeton.

The Coquihalla Highway and Okanagan Connector could see between five and 10 centimetres through Wednesday.


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