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Weather office getting serious about snowfall warnings

February 08, 2017 - 6:49 AM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Environment Canada has issued snowfall warnings across many parts of the Southern Interior of B.C. today including a winter storm warning for the Coquihalla from Hope to Merritt.

The weather office says we should expect 15 to 25 cms of snow for the North Okanagan, Shuswap and North Thompson areas as an intense Pacific warm from moves across the province late today and could become heavy at times tonight through Thursday.

Yesterday, Environment Canada issued a weather statement. Today that was upgraded to a warning. Forecasters are also calling for 50 70 cms of snow in a winter storm warning for the Coquihalla that could also bring freezing rain on Thursday. The winter storm warning also covers Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass. 

Travel is not advised. 

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports to #BCStorm.

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