Environment Canada has issued a wind and snowfall warning for Whistler and the Sea to Sky region north of Squamish.
It’s great news for skiers and snowboarders but the conditions will be far from ideal for anyone attempting to make the drive.
The warning was issued due to a moisture-laden frontal wave, that’s expected to bring 20 to 25 cm of snow.
Both areas are already dealing with approximately 15 cm of fresh snowfall that came overnight. Temperatures in the area are already near or below zero.
A wind warning has also been issued for the area, calling for southeast winds of 70 km/h.
A wind warning has been added to the mix. 🌬 Posted speed limits are for ideal conditions – we are NOT seeing ideal conditions today. Slow down and drive for the conditions. #BCHwy99 #seatosky #shiftintowinter pic.twitter.com/A6IZ49yyDa
— Sea to Sky Highway (@SeatoSkyHighway) December 13, 2018
Drivers are advised to prepare for unpredictable and quickly deteriorating conditions. Plan for poor visibility and reduced speeds if driving.
According to mountain crews, Whistler Blackcomb saw 52 cm of snow over the past 12 hours. Current conditions on the peaks are packed powder, occasionally heavy snow, and temperatures of -4°C.
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