Mid-August Snowfall Warnings issued for Northern BC

Aug 19 2019, 8:59 am

It seems that British Columbia is never safe from the snow — no matter what time of the year it is.

Despite sunny skies and high temperatures in the Lower Mainland, Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for parts of Northern BC.

The warning is in effect for:

  • Fort Nelson
  • Muncho Lake Park — Stone Mountain Park

The snow, which began over the weekend, is expected to slowly ease over the course of the day. Snowfall of up to 4 cm is expected at higher elevations, specifically between Fort Nelson and Watson Lake.

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Highway 97, approximately 80 km northwest of Fort Nelson (Drive BC)

snowfall warning

Highway 97, approximately 6 km south of the Sikanni River Bridge and 175 km north of Fort St. John (Drive BC)

The weather agency is recommending that all non-essential travel through the area be delayed, due to the “heavy snowfall accumulation” and reduced visibility.