Arctic outflow, snow and possible freezing rain forecast for parts of B.C. – Houston Today


A special weather statement has been issued for the Greater Victoria area as southeasterly winds of up to 90km per hour were forecast as people walk along Willow Beach in Victoria on Monday October 25 2021. Environment Canada has issued cold and winter storm warnings for several regions in B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Arctic outflow, snow and possible freezing rain forecasts for parts of British Columbia

Cooling values ​​close to -20 C are expected for the interior parts of the north coast

Cold weather and winter storm warnings have been posted in many parts of British Columbia

Environment Canada says a cold air mass is expected to settle over much of the south coast on Tuesday, bringing a mix of rain, snow and the risk of freezing rain to Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound and the Sea Highway. to Sky, eastern Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast and central and eastern parts of Vancouver Island.

The weather office says strong arctic winds with cooling values ​​near -20C are expected for inland parts of the north coast, including Terrace and Kitimat, while a snowfall warning of up to 15 centimeters covers Atlin, Dease Lake and Teslin.

It says periods of heavy snowfall are expected to affect traffic conditions on high-altitude sections of several highways from Tuesday through Thursday, with exact amounts of snowfall varying between mountain passes.

Storms are expected along parts of the Coquihalla Highway, Okanagan Connector, Highway 3 and the Trans-Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass.

Environment Canada says driving conditions can change quickly and warns that snow can reduce driver visibility.

—The Canadian Press

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