Alerts for: West Kootenay


4:07 PM PST Saturday 18 November 2017
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

Snowfall, with total amounts of about 20 cm is expected.

A slow moving frontal system will move through the eastern sections of British Columbia Sunday afternoon and overnight giving significant snow to the highway passes.

Rogers Pass: Intermittent flurries will intensify on Sunday afternoon. 10 cm can be expected during the afternoon with an additional 10 cm overnight.

Kootenay Pass: Snow will begin falling Sunday evening with 5 cm expected. Overnight snowfall will intensify with an additional 15 cm of snow expected.

The snow will taper off on Monday morning as the system moves into Alberta.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions. reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

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


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