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Alerts for: Kootenay Lake

Warnings

3:51 AM PST Saturday 27 November 2021
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

Snow today followed by rain tonight.

Snowfall accumulation: 15 to 20 cm

Timespan: This morning to near midnight.

Other hazards: 20 to 30 mm of rain.

Remarks: A strong weather system bring heavy snow to to Kootenay pass beginning this morning. 15 to 20 cm of snow is expected before changing to rain near midnight as freezing levels rise above the summit.

After the snow changes to rain, an additional 20 to 30 mm is expected after midnight through Sunday.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

The site https://shiftintowinter.ca/ reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

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

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