Snowfall Warning for Mountain Passes Near Vancouver

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Special Weather Statement Issued for Mountain Passes

Overview

As of 6:27 PM PDT on Sunday, June 16, 2024, a special weather statement is in effect for several mountain passes in the BC Interior. There is a potential for snowfall from now until Monday morning, impacting travel conditions.

Areas Affected

  • Coquihalla Highway
  • Okanagan Connector
  • Allison Pass
  • Kootenay Pass

Expected Conditions

Snowfall accumulation ranging from a trace to 2 cm is expected as a cool airmass persists over the BC Interior. Travelers should be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions that can result in hazardous driving situations.

Current Vancouver Weather

  • Temperature: 11.4°C
  • Condition: Cloudy
  • Wind: E at 12 km/h
  • Barometric Pressure: 101.5 kPa (Falling)
  • Humidity: 91%
  • Dew Point: 10.0°C
  • Visibility: 32 km

Today’s Forecast for Vancouver

  • Weather: Showers ending this evening followed by mainly cloudy conditions. A 30% chance of showers before morning.
  • Low Temperature: 10°C

Tomorrow’s Weather Forecast (Monday, June 17)

  • Weather: Mainly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers in the morning.
  • High Temperature: 18°C
  • UV Index: 6 (High)
  • Night: Partly cloudy.
  • Low Temperature: 12°C

Upcoming Weather (Tuesday, June 18)

  • Weather: Sunny.
  • High Temperature: 19°C
  • Night: Clear skies.
  • Low Temperature: 11°C

Midweek Weather (Wednesday, June 19)

  • Weather: Sunny with temperatures rising inland.
  • High Temperature: 22°C (25°C inland)
  • Night: Clear skies.
  • Low Temperature: 13°C

Safety and Travel Advisory

Travelers planning to use the affected mountain passes should be prepared for sudden changes in weather conditions, including snowfall, which can make driving hazardous. It is advisable to check road conditions before embarking on your journey by visiting DriveBC. Ensure your vehicle is equipped with winter tires and carry necessary emergency supplies.

Wardrobe Suggestions

  • Today: Wear warm layers and a waterproof jacket due to the chance of showers.
  • Tomorrow: Dress in layers to stay comfortable in the cool morning and slightly warmer afternoon.
  • Midweek: Light clothing is advisable for the sunny and warmer conditions.

Weather Trivia for Vancouver

Did you know? Vancouver’s proximity to the mountains means that while the city often enjoys milder weather, the nearby high elevations can experience sudden and dramatic changes in weather conditions, including snowfall even in late spring and early summer.

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