Residents in the Cariboo had to dig themselves out this morning after a snowfall warning was issued yesterday from Environment Canada.
“Snowfall amounts at this moment (11:45 am) so far from what we can tell officially at the Williams Lake Airport its about 6 centimetres and closer to 10 centimetres in Quesnel.” Environment Canada Meteorologist Trevor Smith said. “For the rest of today (Wednesday) it looks like we could see another 2 to 5 centimetres maybe even up to 8 centimetres in some areas just a little bit below the threshold of that warning of 10 centimetres in 12 hours.”
Smith added the snow should start to taper off later in the afternoon.
“With some gusty winds developing from the North West today there’s a potential for winds of 30 gusting to 50 and those winds will continue so we’re looking at some pretty cold wind chills overnight.” Smith said, “Lows of minus 25 and wind chills down to minus 31. For tomorrow sunny skies and a high of minus 20 with wind chills of minus 25 in the afternoon.”