Vernon BC Snowfall Warning - Possible 20cm by Sunday
February 25th, 2023 - Vernon, British Columbia.
A snow warning has been issued for the Vernon area. The forecast calls for cloudy skies and snow beginning this morning with an estimated 2 to 4 cm, except 5 cm near Enderby and Lumby.
The warning is expected to continue throughout the day, with strong winds becoming southeast at a speed of 20 km/h early in the afternoon.
The high temperature is expected to be minus 3, with a wind chill of minus 11 in the morning and minus 6 in the afternoon.
As the day progresses, the snowfall is expected to intensify, with snow at times heavy tonight. The amount of snow is estimated to reach 10 cm, except for 20 cm near Enderby and Lumby.
The wind is expected to increase up to 15 km/h, and the temperature is expected to remain steady near minus 5, with a wind chill near minus 7.
The snowstorm is expected to cause major disruptions to transportation, with roads likely to be hazardous and slippery. Residents are being urged to avoid any unnecessary travel and to stay indoors if possible. In the event of an emergency, the public is advised to contact the relevant authorities for assistance.
The snowfall is expected to taper off on Sunday morning, with the sky mainly cloudy and a 60 percent chance of flurries. The wind is expected to become southwest at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 in the afternoon.
The high temperature is predicted to be plus 1, with a wind chill of minus 7 in the morning. The UV index is still forecast to be 1 or low.
Stay safe, stay warm, and stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.