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Winter storm watch issued

Snow, at times, heavy; travel may be affected
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Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the entire Peace and Northern Rockies region.

​Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch ahead of a forecast that's calling for the potential of up to 25 cm of snow by Friday night.

The watch covers the entire northeast corner of B.C. extending from Prince George through to the Fort Nelson region and into the Yukon.

In a statement, it says heavier snow will make its way into the Peace Region sometime Thursday night before tapering off on Friday.

The forecast is for anywhere between 15 and 25 cm to fall before the weather system leaves the area.

"Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations and visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow," warns the statement.

7 Day Forecast

Chance of flurries


-24 °C

Periods of snow ending this evening then cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Amount 2 cm. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 24. Wind chill minus 27 this evening and minus 33 overnight. Risk of frostbite.

Periods of snow


-21 °C

Cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries early in the morning. Periods of snow beginning in the morning. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind becoming east 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the afternoon. High minus 21. Wind chill near minus 34. Risk of frostbite.

Snow at times heavy

Thursday night

-20 °C

Snow at times heavy. Amount 10 to 15 cm. Wind east 20 km/h gusting to 40. Temperature steady near minus 20. Wind chill near minus 32. Risk of frostbite.



-16 °C

Snow. High minus 16.

Cloudy periods

Friday night

-15 °C

Clearing. Low minus 15.



2 °C

Sunny. High plus 2.

Cloudy periods

Saturday night

-1 °C

Increasing cloudiness. Low minus 1.

A mix of sun and cloud


6 °C

Clearing. High 6.


Sunday night

-5 °C

Clear. Low minus 5.

A mix of sun and cloud


5 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 5.

Cloudy periods

Monday night

-6 °C

Cloudy periods. Low minus 6.

A mix of sun and cloud


4 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 4.

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