Stormy spring in store for northern B.C.

Stormy spring weather is expected to extend the ski season and heighten the flood risk in northern B.C. and the Canadian Rockies.

AccuWeather released its spring forecast for Canada on Feb. 12, with the Peace region caught in the storm track that's expected to shift northward in the coming weeks.

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The bulk of the forecast rain and snow will fall over northern B.C. and the northern extent of the Canadian Rockies, with ski resorts reaping the benefits, the weather agency says.

“Deep snowpack in the Canadian Rockies should lead to an excellent spring ski season,” Anderson said senior meteorologist Brett Anderson.

But the flood risk may be extended through the end of the spring in areas to the north that face rounds of storms through April and into May.

“As the snow melts, the risk of river and stream flooding down into the lower elevations of Alberta and British Columbia will increase during late spring,” Anderson said.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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