Snowfall warning in effect in Okanagan

Central and North Okanagan expecting 20-30 cms

A snowfall warning is in effect for the Central and North Okanagan — including Kelowna and Vernon.

A long period of snowfall with total amounts of 20-30 centimetres is expected.

“A storm will track across British Columbia Monday night and Tuesday bringing heavy snow to the southern interior,” Environment Canada states.

Snow will begin Monday evening and intensify during the night. Snow will taper off and become mixed with rain Tuesday evening.

“We expect a total of 20-30 cm of snow between Monday evening and Tuesday evening across the Central Okanagan, North Okanagan and Shuswap regions,” the national agency said in its online weather report.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

READ MORE: Charges recommended after seizure of moose meat in North Okanagan

READ MORE: Vernon joins immigration pilot program


@VernonNews
jennifer@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

City of Salmon Arm gives preliminary approval to plan for high-density housing

If rezoning proceeds, it could provide about 15 to 20 housing units across from Mall at Piccadilly

UPDATE: One arrest in man hunt for ‘armed’ suspects near Enderby

Residents alarmed over increased police presence Tuesday morning

COVID-19: Salmon Arm council makes tough decisions to address economic stress

Among the city’s measures are tax breaks, layoffs and a project delay

COVID-19: Diabetes Canada donation bins becoming garbage dumps amid pandemic

Diabetes Canada has asked residents to stop overflowing bins with donations and garbage

Okanagan College students receive emergency funding

Funding is available to domestic and Indigenous students from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Trainwreck Comedy’s Rob Balsdon showcases quarantine routine

Balsdon made a video making light of life in isolation

COVID-19: Kelowna’s Grey Hearts Denim to manufacture protective masks

The Kelowna based clothing company has been in operation since mid-February

COMMENTARY: Knowing where COVID-19 cases are does not protect you

Dr. Bonnie Henry explains why B.C. withholds community names

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen cuts two positions

Management roles cut as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

As Canadians return home amid pandemic, border crossings dip to just 5% of usual traffic

Non-commercial land crossing dipped by 95%, air travel dropped by 96 per cent, according to the CBSA

Similkameen mayor makes video plea: If you need help ask

Princeton Mayor Spencer Coyne made a heartfelt plea to residents last Sunday… Continue reading

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

West Kelowna RCMP investigating early morning shooting

A man was shot in the 2400 block of Quince Road just before 1:30 a.m. on April 7

Most Read