Environment Canada snowstorm warning for Revelstoke area: 30 cm forecast

Up to 30 centimetres forecast for Revelstoke as winter storm approaches.

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In this file photo, a car is buried after a heavy Revelstoke snowfall. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning for the Revelstoke area late in the evening on Monday, Dec. 2.

The weather service is forecasting 30 centimetres of snow in the West Columbia between Monday night and Wednesday morning as a winter storm rolls over the area.

In a public alert, Environment Canada said “significant amounts of snow are expected” for the area.

“A slow moving frontal system will remain over the BC interior through early Wednesday,” it states. “Heavy snowfall associated with this storm will continue over West Columbia through Wednesday morning. Total snowfall accumulations of 30 cm can be expected for this event.”

 

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Well, that escalated quickly. 9 hours later just after 9 a.m. on Mackenzie Avenue in downtown Revelstoke

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The weather service is forecasting up to 40 centimetres in Rogers Pass and Eagle Pass, and is warning travelers to take notice and plan accordingly.

For more details, see the public alert here.