November means snow in the forecast
Nov 1, 2013 / 9:11 am
As the calendar flips over to November, residents in the Okanagan must come to terms with the fact that winter is here and snow is right around the corner.
In fact, Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist says we can expect to see some snow this weekend – at least at the higher elevations.
“We’re forecasting a lot of snow over the next little while,” says Lundquist.
“For example, in the Merritt to Kelowna section, the snow will probably begin (Friday) evening with 10 centimetres today and there could be quite a bit more in the high terrain on Saturday as well. It will certainly be very snowy for the next 24 hours at high terrain going west and east.”
Those travelling to Kamloops may only see rain, but that could change as Lundquist is forecasting snow throughout the system, stretching from Vancouver to Roger’s Pass over the weekend.
He also expects temperatures to begin dropping on Sunday and into next week, with highs of four degrees and lows into the negative if the sky remains clear at night.
“We could even see some snow mixed in with the rain showers on the valley bottom, but the ground is so warm and the lake is so warm that it’s not going to stick.”
The Pennask Summit is currently hovering around zero degrees and is expected to drop a few degrees over the next 24 hours. By early next week, Lundquist expects those temperatures to drop down as low as minus 10.
As for the amount of snow expected on the Okanagan Connecter, Lundqust says 10 centimetres will fall tonight, and another 10-20cm could fall on Saturday.
Read more Central Okanagan articles
City of Kelowna
Kelowna Discussion Forum
Kelowna's Cultural District
Kelowna Road Closures
William R. Bennett Bridge
Central Okanagan Regional District
District of Peachland
District of Lake Country
School District 23
Okanagan Regional Library
- Rail trail falls on friendly ears Dec 4
- Crash! 19 accidents in a few hours Dec 3
- Okanagan icy roads - viewer videos Dec 3
- Okanagan roads reopen Dec 2
- Distillery fights for Spirit Bear brand Dec 1