Low pressure system brings mid-June snow to parts of BC Interior

Mid-June snowfall

As predicted, snow has begun falling at some higher elevations in parts of B.C. as a low pressure system brings heavy rain to parts of the Southern Interior.

BC Transportation retweeted one truck driver who had to chain up near Apex Mountain Monday afternoon, with the caption: “Never say never! Proof that it does s-s-s-s-snow in June at higher elevations.”

It also shared the DriveBC webcam image of snow falling in the community of Elkford, north of Sparwood, where the temperature Monday afternoon was just 3 C.

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Highway 3 from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass. Current guidance indicates 10 to 15 centimetres could fall before the snow turns to rain late Tuesday morning.

We could even see some here in the Okanagan. Environment Canada warns that snow levels are expected to drop to 1600 metres overnight Monday and into Tuesday. The summit of Big White is 2,319 metres and the village centre is 1,755 metres.

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