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Murray Lake N., BC

Alerts in Effect

Special Weather Statement

Issued at 22:11 Thursday 30 March 2023

Heavy, late season snowfall.

Locations: Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt & Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.


Coquihalla Summit: Starting this morning through until Saturday night.
Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass: Starting this afternoon and persisting through to Saturday evening.

Total accumulations: Possibly up to 25 cm.

Remarks: A robust frontal system sliding down the coast tonight will begin to spread light to moderate snow to the Coquihalla Highway starting this morning. Freezing levels are expected to remain below summit level this afternoon. Snowfall rates will intensify this evening and persist through Saturday. Total snowfall accumulations could be as high as 25 cm, but with warmer road surfaces initially, significant snow isn't expected to accumulate until later this evening. Snowfall will ease Saturday night.

For the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass the onset of snow is delayed until this afternoon and will increase in intensity by Saturday morning. The heavy snow will persist through Saturday evening. Total snowfall accumulations could be as high as 25 cm.


Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

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Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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