Next round of jaw dropping photos: Snow blasts B.C., Alberta
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 10:52 AM - Déjà vu? Exactly one week ago, jaw-dropping photos surfaced from a moisture laden low that pushed in from the Pacific and blasted British Columbia and Alberta with extremely heavy snow. Now, we're looking at another onslaught of impressive photos from a storm system that's been moving along the provinces' border this week.
Last week, upwards of 60 cm of snow fell across parts of B.C., surpassing entire monthly snowfall averages in places like Williams Lake and Terrace. In Alberta, drivers were "urged to stay home" as dangerous travel conditions persisted with 20-40+ cm of snow piling up.
This time around, snowfall reached B.C.'s Lower Mainland on Wednesday with Vancouver picking up its greatest snowfall so far this season. Gusty winds combined with freshly fallen snow has also resulted in a multi-day whiteout driving experience for southern regions.
These series of winter storms, equally impactful, show the tight grip winter continues to hold over western Canada. And spoiler: It's not over yet.
"The focus of the winter weather and arctic air will be across western Canada for the remainder of February," says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham. "We're looking at another high impact system for southern B.C. on Saturday with heavy snow for the Interior and mountain regions. Significant snow also on tap for western and southern Alberta this weekend.