Up to 40 cm (16 inches) of snow in some areas.
Thursday 02 November 2017
Snowfall warning in effect for many locations (see link below):
A slow moving upper low over Vancouver Island continues to spread snow into southern Alberta with heavy snow along the foothills. Snow will intensify this afternoon and tonight. The snow will continue into Friday before gradually tapering off. Total snowfall accumulations of 15 to 25 cm (5.9″ to 9.8″) expected by Saturday morning, with locally higher amounts, up to 40 cm (15.7″), possible along the southern foothills.
Snowfall warnings may need to be expanded as the system develops.
http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ab1#541182562011260673201711010501ww1575cwwg(also ab12, ab28 and ab3 in the address link for the other warning areas)
Winter storm warning for many locations (link below):
Total snowfall close to 25 cm (9.8″) has been reported in portions of the Kananaskis area. A further 10 to 15 cm (3.9″ to 5.9″) is expected through the day with accumulations of 30 to 40 cm (11.8″ to 15.7″) expected by Saturday morning.
http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ab15#205400958347732582201711010501ww1575cwwg(also ab17 and ab4 in the address link for the other warning areas)
Snowfall warning in effect for: Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass and Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt and Merritt to Kamloops Okanagan Connector – Merritt to Kelowna
Snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm (7.9″ to 11.8″) expected.
Heavy snow will occur across the southern interior highway passes today due to the combination of moisture from a coastal low and the passage of an arctic front. Total snowfall accumulations of 20 to 30 cm are expected before the snow tapers off tonight.
http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc29#225729781236512730201711010502ww1878cwvr(also bc36, bc40, bc21, bc32, bc30, bc31, bc33 and bc28 for the other warning areas)
Also, snowfall warnings for the Boundary, East Kootenay, Nicola, Okanagan Valley, Shuswap, Similkameen, South Thompson and West Kootenay regions, with amounts up to 20 cm (7.9″). And, snowfall warnings for the Howe Sound and Whistler regions, with amounts to 15 cm (5.9″).
Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for these links