Extreme cold, gales, snowfall and arctic runoff warnings blanketed much of British Columbia this morning.

A winter storm warning for the Nicola region is in place for major snowfalls. Dangerous conditions are expected on the coquihalla Highway from Hope to Kamloops, the Okanagan Connector from Merritt to Kelowna and Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton.

Ten to 20 centimetres should fall in the region.

Wind chills are expected to be in the region (minus 40 to minus 50) in these regions.

Heavy snow fall will begin tonight and will last until Thursday morning, before subsuming by the afternoon.

A risk of freezing rain is also expected in Fraser Valley.

Scores of inches of wet snow fell in the downtown Vancouver area on Tuesday afternoon slowing commuter traffic, but there is still more to come.


Temperature in Canada

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Temperature in Canada varies widely from region to region. Winters can be harsh in many parts of the country, particularly in the interior and Prairie provinces, (wikipedia)


Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria is the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada’s Pacific coast. The city has a population of 85,792, (wikipedia)


Vancouver

Vancouver van-KOO-vər) is a major city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the 2016 census recorded 631, (wikipedia)