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Posted: December 21, 2019

Rainfall warning for Elk Valley

And snowfall warning for Kootenay National Park

Environment Canada earlier today issued a rainfall warning for the Elk Valley and a snowfall warning for Kootenay National Park.

A frontal system is currently stalled over southern B.C. With a steady stream of moisture and mild temperatures, heavy rain is expected to continue over parts of the Elk Valley through today, Environment Canada forecasted.

Close to 60 mm of rain has been reported near Morrissey. Areas near Fernie and Morrissey can expect additional rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 mm today.

A long period of snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected in the Kootenay and Yoho National Park areas.

A strong Pacific frontal system continues to hammer the Columbias with heavy snow. Snow will continue today with snowfall amounts of five to 15 cm is expected by this evening.

Snow will finally come to an end this evening.

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


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