The benign upper ridge pattern that has given generally dry and stagnant weather conditions to the province is about to come to an end. A major upper low centre and associated frontal system moving from the northwest will bring snow and much colder temperatures to northern BC on Sunday. The low will reach the south Sunday night giving a mix of rain and snow to the Southern Interior with periods of rain expected on the coast. As the Arctic front moves southward on Monday, snow is expected in the interior with the rain changing to flurries on the coast. Much colder temperatures are expected in all areas on Tuesday along with a biting northerly wind. The map below shows the pattern for Monday afternoon. Notice the 12 hour precipitation amounts over the Southern Interior and Lower Mainland. There should be still some flurries on Vancouver Island but less accumulation is likely. The Central and Northern Interior has cleared out by now but the closely spaced isobars indicate some brisk northerly winds continuing. The cold but drier pattern will likely be around all next week.
Click on the map to get an animation. To get a close up animation of the Eastern Pacific and Western North America click here (Thanks to University of Northern BC )
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