- Issued at
- 04:00 PDT/PST
- Created by
- Kenabatic, Snowalters Equivalent, and Rocky Snowshine
South Coast Snow
The broad low pressure centre rotating west of Vancouver Island maintains unsettled conditions with convective flurries over the southern half of BC today. An arctic ridge of high pressure over Yukon slowly builds into northern BC and spreads frigid alpine temperatures across northern and central interior regions. As the arctic front stalls along the Northwest ranges, strong outflow winds are also expected today through the major inlets of Central and North Coasts.
The 500mb animation shows weak upper ridging over eastern BC creating a drying and clearing trend over interior regions. However, remnants of the offshore upper trough are stalled from the eastern upper ridge, which means its decay will be slow. On Monday, the upper low offshore slowly moves into southern interior BC spreading a few flurries. In its wake, an upper ridge over Yukon builds into BC Monday through Tuesday bringing a general clearing and warming trend.