Environment Canada is calling for rain in Revelstoke today. (Unsplash image - Gabriele Diwald)

Winter storm heading for Revelstoke

Heavy rain expected in valley, snow up high

  • Feb. 22, 2021 12:00 a.m.

It might be time to dust off the umbrella.

A frontal system laden with subtropical moisture is expected to hit the Revelstoke region this afternoon (Feb. 22), according to Environment Canada.

The agency said the storm will stretch from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass along Highway 1. Freezing levels will hover around 1,200 metres (Revelstoke is at 480 metres) and up to 15 mm is expected by Tuesday. At higher elevations, 35 cm of snow is forecasted.

Driving conditions are expected to be hazardous and visibility may be suddenly reduced at times due to weather. DriveBC advises caution.

Due to the new snow, mild temperatures and strong wind, avalanche conditions in the backcountry are high. Avalanche Canada advises outdoor recreationalists to avoid avalanche terrain.

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