Environment Canada has issued an extreme Cold Warning for Fernie. The combination of this advancing Arctic airmass and overrunning Pacific moisture is a classic pattern for heavy snow.

This is a classic Fernie Factor forecast, an understatement on the abundance of dry and light Kootenay powder that we are about to receive!

Environment Canada Forecast:
“Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind becoming south 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High minus 18. Wind chill minus 36 this morning and minus 27 this afternoon. Risk of frostbite.

Tonight Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Temperature rising to minus 13 by morning. Wind chill minus 27 this evening and minus 16 overnight.

Sun, 2 Jan Mainly cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries in the morning. Snow beginning near noon. Amount 4 cm near Fernie. Wind becoming south 20 km/h in the morning. High minus 9. Wind chill minus 21 in the morning and minus 13 in the afternoon. Night Snow. Low minus 14.

Mon, 3 Jan Periods of snow. High minus 8. Night Snow. Low minus 21.

Tue, 4 Jan Periods of snow. High minus 17. Night Periods of snow. Low minus 23.

Wed, 5 Jan A mix of sun and cloud. High minus 18. Night Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 23.
Thu, 6 Jan Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. High minus 17. Night Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 20.

Fri, 7 Jan Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. High minus 14.”

Happy New Year!

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