Winter storm warning in effect 

Whistler snowfall in excess of 30 cm possible by Thursday

click to enlarge FILE PHOTO BY CLARE OGILVIE
  • File photo by Clare Ogilvie

The Sea to Sky is about to get walloped by another winter storm.

An approaching Pacific frontal system will bring a messy winter mix to the corridor through Thursday afternoon.

According to Environment Canada, snow near Whistler will become heavy at times on Wednesday night before changing to rain on Thursday afternoon.

Snowfall in excess of 30 centimetres is possible in Whistler by Thursday afternoon.

Near Squamish, wet snow is expected to change to heavy rain overnight, with local snowfall accumulations of up to 15 cm.

Along the Sea to Sky Highway, snow will become heavy tonight with "significant accumulations," according to Environment Canada.

Motorists are required to have proper tires when travelling the highway in the winter months, and can find road-condition updates at www.drivebc.ca.

Stay up to date at www.weather.gc.ca/warnings.

Whistler Blackcomb's daily forecast, as of 12 p.m. on Wednesday, anticipated 8 to 12 cm during the day and another 25 to 30 cm overnight.

Find more at www.whistlerblackcomb.com/the-mountain/mountain-conditions/snow-and-weather-report.aspx.

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