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Okanagan Connector painted white with unseasonable June ‘thundersnow’

Snow in June
A cold front blanketed parts of the Okanagan Connector with snow, early Wednesday morning.

Drivers headed in and out of the Okanagan are being warned of some unseasonable weather conditions as snow is sticking on the Okanagan Connector.

DriveBC has reported an accumulation of the white stuff in the Elkhart Lodge area and at the Pennask Summit.

WATCH BELOW: Snow falling in June on the Okanagan Connector

Coquihalla highway snow
Coquihalla highway snow

Environment Canada reported snowfall along the connector, parts of which are more than 1,700 metres above sea level, between Aspen Grove and Brenda Mines.

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Snow blankets the Okanagan Connector following an unseasonable storm.
Snow blankets the Okanagan Connector following an unseasonable storm. Global News

The weather agency said the snow was the result of low freezing levels and an unstable air mass creating “thundersnow.”

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Global B.C. meteorologist Mark Madryga said more cells were still expected to move through the area, possibly producing additional snow showers on Wednesday.

He said temperatures should rise to 1 or 2 C later on Wednesday but that snow was possible again in the area on Thursday.

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B.C. morning weather forecast: Jun 19
B.C. morning weather forecast: Jun 19