Ministry of FLNRO

Automated Snow Weather Station Commentary

UPDATED: January 4, 2017
A bi-weekly commentary of snow conditions based on readings from the BC Automated Snow Weather Station (ASWS) network is published during the snow season.

Snow conditions at mid- and high-elevations through the province range from well-below average (about 50%) to average for early January, approximately halfway through the snow accumulation season. The provincial average snowpack is 82% of the long-term average. At lower elevations, snowpack is above average, primarily for the south coast, Vancouver Island, and southern interior regions of the province, due to persistent cooler than normal temperatures and periodic snowfall through the latter half of December.

The detailed listing and map of all snow weather stations can be downloaded here: ASWS Weekly Summary Table, ASWS Weekly Summary Map

The next Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin is planned for release by end of day January 9th 2017.