April 19, 2016 – Vernon Morning Star
The province’s snow melt freshet season is now underway.
Snow melt has been observed at most of the automated snow weather stations (ASWS) across the province since early April, indicating a melt season that is about two weeks in advance of normal.
At midelevations the early season melt has been rapid, and several ASWS have shed 30-50 per cent of peak accumulated snow in the past two weeks.
At higher elevation ASWS, the transition has been slower, with five to 10 per cent of the total snow pack melting since April 1.