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Alerts for: B.C. Peace River

Warnings

3:30 PM PDT Saturday 25 June 2022
Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for:

  • B.C. North Peace River

At 3:30 p.m. MST, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a cluster of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

The cluster of severe thunderstorms located 25 km east of Pink Mountain is moving southeastward at 35 km/h. Communities north of Wonowon and Buick will be affected in the next two hours.

Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

 

Watches

2:15 PM PDT Saturday 25 June 2022
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • B.C. North Peace River

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

 

Statements

3:33 AM PDT Saturday 25 June 2022
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Highway 97 - Pine Pass

First hot stretch of the summer for the BC Interior.

Timespan: Today to Monday.

Location: BC Interior.

Hazards: Daytime highs rising into the low to mid 30's with overnight lows down to the mid-teens.

The BC Interior will experience its first stretch of warmer than average temperatures beginning this weekend. Today, temperatures will reach into the upper 20's. For the remainder of the weekend and early next week, temperatures will rise into the low to mid 30's. Overnight lows will fall to the mid-teens.

With elevated temperatures, the risk of heat related illness increases.

Freezing levels rise throughout this event and will lead to an increase in snowmelt and snowpack instability. Increased stream flows due to run-off are possible.

Please refer to the British Columbia River Forecast Centre and Avalanche Canada for local messaging:

http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/warnings/index.htm

https://avalanche.ca/en/map

Temperatures are expected to return to near-normal values by the middle of next week as a cooler, unsettled airmass pushes onshore.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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