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3:52 AM PDT Saturday 30 May 2020
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for:

  • Boundary

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

Strong thunderstorms will develop over Fraser Canyon north, South Thompson, Nicola and Similkameen this afternoon. Heavy downpours and strong wind gusts are possible with these thunderstorms.

Strong thunderstorms will develop over Okanagan, Shuswap, Boundary region, West Kootenay and Arrow Slocan this evening with possible heavy downpours, very strong wind gusts and large hail.

Fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

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@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

 

Statements

3:40 AM PDT Saturday 30 May 2020
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Boundary

Strong thunderstorms this afternoon or evening followed by significant rainfall on Sunday.

A low pressure system will move into B.C. from Washington State tonight. Ahead of the low, atmospheric conditions will be conducive to potentially strong thunderstorms with frequent lightning, heavy rain and strong wind gusts. Large hail is also possible with these storms.

Widespread rainfall will accompany the low pressure system overnight and Sunday. Total rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 mm except up to 50 east of Okanagan valley are expected by Sunday afternoon, causing local rivers to rise.

Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologists will continue to monitor the situation.

For more information on river flow forecasts, and flood warning and advisories, please visit the BC River Forecast Centre website at http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/warnings/index.htm

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

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