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B.C. North & South Peace River
10:07 AM PDT Friday 27 July 2012
Severe thunderstorm watch for
B.C. North Peace River issued

Potential for severe thunderstorms today.

This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds.

Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.

An unstable airmass combined with a surface trough of low pressure will allow for thunderstorms to develop this afternoon. Some of these thunderstorms could become severe over the above mentioned regions. The main threats from these storms in the arrow lakes and West Kootenay regions are strong winds and large hail. Across the Peace River region the storms are likely to be slow moving. As a result the main threat with the Peace River thunderstorms is heavy downpours with localized rainfall amounts approaching 25mm in one hour. 

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