Rainfall warning continues for B.C. Peace Region

B.C. North Peace River
9:37 AM PDT Tuesday 21 May 2013
Rainfall warning for
B.C. North Peace River continued

 

Significant rainfall amounts for parts of the British Columbia Interior.

This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

An upper low pressure system situated off the South Coast of British Columbia this morning is forecast to give significant rainfall amounts to sections of the interior. Moisture that is wrapping around this system will continue to affect the B.C. Peace region through much of today although the heavier rainfall is expected to occur over areas near the Rockies where the northeasterly upslope flow enhances precipitation intensity. Another 20 mm of rain is possible today over these upslope areas while townsites that are located further away may only receive 10 mm.

As the system continues to make its way southeastward, rainfall will intensify or spread to the central and southern interior today and to the Kootenays early this evening. General rainfall amounts of 25 to 35 mm can be expected for parts of the central and southern interior through this evening and for parts the Kootenays tonight through Wednesday.

This upper low pressure system will situate over the Washington and Oregon states by Wednesday morning and then remain quasi-stationary through much of this week. Moisture will continue to wrap around this feature and affect the southern interior and the Kootenays over the next few days. There is still uncertainty to the location of this wrap-around moisture but it is not out of the question that some of the affected regions may experience a prolonged rainfall event.

Meanwhile, conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms this afternoon over parts of the Kootenays and the Southern and Central Interior. The potential exists that some of these thunderstorms may become severe. These severe thunderstorms are capable of giving large hail and damaging wind gusts.

 

B.C. South Peace River
9:37 AM PDT Tuesday 21 May 2013
Rainfall warning for
B.C. South Peace River continued

Significant rainfall amounts for parts of the British Columbia Interior.

This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

An upper low pressure system situated off the South Coast of British Columbia this morning is forecast to give significant rainfall amounts to sections of the interior. Moisture that is wrapping around this system will continue to affect the B.C. Peace region through much of today although the heavier rainfall is expected to occur over areas near the Rockies where the northeasterly upslope flow enhances precipitation intensity. Another 20 mm of rain is possible today over these upslope areas while townsites that are located further away may only receive 10 mm.

As the system continues to make its way southeastward, rainfall will intensify or spread to the central and southern interior today and to the Kootenays early this evening. General rainfall amounts of 25 to 35 mm can be expected for parts of the central and southern interior through this evening and for parts the Kootenays tonight through Wednesday.

This upper low pressure system will situate over the Washington and Oregon states by Wednesday morning and then remain quasi-stationary through much of this week. Moisture will continue to wrap around this feature and affect the southern interior and the Kootenays over the next few days. There is still uncertainty to the location of this wrap-around moisture but it is not out of the question that some of the affected regions may experience a prolonged rainfall event.

Meanwhile, conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms this afternoon over parts of the Kootenays and the Southern and Central Interior. The potential exists that some of these thunderstorms may become severe. These severe thunderstorms are capable of giving large hail and damaging wind gusts.

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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.