Rainfall warnings continue for northeast B.C., severe thunderstorm watch issued for Fort Nelson

B.C. North and South Peace River

3:49 AM PDT Wednesday 26 June 2013 

Rainfall warning for

B.C. North and South Peace River continued 

Local rainfall amounts up to 60 mm expected by Thursday morning. 

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

A broad upper trough will direct a moist easterly flow of air onto the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains today through tonight. Over the B.C. Peace River district, rain will continue through tonight. Rainfall amounts up to 60 mm can be expected by Thursday morning before the rain tapers to showers. Additionally, thunderstorms embedded in the flow may also contribute to localized heavy rainfall. Over the South Peace River region, the heaviest rainfall amounts will occur over northeastern sections near Dawson Creek.

 

Fort Nelson

4:08 AM PDT Wednesday 26 June 2013

Rainfall warning for

Fort Nelson continued

 

Total rainfall amounts up to 70 mm forecast along the eastern slopes of the Rockies. 

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

A broad upper trough will direct a moist easterly flow of air onto the eastern slopes of the Rockies today through Thursday. Thunderstorms embedded in the flow will contribute to localized heavy rainfall. The rain will continue until Thursday evening. Total rainfall amounts of 50 to 70 mm are possible. 

The potential exists that some of the thunderstorms near Fort Nelson may become severe this afternoon. The main threats from these storms are large hail, damaging wind gusts, intense lightning, and heavy downpours.

 

Fort Nelson

4:08 AM PDT Wednesday 26 June 2013

Severe thunderstorm watch for

Fort Nelson issued

 

Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon. 

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. 

A broad upper trough will direct a moist easterly flow of air onto the eastern slopes of the Rockies today through Thursday. Thunderstorms embedded in the flow will contribute to localized heavy rainfall. The rain will continue until Thursday evening. Total rainfall amounts of 50 to 70 mm are possible. 

The potential exists that some of the thunderstorms near Fort Nelson may become severe this afternoon. The main threats from these storms are large hail, damaging wind gusts, intense lightning, and heavy downpours.

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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.