Severe thunderstorm watch issued for B.C. Peace Region and Fort Nelson

B.C. North and South Peace River
4:32 AM PDT Friday 16 August 2013
Severe thunderstorm watch for 
B.C. North and South Peace River issued

Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.

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 approaching upper trough of low pressure combined with an unstable airmass will result in afternoon and evening thunderstorms today. A supporting jet stream crossing the Central Interior may cause some of these storms to become severe with strong winds, large hail and heavy downpours. 

Fort Nelson
4:38 AM PDT Friday 16 August 2013
Severe thunderstorm watch for 
Fort Nelson issued

Risk of severe thunderstorms late this afternoon and evening.

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 approaching upper trough of low pressure combined with an unstable airmass will result in late afternoon and evening thunderstorms today. There’s also the risk of a severe thunderstorm as the airmass remains very humid. The main threat will be heavy rainfall with amounts of up to 25 mm within one hour.

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