Severe Thunderstorm watch issued for B.C. Peace

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire B.C. Peace region.  They believe current conditions are favourable for severe thunderstorms with possible strong winds, large hail and heavy rain.  If we are going to see a storm it could happen this afternoon.  Read the full warning from Environment Canada below.

Issued at 2015-06-30 16:56 UTC by Environment Canada:
Severe thunderstorm watch issued for:
B.C. Peace River, B.C. (087300)

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

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. Stay indoors when a thunderstorm strikes. There isn’t a place outside that is safe during a thunderstorm. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors! Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. To report severe weather, send an email topacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.

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