Rainfall warning continues; up to 100 mm of rain expected in some regions

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has extended the rainfall warning issued on Tuesday.  The B.C. Peace region is expected to see up to 80 mm of rain before the current storm is over.  The rain is expected to ease Thursday morning as the low in Alberta moves to the northeast.   Communities close to the Rocky Mountains, including Hudson’s Hope and Chetwynd could see 100 mm of rain.

The warning also covers the Pine Pass where higher elevations could see wet snow.

If you spot any weather related issues, let us know, email news@moosefm.ca or call 250-787-7100.

Both warnings are posted below:

4:56 AM PDT Wednesday 15 June 2016
Rainfall warning in effect for:

B.C. North Peace River
B.C. South Peace River
A long episode of rain, at times heavy, is expected.

Heavy rain over the Peace District will persist today as a low intensifies over Alberta. Rain is expected to ease Thursday morning as the low moves to the northeast.

Rainfall amounts from the storm are expected to be in the 60 to 80 mm range over the next two days. Higher rainfall amounts near 100 mm are possible over communities on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains including Hudson Hope and Chetwynd.

If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Be prepared for possible winter conditions at higher elevations.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.
4:55 AM PDT Wednesday 15 June 2016
Weather warning in effect for:

Highway 97 – Pine Pass
Rain will persist today as a low deepens over northern Alberta. As the rain intensifies early this morning wet snow is possible over the highest elevations of Highway 97 near Pine Pass. All sections will turn to rain again late this morning and rain will finally ease off Thursday morning as the low moves northeast and weakens. Total rainfall amounts will be in the 40 to 60 mm range with possible snowfall amounts of 5 cm over the highest elevations.

Drivers are advised to be aware of changeable weather conditions and to exercise due caution.

Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.