Severe Thunderstorm warning issued for the North Peace

UPDATE:  The severe thunderstorm warning has now ended for the North Peace.

 

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued another severe thunderstorm warning for the North Peace.  Environment Canada says they are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing strong winds and hail.

The storm is located over Highway 97 near Wonowon and is moving to the north.

Residents in that area could see heavy rain, strong winds and hail.

See the full warning below.

 

Issued at 2016-06-29 00:39 UTC by Environment Canada:
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for:
B.C. North Peace River, B.C. (087320)

Current details:
At 5:39 p.m. MST, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

Radar indicates that a severe thunderstorm over Highway 97 between Wonowon and Montney is slowly moving northward.

Heavy downpours are likely to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

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

More details on the alert are available here.

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