Special weather statement issued for North Peace, Fort Nelson regions

UPDATE: The special weather statement has been rescinded by Environment Canada.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for much of the northeastern part of the province.

According to the statement, a low pressure system moving into the area from the Yukon will be bringing heavier rainfall to the region. Rainfall totals close to 50 mm are forecast to fall in the Muncho Lake area, along the Rocky Mountains and between Fort Nelson and Fort St. John.

Read the full weather statement below:

Issued at 2016-08-26 11:47 UTC by Environment Canada:
Special weather statement issued for:
Fort Nelson, B.C. (088100)
Muncho Lake Park – Stone Mountain Park, B.C. (088200)

Current details:
An upper trough of low pressure is moving into northern British
Columbia from Yukon Territory and will bring significant rainfall to
northeastern British Columbia.
Morning showers will eventually give way to heavier rainfall tonight
and through Saturday afternoon. The rain will taper off late Saturday as the upper trough drifts further into Alberta.
Total rainfall amounts approaching 50 mm can be expected in the higher elevations of the Muncho Lake Provincial Park region, along the Rocky Mountains and also the southern portions of the Fort Nelson Region, as well as the northern Peace River region. Areas away from these locations, such as the community of Fort Nelson, can expect lesser rainfall amounts on the order of 25 mm.

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