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Special Weather Statement

Issued at 16:44 Tuesday 23 May 2017

A vigorous cold front will bring strong winds gusting 60 to 80 km/h to southern BC tonight. There is also a risk of thunderstorms over Thompson, Shuswap and Okanagan regions. Local rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 mm can be expected.

Strong winds combined with high water levels could result in increased wave action that may impact shorelines and lakeside roads. The saturated ground also increases the chances of downed trees in strong winds. Power outages are also possible.

Quickly flowing water and the adjacent riverbanks are potentially unsafe. Don’t approach washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

The BC River Forecast Centre issues streamflow advisories and warnings when necessary to provide alerts to potential flood conditions in the stream systems of the province. Please refer to the River Forecast Centre for updated streamflow advisories or warnings. http://bcrfc.env.gov.bc.ca/warnings/index.htm.

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



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