Severe thunderstorm watch continues for North Peace and Fort Nelson, upgraded to warning in South Peace

B.C. North Peace River
10:04 AM PDT Thursday 25 July 2013
Severe thunderstorm watch for 
B.C. North Peace River continued

Severe thunderstorms possible this afternoon and evening.


This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds.

Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.

Conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. The potential exists for some of these thunderstorms to become severe. The main threat from these thunderstorms will be large hail and heavy downpours. 


B.C. South Peace River
2:53 PM PDT Thursday 25 July 2013
Severe thunderstorm warning for 
B.C. South Peace River issued

At 2:50PM PDT, meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm located 15 km southwest of Chetwynd moving towards the town at 25 km/hr. The storm is capable of producing large hail, strong wind gusts and heavy downpours.

Take cover, if threatening weather approaches.

Strong wind gusts and hail can damage property and cause injuries. Local downpours can cause flash floods.

Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow fast moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle away.

In Canada, lightning kills up to 10 people every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors.

Environment Canada continues to monitor the situation closely. Please continue to monitor your local media or Weatheradio for further updates.

Updated or ended by 4:00 PM PDT.