Severe thunderstorm watch issued for North Peace and Fort Nelson

B.C. North Peace River & Fort Nelson
4:35 AM PDT Thursday 18 July 2013
Severe thunderstorm watch for 
B.C. North Peace River & Fort Nelson issued

Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon.

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.

An upper trough will create favourable conditions for thunderstorms this afternoon. The potential exists that some of the thunderstorms may become severe. The main threat from these storms are heavy downpours, damaging wind gusts, intense lightning, and possible hail.