Severe Thunderstorm warning issued for North Peace

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Update #3- And just as fast as it was issued it’s been cancelled again.

UPDATE #2 – As of 4:26 p.m. the warning has been issued again. This time the storm is closer just east of Highway 97 and could affect those along Highway 97 from Mile 62 to Clairmont.

UPDATE – The thunderstorm warning has been ended by Environment Canada.

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the North Peace.

Environment Canada says it’s tracking a severe thunderstorm moving southwest at a speed of 40km/h. As of 2:56 p.m., the storm is located south of Highway 29 near Bear Flatts.

See the full warning below.

Issued at 2020-07-02 21:56 UTC by Environment Canada: 
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for:
   B.C. North Peace River, B.C. (087320)

Current details: 
At 2:56 p.m. MST, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.

Radar indicates a severe thunderstorm just south of Highway 29 near Bear Flat is moving southwestward at a speed of 40 km/h.

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.

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