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Posted: May 31, 2020

Heavy rain warning persists for region

Environment Canada this morning issued another special weather statement in effect for most of the East Kootenay, excluding the Kootenay National Park area, warning of significant rainfall for the Kootenays today.

A band of thunderstorms moved up from Washington State through the southern Interior last night, producing extensive lightning, gusty winds and between five to 20 mm of rainfall.

Another disturbance will move into B.C. from Washington this morning, producing more rainfall today over the Kootenays and Columbias. Additional rainfall amounts of 10 to 25 mm are forecast for today, with up to 35 mm where rainfall is enhanced by morning thunderstorms, Environment Canada stated.

Potential impacts from thunderstorms and widespread rainfall include: rising rivers, downed trees, flash flooding, and danger to those recreating or working outside.

Environment and Climate Change Canada meteorologists will continue to monitor the situation.

For more information on river flow forecasts, and flood warning and advisories, please visit the BC River Forecast Centre website.


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