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Posted: June 12, 2022

Rainfall alert for most of East Kootenay

A stalling low pressure system over Montana has prompted Environment Canada this morning to issue a special weather statement for most of the East Kootenay, warning about potential prolonged rainfall over the next three days.

“A low pressure centre over Montana will slow as it enters southern Alberta tonight and remain in the area through Monday and Tuesday. Moisture rotating around the low will give the potential of prolonged rainfall that will begin tonight and continue through Tuesday with total rainfall amounts of 30 to 45 mm likely. Currently it appears as though the greatest rainfall amounts will be in Elk Valley,” Environment Canada reported.

“There is some uncertainty with respect to the exact trajectory of the low and this will be a factor impacting the amount of rain in each region.”

The alert does not cover Kootenay National Park.


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