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July 3 Update… Heavy rain forecast for BC North…

UPDATE 2: As of July 3, a further 20 to 40 mm of rain is expected today and tonight across the BC Peace. A long episode of rain, at times heavy, continues.

A further 20 to 40 mm of rain is expected to fall today and tonight over the B.C. Peace River, Fort Nelson, and Muncho Lake Park – Stone Mountain Park regions.

A persistent low pressure system over Alberta has led to several days of heavy rain over the B.C. Peace River, Fort Nelson, and Muncho Lake Park- Stone Mountain Park regions. So far in this rain event 40 to 80 mm of rain has fallen over the region since Wednesday morning.

After a brief break in the rain yesterday afternoon, widespread showers have redeveloped over the region overnight. The showers are expected to continue through tonight and ease on Saturday as the low pressure system weakens.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

UPDATE: Rainfall amount is between 30 to 60 mm. A more detailed forecast will be out on Wednesday. As of June 30 at 12 pm.

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for BC North as heavy rain is expected Wednesday night into Thursday. Details below…

Heavy rain for BC Peace River and Fort Nelson on Wednesday and Thursday.

A low pressure system will develop over Southern Alberta today and then intensify as it moves northward into Northern Alberta by Wednesday evening. The system will funnel rain onto the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. 

BC South Peace River
Showers will begin to fall over the BC South Peace River Region including Dawson Creek and Chetwynd by this afternoon. These showers will slowly transition into rain by Wednesday morning and rain, heavy at times, by Wednesday night.  The rain, heavy at times, will taper off on Thursday morning, but showers will persist into Friday. 

BC North Peace River
For BC North Peace River, including Fort St. John, the showers will start midday Wednesday. The light rain will change to rain, heavy at times, by mid afternoon and continue until Thursday evening.

Fort Nelson Region
Southern portions of the Fort Nelson Region can expect periods of rain to continue from tonight through Friday with heavier rain falling early Thursday morning.  The community of Fort Nelson will see isolated showers until early Thursday morning when rain, heavy at times, will begin. This rain will taper off early Thursday afternoon.

Rainfall warnings may be issued as the system further develops and confidence in rainfall amounts increases.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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RSS Fort St. John Weather

  • No watches or warnings in effect, Fort St. John July 4, 2020
  • Current Conditions: Partly Cloudy, 11.0°C July 7, 2020
  • Tuesday: Chance of showers. High 20. POP 60% July 7, 2020
  • Tuesday night: Chance of showers. Low 11. POP 60% July 7, 2020
  • Wednesday: Chance of showers. High 21. POP 40% July 7, 2020
  • Wednesday night: Chance of showers. Low 9. POP 40% July 7, 2020
  • Thursday: Cloudy. High 18. July 7, 2020
  • Thursday night: Cloudy. Low 11. July 7, 2020
  • Friday: Sunny. High 21. July 7, 2020
  • Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. July 7, 2020
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