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Special Weather Statement for BC Southern Interior

Lone Sheep Publishing
By Lone Sheep Publishing
May 5th, 2023

Environment Canada said Friday that the West Kootenay/Boundary/Slocan/Arrow Lakes regions can expect to see multiple systems over the next few days that could generate mudslides and flooding.

“Heavy rain possibly contributing to the escalating of flooding situation and mudslides,” Environment Canada said Friday in a Special Weather Statement.

The inclement weather is expected Friday, and through until Saturday night.

Areas affected include Kelowna and the South Okanagan — Penticton, Boundary, Arrow Lakes, Slocan Lake, West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake and Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

“Showers at times heavy will develop (Friday) as the first of multiple systems arrives,” Environment Canada said.

“By (Friday) afternoon, showers will intensify with embedded thunderstorms further increasing precipitation amounts.”

Environment Canada said confidence remains low on spatial extend and intensity as high precipitation amounts will depend on embedded thunderstorms.

“Nevertheless, the threat of sudden heavy downpours and flash flooding on top of volatile spring snowmelt conditions remains.

Environment Canada said suggests the public refers to the BC River Forecast Centre for local messaging on flood potential in their area.

See RDCK Evacuation Orders for parts of Slocan Valley.

Check the BC River Forecast Centre map for local messaging on flood potential in their area.

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