Severe wind and intense thunderstorm warning for East Kootenay

Intense storm expected to begin late Tuesday morning in Invemere and across the East Kootenay

Weather Canada has issued a special weather statement for the East Kootenay, including Invermere for Tuesday, October 17th. There is potential for very strong wind gusts and intense thunderstorms beginning late this morning.

An intense fall storm will continue to impact much of British Columbia today. The storm’s low pressure centre is forecast to move across the central Interior this morning. As the low passes, very strong westerly wind gusts are expected beginning late this morning. There is also potential for a squall line to develop with intense thunderstorms. Strong gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy showers, possibly mixed with flurries, can all be expected with the passage of the squall line.

Snow levels will drop sharply in the afternoon to near 1100 metres. Over Rogers Pass, there is the possibility for heavy flurries and strong winds to reduce visibility to near zero creating challenging driving conditions.

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

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