Thursday, January 19, 2012

WARNINGS: Earthquake update and Freezing Rain forecast. Penticton

Earthquake shakes South Okanagan

Pentiction Western News
Natural Resources Canada said there were no reports of damage and none would be expected from the earthquake that was lightly felt in Penticton and Okanagan Falls shortly after 11 pm on Tuesday. According to the government Natural Resources Canada ...
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Winter Storm watch for: South Okanagan - including Penticton

(ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 2.27 PM PST THURSDAY 19 JANUARY 2012)


WATCH OUT Penticton! The Notice BELOW emailed to me from "The Weather Network". -GUY

ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 2.27 PM PST Thursday 19 January 2012
Summary
A change from bitterly cold to a milder but very moist pattern will bring significant snow and a risk of freezing rain for Friday and into Saturday. This is an alert to the potential development of dangerous winter weather conditions in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.

 

Details
A slow transition from a cold Arctic airmass to a milder but moist Pacific airmass will take place over the BC interior on Friday and into Saturday as a major Pacific storm approaches the BC coast and slowly shifts inland. An initial impulse of moisture will move across the southern areas early Friday resulting in a band of snow producing up to 5 cm with locally higher amounts in the mountain passes. The main portion of the storm will arrive in the southwest interior Friday afternoon and spread north and eastwards into the central interior and southeastern BC Friday evening and into Saturday. This may produce areas of heavy snow with 20 to 30 cm for the southeastern areas and 10 to 15 cm for the southwestern regions. Mountain passes could see even more significant amounts. There is also the potential for pockets of freezing rain where the colder area remains trapped in some valley areas on Saturday. The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warni ngs may be required or extended. The public should be prepared to alter plans or in some cases avoid travel according to weather and road conditions. The forecasts may change slightly as the storm develops and moves inland. Please follow the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at WWW.WEATHEROFFICE.GC.CA Road conditions can be monitored at WWW.DRIVEBC.CA.

Traveling to Penticton? Get highway conditions at: Mobile DriveBC

Posted via email from GuyThaLizard's LIVE blog (Posterous)

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