To: South East Region Contacts:
For your information, following is a Alert for SEA Weather as forwarded from Environment Canada.
Issued at 2023-05-04 18:51 UTC by Environment Canada:
Special weather statement issued for:
Arrow Lakes – Slocan Lake, B.C. (084100)
Boundary, B.C. (084200)
West Kootenay, B.C. (084300)
Kootenay Lake, B.C. (084400)
Heavy rain possibly contributing to the escalating flooding situation and mudslides.
When: Friday through Saturday night.
Where: Central Okanagan – including Kelowna, South Okanagan – including Penticton, Boundary, Arrow Lakes – Slocan Lake, West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake and Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.
Hazards: New flooding, exacerbation of existing flooding, and mudslides are possible from heavy rainfall on melting mid-high elevation snowpack.
Remarks: Showers at times heavy will develop on Friday as the first of multiple systems embedded in the flow arrives. By Friday afternoon, showers will intensify with embedded thunderstorms further increasing precipitation amounts.
Confidence remains low on spatial extent and intensity as the high precipitation amounts will depend on the embedded thunderstorms. Nevertheless, the threat for sudden heavy downpours and flash flooding on top of the volatile spring snowmelt conditions remains.
Rainfall warnings may be issued as certainty grows. Please refer to the British Columbia River Forecast Centre for local messaging on flood potential.
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More details on the alert are available here.
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