Cold front tomorrow

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Cold front tomorrow

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Special weather statement in effect for:

Central Okanagan - including Kelowna
North Okanagan - including Vernon
South Okanagan - including Penticton

Windy weekend across the BC Interior.

The ridge of high pressure that has been dominating the weather over southern BC will give way to a cold front on Saturday. Widespread winds of 20 to 50 km/h are expected beginning Saturday afternoon over the central and southern interior. The strong winds will push into the Kootenays by early Sunday morning. Local winds gusts up to 70 km/h are possible through some interior valleys and canyons.

The only rain accompanying the front is expected north of the Cariboo region. There is also the risk of lightning over the central and northern Interior as well as over the Kootenays and Columbias. Temperatures will drop by 6 to 8 degrees in the wake of the front Sunday. Unfortunately, significant rain continues to elude the southern half of the province for the foreseeable future.

According to the BC Wildfire Service, this forecast weather has to the potential to challenge their efforts to contain the many large wildfires currently burning across southern B.C., and could cause growth on a number of these incidents.
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The winds will play havoc for the firefighters trying to get a handle on those fires out of control.
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Re: Cold front tomorrow

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GordonH wrote:The winds will play havoc for the firefighters trying to get a handle on those fires out of control.

Environment Canada has issued warnings, hopefully it turns out not as bad as expected.
https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/201869 ... on-the-way
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^ Yup, the RCMP knocked on my mom's door at 1:30 am this morning to inform her that she's on evacuation alert because they are expecting wind gusts up to 70 km/h.
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Looks like the front has now passed Clinton. Winds have dropped in Williams Lake, 100 dollar house, Clinton. Still windy in cache Creek and Kamloops
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