Flood Warnings and Advisories
High Streamflow Advisory - Okanagan, North Thompson (NEW) - Nicola Lake, South Thompson (MAINTAINED)
ISSUED: 3:00 PM June 12th, 2020
The River Forecast Centre is issuing a High Streamflow Advisory for:
- Central Okanagan including tributaries around Kelowna including Mission Creek and Mill Creek and surrounding areas
- North Okanagan including tributaries around Vernon, Lumby, Winfield and surrounding areas
- North Thompson River and tributaries
The River Forecast Centre is maintaining a High Streamflow Advisory for:
- Nicola Lake
- South Thompson River including Shuswap River, Shuswap Lake and tributaries
Localized thunderstorms causing heavy downpours are possible on Friday across the Central region. On Saturday, a vigorous cold front is forecast to cross southern B.C. generating strong thunderstorms. Freezing Levels are expected to drop from approximately 4,000 m on Saturday to 2,200 metres by Sunday. Forecast precipitation rates for the event vary but could be as high as 50 mm with downpour rates as high as 15-20 mm/hr.
River and creek levels may rise rapidly over the weekend depending on the timing and location of the heaviest rainfall.
The public is advised to stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-streamflow period.
The River Forecast Centre continues to monitor the situation and provides updates as conditions warrant.
Contact for Media Relations, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development:
Tel: 250 356-7506
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