Saturday, May 30, 2015

Thunderstorm Drops 15 mm On Vernon

Thunderstorm Drops 15 mm On Vernon
The North Okanagan got drenched -- but apparently escaped serious damage -- as a big storm made its way through the area Friday afternoon.

Environment Canada's David Jones says parts of Vernon and Coldstream received different amounts of rain.

"It was very heavy rain with the thunderstorm that rolled through. We recorded 15 milimetres of rain at the Kal Lake Lookout, and over at Vernon-Coldstream, we had about 6 mm. Both of those totals were in an hour, so all that rain fell over a very short period of time," Jones tells Kiss FM.

Jones says the severe thunderstorm warning and watches were both ended before 6 pm.

There was also lightning and thunder, and reports of some hail.

At last reports, BC Hydro was reporting five power outages in the greater Vernon area, the largest impacting 22-hundred customers.


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