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Big storm rattles Penticton

A heavy thunderstorm brought high winds last night to Penticton.
September 06, 2013 - 9:04 AM


PENTICTON - Environment Canada might have recorded no rain last night but Twitter was all wet.

People were tweeting about the heavy rain and thunderstorms that continued until early this morning. A few say they were woken up by the blasts of wind.

A high stream advisory for the Similkameen River and other streams was lifted at 11:13 a.m. this morning. River water levels showed a slight change and some are still rising slightly but no advisory or warning is in effect.

But Mother Nature isn't finished with the South Okanagan yet.

Environment Canada has continued the Special Weather Statement that was originally issued Thursday morning.


The potential for heavy rainfall across all of southern B.C. continues today and through to Saturday morning.

An area of low pressure over Washington State will slowly move eastwards today and over the weekend. Heavy showers and thunderstorms have spread over the Southern Interior with some regions expecting upwards of 40 mm by Saturday afternoon.

Forecasters are thinking eastern section of the Interior will get the heavier rain. Rainfall or severe thunderstorm watches or warnings might be issued once they figure where the heavier bands of precipitation are tracking.

Next week is to be much sunnier than it has been so far with alternating highs of 27 C and 28 C starting on Monday and ending on Thursday.

To contact a reporter for this story, to send photos or videos, email Shannon Quesnel at, call 250-488-3065, tweet @shannonquesnel1 or @InfoNewsPentict

-- This story was edited at 11:23 a.m. Sept. 6, 2013

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