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UPDATE: Wind warning ended for North Thompson

It's great to feel the wind in your sails, but keep an eye out for flying debris.
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October 25, 2019 - 1:59 PM

The wind warning issued for the North Thompson this morning has been ended by Environment Canada as the storm producing the high winds moves south toward Washington state.

Forecasters say in the wake of the cold front associated with a low-pressure system, strong northwest winds of 70 km/h to 90 were expected today, Oct. 25, in the South Thompson, Nicola, Shuswap and Okanagan regions. That is behind the special weather statement continued today by Environment Canada.

At 7:10 a.m. Quesnel reported wind gusts of 94 km/h prompting the separate wind warning for the North Thompson.

BC Hydro crews are now faced with the mammoth task of restoring power to 32,888 customers in the Thompson, Shuswap and the North Okanagan.

Environment Canada warned the winds could cause damage to properties and loose objects caught in the wind could cause injury or damage.

The weather system bringing the strong winds to the region will be moving south into Washington state this afternoon.

For the latest information on this warning and others, go here.

— This story was updated at 1:56 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, to say the wind warning for the North Thompson had ended.

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