Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Effect for P.G.
Prince George, B.C. – Environment Canada is tracking a severe thunderstorm moving eastward along Highway 16 approximately 30 kilometres west of Prince George this afternoon.
Residents are reminded that heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Large hail can also damage property and cause injury.
The national forecaster has also issued a special air quality statement for Prince George and Vanderhoof due to wildfire smoke.
The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with Northern Health, has issued a smoky skies bulletin for Prince George and surrounding area including Vanderhoof and Fort Fraser; the eastern portion of the Bulkley Valley and the Lakes District including Fort St. James and Fraser Lake; and Valemount and the surrounding region due to wildfire smoke in the area.
Smoke concentrations are expected to vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures change.