It rained cats and dogs
Sep 6, 2013 / 3:28 pm
Thundershowers that rolled through the Okanagan brought more rain to certain areas than the average precipitation for the month of September.
In Peachland a record 24 mm of rain fell in a matter of hours. The city normally records 24 mm of rain, on average, over the entire month of September, according to Doug Lundquist of Environment Canada.
While the weather station at Anarchist Mountain recorded 25 mm of rain in two hours, and 21 mm of rain for the same period in Osoyoos.
"Remember this storm isn't over yet and the South Okanagan near Osoyoos already had more rain in the two hours than they would in the entire month of September (on average)."
In Kelowna 12 mm of rain fell in 15 minutes during the storm.
At the Penticton airport winds gusted up to 70 km an hour, and Lundquist believes winds most likely were more intense in the North Okanagan after over 2,000 people were left without power in Vernon following the heavy storm.
Lundquist says the North Okanagan up to Salmon Arm will be hit with heavy rains during the forecast thundershowers for Friday afternoon.
"I don't believe the winds will be quite as high as they were yesterday. Today it is mostly thunderstorms with rain, where yesterday it was thunderstorms with wind."
The current weather system was anticipated to end Saturday, however, Environment Canada is forecasting a 30 per cent chance of precipitation for Sunday moving toward a drying trend on Monday.
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