A weather bomb of strong wind and rain which killed a Port Moody woman when a tree smashed through her home hit the Cariboo yesterday.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Lisa Coldwells explains how the system which developed over the Pacific struck primarily the 100 Mile House area.
“It came close to the Coast up, over through Vancouver Island and gave all of the strong damaging winds to Vancouver and the heavy rain.”
“Then it sort of jumped over the Coast Mountains,” says Coldwells.
“It wasn’t as strong once it got into the Interior but it still was and it came over the Chilcotin Plateau towards Prince George.”
Coldwells says there wasn’t a lot of precipitation when the system came in to the 100 Mile House area which saw wind gusts of 81 km/h at 11 am.
She says it gusted to 57km/h in Williams Lake and at 65 km/h when it rolled into Quesnel at noon.