The drought level board remains at the 2nd position. However the people that run it must have gained experience from last year as the marker has gone form green to blue. The sign board is located at the top of the hill on Voght Street going north to highway 5A.

We have high pressure this week with temperatures in the 30s. however a severe weather forecast has been issued  by environment Canada.

Issued at 10:03 Tuesday 26 July 2016

Thunderstorms are expected to develop across the Southern Interior today and there is the potential for some of these storms to become severe. The main concerns are heavy downpours and strong wind gusts, however, large hail is also possible.


Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BC Storm.
Details to follow soon.

Thunderheads can blow up and give downpours mid summer here in the Merritt area we usually enjoy at least one a season and every couple of decades a large size hail event comes with it. Plants should be protected to keep them when these develop.

On this Day: July 26th 1971
Apollo 15 first use of a lunar rover.