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Windstorm to sweep through Valley with little fuss

Friday, April 2nd, 2010 | 2:49 pm

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A kite surfer took advantage of the wind for some fun on the lake last year. Too cold or that today, but the conditions are blustery enough. (Photo Marshall Jones)

By Kathy Michaels

Seem a bit more blustery than usual?

Thank the low pressure system that’s coming up from the coast, and be happy you live in the Interior.

Alyssa Charbonneau, a meteorologist with Environment Canada explained theĀ  windstorm moving through the Valley is not going to cause Okanaganites much strife as it will track through at speeds of 40 to 60 kilometers per hour.

“Right now the winds are moving through the valley and they’re going to remain as they are, into this evening,” she said.

While the Interior will be fine, B.C.’s South Coast has already been a lot more ruffled by the pressure system and ensuing storm.

Tens of thousands of Vancouver Island residents were left without power when high winds blew through today and a minimal number of Lower Mainland residents had power problems.

Winds also stymied the movement of commuters, forcing BC Ferries to cancel two sailings between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo’s Departure Bay.

Storms will have abated by the morning.

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