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A better day in BC


May 5, 2010 — Judging by today's conditions in BC, you'd never know a spring storm tore through on Monday.

You can bet residents in BC were breathing a sigh of relief today. And who could blame them? Conditions were ideal for much of the province.

Whether they were walking or biking, several Vancouverites used any excuse to get outside and enjoy the calm conditions.

“It was a fair day,” says Weather Network meteorologist Gerald Cheng. And tomorrow will be much the same. “Thursday will be another fair and seasonal day, but we can't rule out the possibility of a pop-up shower.”

Even though there's also a chance for a few lightning strikes, tomorrow's weather certainly won't be as severe as it was to start out the week.

A powerful spring storm that tore across B.C., was even too much for kites to handle. Strong winds and heavy rain was the story for much of the day on Monday. Gusts of up to 90km/h were recorded in the Fraser Canyon, South Thompson and Okanagan Valley.

The wind helped to knock out power for places in North Vancouver, making a mess on the roads during the afternoon hours. Police were forced to direct drivers through intersections after the power was cut to traffic lights. Fallen trees also helped to cause outages across the lower mainland as well. In addition to powerful winds, some communities were soaked with heavy rain.

Thankfully, things cleared up quite a bit on Tuesday for deflating the roof of BC Place in Vancouver.

For the latest details on what you can expect on Thursday and heading into the weekend, tune into The Weather Network on TV. Your National Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of each hour.

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