My Community NowRoad Report Special Weather Statement for Labour Day Travellers SHARE ON: Dennis Walker, staff September 7, 2020 Twin Butte Alberta, 7am. (Tannis Bruder, MyEastKootenayNow.com) 5:20 AM PDT Monday 07 September 2020 Special weather statement in effect for: East Kootenay – north including Invermere East Kootenay – south including Cranbrook Gusty winds are expected today. A strong ridge of high pressure has built over northern BC and is expanding southwards. Northerly wind has increased during the night with gusts upwards of 70 km/h possible through many of the valleys in the southern interior today. Winds will likely peak this morning, however gusty conditions may prevail throughout the day. While wind gusts of this magnitude are not out of the ordinary, people out enjoying the waterways or campgrounds this Labour Day weekend should be prepared for any sudden increases in wind. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.