Environment Canada weather

Destiny and Zion Orchard enjoy some swing time at Salmon Arm’s Blackburn Park during the unusually warm December weather on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Wednesday’s temperature highs in Okanagan-Shuswap break century of records

Environment Canada says return to cooler weather expected by Friday

 

British Columbians are again expected to see an atmospheric river event Nov. 30, and into Dec. 1, with some areas seeing 120 mm of rain. Highway closures will be coming due to this, says Rob Fleming, B.C. Minister of Transportation. Pictured here a truck in the Abbotsford area Nov. 29. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

More B.C. highway closures announced in anticipation of heavy rains

Highway 99 to close at 4 p.m. Tuesday, between Pemberton and Lillooet

 

Impact of atmospheric river rainfall event in Sumas Prairie on Nov. 12-14 is still widely evident across the Fraser Valley with two more similar weather events forecast over the next four days. (File photo)

Okanagan avoids red alert rainfall warning

Massive precipitation expected to slam Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley next Tuesday/Wednesday

 

An atmospheric river led to flooding across Metro Vancouver on Nov. 14. Three more are forecast for the weekend into next week, according to Environment Canada. (Shane MacKichan)

Environment Canada issues ‘red alert’ with 3 atmospheric rivers in the forecast

Atmospheric river on Nov. 26 saw 40-60 mm in areas of B.C.

An atmospheric river led to flooding across Metro Vancouver on Nov. 14. Three more are forecast for the weekend into next week, according to Environment Canada. (Shane MacKichan)
Be prepared for winter driving conditions. DriveBC photo.

Winter Storm warning in effect from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass

Up to 40 cm of snow can be expected in the area over the next 48 hours

Be prepared for winter driving conditions. DriveBC photo.
(Pixabay)

Strong winds forecast for the Okanagan – Shuswap

Winds gusting up to 70 km/hr are anticipated

(Pixabay)
Downtown Penticton seen from atop a mountain outside town. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

30% chance of a snowy white holiday in Penticton, meteorologist says

When looking at a long term winter forecast, experts say there’s not much to predict just yet

Downtown Penticton seen from atop a mountain outside town. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
The Coquihalla Highway is set to see 10 to 20 cm of snow starting Tuesday, Oct. 26. (Photo - DriveBC)

Up to 20 cm of snow expected for Coquihalla Highway

In a statement, Environment Canada said 10 to 20 cm are expected Tuesday night through Wednesday

The Coquihalla Highway is set to see 10 to 20 cm of snow starting Tuesday, Oct. 26. (Photo - DriveBC)
Fall in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Mixed bag of weather to hit Okanagan-Shuswap

Expect, sun, rain, flurries and temperatures in the mid-teens this week

Fall in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
Winter driving in Kelowna. (File photo)

Environment Canada projects colder than average winter for Central Okanagan

Meteorologist skeptical of weather agency’s forecast

Winter driving in Kelowna. (File photo)
Brenda Mine on the Okanagan Connector, looking east. (DriveBC)

Snow descends on parts of the Okanagan Connector

Patches of snow blanketed the highway between Brenda Mine and Pothole Lake

Brenda Mine on the Okanagan Connector, looking east. (DriveBC)
WR Bennett Bridge, Monday morning.

Rainy end to September for Okanagan-Shuswap

The weekend is forecast to see sunshine and a high of 18 C

WR Bennett Bridge, Monday morning.
(Pixabay photo)

Strong winds, rain to sweep across Okanagan Valley Friday evening

South winds of 60 km/h gusting to 80 km/h may develop today

(Pixabay photo)
With winter months drawing closer, BC RCMP Traffic Services are reminding drivers to be prepared, and drive safely. (Pixabay)

Rain and cooler temperatures forecast for Okanagan-Shuswap

Tuesday is expected to be rainy and 16 C

With winter months drawing closer, BC RCMP Traffic Services are reminding drivers to be prepared, and drive safely. (Pixabay)
Snow is expected to fall in the region at 1,700 metres, and drivers on Highway 97C may see some snowflakes at Pennask Summit. (Black Press file photo)

Cold front to bring snow at Highway 97C between Peachland and Merritt

The snow is not expected to stick, however, and will melt quickly: Environment Canada

Snow is expected to fall in the region at 1,700 metres, and drivers on Highway 97C may see some snowflakes at Pennask Summit. (Black Press file photo)
The air quality statement issued on Tuesday, Aug. 31 warned residents of smoky skies for two days. Environment Canada urged people to be mindful of the health effects of wildfire smoke and limit time spent outdoors. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Smoky skies bulletin lifted for Kelowna, Vernon; remains in place for South Okanagan

A special air quality statement still remains for the South Okanagan

The air quality statement issued on Tuesday, Aug. 31 warned residents of smoky skies for two days. Environment Canada urged people to be mindful of the health effects of wildfire smoke and limit time spent outdoors. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
A statue pictured as smoke blocks the sun in downtown Kelowna on July 27, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Smoky skies forecasted for the Okanagan Valley

Temperatures forecasted in low- to mid-20s throughout the week

A statue pictured as smoke blocks the sun in downtown Kelowna on July 27, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
(SilverStar Mountain Resort)

Light flurries descend upon parts of the Okanagan

Light flurries swept through the Okanagan connector between 6 a.m. and 8:20 a.m.

(SilverStar Mountain Resort)
Sunset Aug. 22, 2021 in Sorrento. (drcurtislov3 / Instagram)

No more extreme heat for the Okanagan-Shuswap

Environment Canada expects an unsettled weather system to hit the region Thursday evening

Sunset Aug. 22, 2021 in Sorrento. (drcurtislov3 / Instagram)
A woman walks her dog as mist rises from a water fountain in Montreal, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Record-breaking heat wave hits Quebec for the second time in August

Environment Canada issued a new heat warning noting the sweltering conditions can pose health risks for some

A woman walks her dog as mist rises from a water fountain in Montreal, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes