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Lightning strikes over Vernon Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon videographer captures thunderstorm

See the ‘best bits’ of Saturday’s storm

Lightning strikes over Vernon Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Shuswap and Okanagan regions. (Stock photo)

Strong thunderstorms expected for Shuswap, Okanagan this weekend

Environment Canada meterologist also warns of heavy wind, rain and a potential for flooding

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Shuswap and Okanagan regions. (Stock photo)
South Okanagan residents can expect a rainy week ahead. (File photo)

Environment Canada predicts rain and cold temperatures to hit South Okanagan

Environment Canada forecasts temperatures below the seasonal average with chances of rain

South Okanagan residents can expect a rainy week ahead. (File photo)
Darren Robinson captured photos of the pink and blue skies at sunset on May 12, 2020, and shared them to the Enderby Facebook group. (Darren Robinson - Facebook)

WATCH: North Okanagan treated to cotton-candy skies

Special weather alert last night brought extra special sunsets to region

Darren Robinson captured photos of the pink and blue skies at sunset on May 12, 2020, and shared them to the Enderby Facebook group. (Darren Robinson - Facebook)
A special weather statement is in effect for most of the Okanagan with heaviest precipitation expected east of Okanagan Lake Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Rainfall ranging from 5 mm to upwards of 30 mm in areas is called for. (File photo)

Heavy downpours expected to hit hardest east of Okanagan Lake

Rainfalls ranging from 5 mm to upwards of 30 mm called for by Environment Canada

A special weather statement is in effect for most of the Okanagan with heaviest precipitation expected east of Okanagan Lake Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Rainfall ranging from 5 mm to upwards of 30 mm in areas is called for. (File photo)
People sun themselves at Kitsilano Beach as temperatures reached highs into the 20s according to Environment Canada, in Vancouver, on Saturday, May 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Many B.C. communities hit record high temperatures just before COVID rules relax

Hotter weather has led to concerns about physical distancing

People sun themselves at Kitsilano Beach as temperatures reached highs into the 20s according to Environment Canada, in Vancouver, on Saturday, May 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Weather dumps belated April Fool’s joke on Okanagan

Weather dumps belated April Fool’s joke on Okanagan

Snow surprised many Friday, April 3

Weather dumps belated April Fool’s joke on Okanagan
RCMP respond to multiple vehicle collisions near Salmon Arm

RCMP respond to multiple vehicle collisions near Salmon Arm

Traffic on Highway 1 may be disrupted March 11 as crews recover a crashed semi

RCMP respond to multiple vehicle collisions near Salmon Arm
(File photo)

Snow warning for Coquihalla Highway, 15-20 cm expected

Fraser Canyon to expect winds of 60-90 km/h

(File photo)
Snowfall warning for Revelstoke

Snowfall warning for Revelstoke

Up to 25 cm expected

Snowfall warning for Revelstoke
Icicles form along the tree branches as the rough waves crash into shore at Coronation Park in Toronto on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Canadians can expect average temperatures this fall that will give way to a cold winter in central and eastern parts of the country, according to The Weather Network.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Groundhogs got it wrong: spring isn’t coming soon, Weather Network says

The only part of B.C. to warm up early will be Victoria

Icicles form along the tree branches as the rough waves crash into shore at Coronation Park in Toronto on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Canadians can expect average temperatures this fall that will give way to a cold winter in central and eastern parts of the country, according to The Weather Network.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Expect mild temperatures for rest of winter in South Okanagan
Expect mild temperatures for rest of winter in South Okanagan
Environment Canada is warning road users of heavy snowfall between Hope and Merritt on Friday, Feb. 7. 2020. (File photo)

Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for Coquihalla

20 to 25 centimetres of snow expected

Environment Canada is warning road users of heavy snowfall between Hope and Merritt on Friday, Feb. 7. 2020. (File photo)
The warning was put into effect at 6:21 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5. (Contributed)

Snowfall warning in effect for Okanagan and Similkameen

The South Okanagan is expected to receive 10 to 15 cm today

The warning was put into effect at 6:21 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5. (Contributed)
Vernon Fire Rescue was called to Mount Robson Place Saturday afternoon after mud and water began sloughing off the hillside, causing concern for some of the homes in the area. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Residents return home after mudslide in Vernon

Six townhomes were affected by a small mudslide Saturday

Vernon Fire Rescue was called to Mount Robson Place Saturday afternoon after mud and water began sloughing off the hillside, causing concern for some of the homes in the area. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Unique ice waves glistened in the setting sun near Woods Lake’s shore at Oyama. (District of Lake Country Photo)

Video: Ice waves make for beautiful evening in Lake Country

Melting ice and high winds put on a show near Oyama

Unique ice waves glistened in the setting sun near Woods Lake’s shore at Oyama. (District of Lake Country Photo)
Some parts of the North Okanagan and Shuswap are still without power following heavy winds on Feb. 1. (Kelly Hopkins - Facebook)

Crews make good progress restoring power after North Okanagan and Shuswap windstorm

The Feb. 1 windstorm downed powerlines and felled trees.

Some parts of the North Okanagan and Shuswap are still without power following heavy winds on Feb. 1. (Kelly Hopkins - Facebook)
Ontario Premier Doug Ford checks out Wiarton Willie Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 in Wiarton, Ont. with MPP Bill Walker laughing over his shoulder. Willie did not see his shadow and predicts an early spring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ball

Canadian groundhogs divided on winter weather predictions

One groundhog saw his shadow but two others didn’t

Ontario Premier Doug Ford checks out Wiarton Willie Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 in Wiarton, Ont. with MPP Bill Walker laughing over his shoulder. Willie did not see his shadow and predicts an early spring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ball
The remains of Hemlock Valley road, pictured Saturday afternoon Families and employees are stranded at the Sasquatch Mountain resort as a result of a landslide Saturday morning. (Zandy Modeste/Contributed)

Hundreds stranded at ski hill in Fraser Valley after heavy rain, landslide

Sasquatch Mountain Resort halts everything until road crews can assess extent of slide

The remains of Hemlock Valley road, pictured Saturday afternoon Families and employees are stranded at the Sasquatch Mountain resort as a result of a landslide Saturday morning. (Zandy Modeste/Contributed)
Submitted photo of Russell Farms Market near Crofton on Vancouver Island on Feb. 1, 2020. (Amanda Costin photo)
Submitted photo of Russell Farms Market near Crofton on Vancouver Island on Feb. 1, 2020. (Amanda Costin photo)