Environment Canada weather

Lundquist suggests checking drivebc.ca before heading out, to ensure safe highway conditions (DriveBC)

No risk of flooding in Central Okanagan as temperatures rise

Doug Lundquist is not concerned about the rain or forecasted weather in the Okanagan

 

Snowfall warning continues across the region. (Jen Zielinski/ Black Press Media)

More snow on the way for Okanagan-Shuswap

The snowfall warning continues across the region

 

Kelowna not only had its driest year on record in 2021 but also had its third-warmest year ever. (Aaron Hemens - Black Press Media)

2021 was Kelowna’s driest year ever: Environment Canada

Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton all saw their precipitation numbers cut in half for the entire year

 

Ice jellyfish and geese on Okanagan Lake (José Salmerón)

‘Ice jellyfish’ spotted around Okanagan Lake

Unusual weather creates strange ice formations

Ice jellyfish and geese on Okanagan Lake (José Salmerón)
Flooding at the Rodney Hobson Karate Academy in Rutland. (GoFundMe)

Pipes burst, water flows at businesses around Kelowna

Kelowna businesses have been impacted by flooding caused by burst pipes

Flooding at the Rodney Hobson Karate Academy in Rutland. (GoFundMe)
The weekend in Penticton kicked off an unexpected snowfall (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Snow and more below-normal temperatures on its way to the Okanagan: Environment Canada

The first week of the new year will feature temperatures with highs of -6 C in Kelowna and Penticton

The weekend in Penticton kicked off an unexpected snowfall (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
2nd Ave in Fernie almost completely empty on Christmas day. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Okanagan’s extreme weather patterns difficult to escape, meteorologist says

Kelowna recorded a well-below normal -24 C temperature on Wednesday (Dec. 29)

2nd Ave in Fernie almost completely empty on Christmas day. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
The RDOS issued a potential ice jam warning on area rivers, including the Similkameen River on Wednesday morning. (Photo issued by the RDOS’ EOC Director)

Ice jams could cause Similkameen River to rise

The district said that water levels can rise over minutes or hours during an ice jam

The RDOS issued a potential ice jam warning on area rivers, including the Similkameen River on Wednesday morning. (Photo issued by the RDOS’ EOC Director)
Extreme cold weather warnings continue across Western Canada, with ski hills forced to close in both Edmonton and Calgary. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Extreme cold: Record-breaking temperatures recorded in the Okanagan

Summerland, Osoyoos and Penticton set new daily minimums on Monday (Dec. 27)

Extreme cold weather warnings continue across Western Canada, with ski hills forced to close in both Edmonton and Calgary. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
It will be a chilly end to 2021, according to the gang at Environment Canada. (Photo submitted)

Cold end to 2021 in southern Interior

After a white Christmas, the week before the New Year will be a frosty one

It will be a chilly end to 2021, according to the gang at Environment Canada. (Photo submitted)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Okanagan.

Snowfall warning for the Central and South Okanagan

10 to 15 cm is expected overnight

Crystal Schick/Yukon News Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Okanagan.
The final three days of June of 2021 in B.C. were record-setting, with temperatures reaching highs of 45-49 C in some parts of the province. (Contributed)

Meteorologist looks back at extreme heat in June: ‘Worst weather event of my career’

The final days of June in 2021 were record-setting in not only Kelowna but the rest of the Okanagan

The final three days of June of 2021 in B.C. were record-setting, with temperatures reaching highs of 45-49 C in some parts of the province. (Contributed)
Winter in the Okanagan is expected to be ‘colder than usual’, according to Environment Canada experts. (Contributed)

Colder than usual weather in the Okanagan no surprise: Environment Canada

Cities across the Okanagan are shattering their all-time averages during the week before Christmas

Winter in the Okanagan is expected to be ‘colder than usual’, according to Environment Canada experts. (Contributed)
Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass, as well as Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt will see intense bands of snow of up to 15 centimetres. Black Press File Photo.

Potential overnight snowfall across B.C. Interior

10 to 15 cm of snow to accumulate on mountain passes by Tuesday morning

Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass, as well as Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt will see intense bands of snow of up to 15 centimetres. Black Press File Photo.
The wind whips up the hair of a pedestrian on a chilly winter day. (File photo)

Windy weather warning: Gusts of up to 80 km/h predicted to hit Okanagan, Shuswap

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Dec. 10

The wind whips up the hair of a pedestrian on a chilly winter day. (File photo)
Snowy streets of downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips/ Penticton Western News)

Okanagan-Shuswap could see up to 10 cm of snow

Environment Canada is calling for between 5 and 10 cm of snow for Monday

Snowy streets of downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips/ Penticton Western News)
With the arrival of December, Environment Canada officially observes the start of winter. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

This winter in the Okanagan is the hardest ever to predict, meteorologist says

To kick off the month of December, cities in the Okanagan set national heat records

With the arrival of December, Environment Canada officially observes the start of winter. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Two moms and eight kids aged five to 15 took advantage of the record-setting temperature Wednesday, Dec. 1, to take a dip in Kal Lake. (Contributed)

Warm North Okanagan weather results in December lake dip

Two moms, eight kids use beauty day to go for brief swim and pier jump in Coldstream’s Kal Lake

Two moms and eight kids aged five to 15 took advantage of the record-setting temperature Wednesday, Dec. 1, to take a dip in Kal Lake. (Contributed)
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

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)
Flooding on Highway 1 looking eastbound is seen in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Officials in a small city near the Canada border are calling the damage devastating after a storm that dumped rain for days caused flooding and mudslides. City officials in Sumas, Washington said Tuesday that hundreds of people had been evacuated and estimated that 75% of homes had water damage. Just over the border, residents in about 1,100 rural homes in Abbotsford were told to evacuate as waterways started to rise quickly. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

As the Coast experiences wettest fall ever, Okanagan sees normal rainfall

Cities across the Okanagan saw rainfall considered to be average, meteorologist says

Flooding on Highway 1 looking eastbound is seen in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Officials in a small city near the Canada border are calling the damage devastating after a storm that dumped rain for days caused flooding and mudslides. City officials in Sumas, Washington said Tuesday that hundreds of people had been evacuated and estimated that 75% of homes had water damage. Just over the border, residents in about 1,100 rural homes in Abbotsford were told to evacuate as waterways started to rise quickly. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)