Weather

In 2017, severe spring flooding affected the shore of Okanagan Lake. This year, while the snowpack is lower than normal, the risk of flooding still remains. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Time to plan for weather extremes

Record-breaking heat, flooding, wildfires and other events have caused destruction throughout B.C.

  • May 18, 2022

 

Highway 1, near Parks Headquarters at Glacier National Park, 72 km east of Revelstoke, looking east. (DriveBC)

Special weather statement in effect for Highway 1 at Rogers Pass

Frontal system moving across B.C. will give spring snow to Rogers Pass

 

Strong wind and swelling waves are seen during a storm in Victoria, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.Heavy rain and gusty winds are forecast for several parts of British Columbia as winter melts into spring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

UPDATE: Environment Canada warns of windstorm, huge waves, deep snow for parts of B.C.

Up to 100 mm of rain and strong winds in the forecast for parts of British Columbia

 

(B.C. Transportation)

Special weather statement in effect for Coquihalla Highway

20-40 centimetres is expected from Sunday night to Tuesday

(B.C. Transportation)
A cyclist crosses Humber Bay Arch Bridge during sunrise in Toronto on Friday, November 5, 2021. Canadians should be patient this spring as a “temperature rollercoaster” is expected across the country in the coming weeks, according to predictions from a prominent national forecaster.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

Canada expected to see ‘temperature roller-coaster’ this spring

Weather Network says expect to see tastes of spring, but a number of weeks to go before winter fades

A cyclist crosses Humber Bay Arch Bridge during sunrise in Toronto on Friday, November 5, 2021. Canadians should be patient this spring as a “temperature rollercoaster” is expected across the country in the coming weeks, according to predictions from a prominent national forecaster.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Cendrine Browne of Saint-Jerome, Que., competes in the women’s sprint free qualifications at the Zhangjiakou National Cross-Country Skiing Centre during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Frigid Beijing-area temperatures ramp up efforts by cold-tested Olympians to keep warm

Snow might be hard to come by, but icy temperatures, bone-chilling winds put winter in the games

Cendrine Browne of Saint-Jerome, Que., competes in the women’s sprint free qualifications at the Zhangjiakou National Cross-Country Skiing Centre during the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, in Zhangjiakou, China, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Okanagan Okie the (stuffed) groundhog was at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre to mark the centre’s fist Groundhog Day celebration Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Okanagan Okie marks first Groundhog Day

With all the real marmots hibernating, Okie the stuffed groundhog was there to make the weather prediction

Okanagan Okie the (stuffed) groundhog was at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre to mark the centre’s fist Groundhog Day celebration Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Shubenacadie Sam looks around after emerging from his burrow at the wildlife park in Shubenacadie, N.S. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Shubenacadie Sam looks around after emerging from his burrow at the wildlife park in Shubenacadie, N.S. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Snow falls on Boston Common, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in Boston. Forecasters watched closely for new snowfall records, especially in Boston, where the heaviest snow was expected late Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

After the blizzard, the big chill as U.S. East Coast digs out

Gusty winds and falling temperatures plunged the East Coast into a deep…

Snow falls on Boston Common, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in Boston. Forecasters watched closely for new snowfall records, especially in Boston, where the heaviest snow was expected late Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A woman with an umbrella walks during a snowfall in Agios Steganos, north of Athens, on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. The wave of bad weather hitting Greece is forecast to continue through Tuesday, and has seen snow falling even on some islands. Authorities have warned the public to avoid all but essential outdoor movement, and several major roads and highways are passable only with snow chains. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Snow blankets Athens, Greek islands and Istanbul

Temperatures reached -17 C in eastern Albania as storm, named Elpida hits Mediterranean

A woman with an umbrella walks during a snowfall in Agios Steganos, north of Athens, on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. The wave of bad weather hitting Greece is forecast to continue through Tuesday, and has seen snow falling even on some islands. Authorities have warned the public to avoid all but essential outdoor movement, and several major roads and highways are passable only with snow chains. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory for a large portion of the southern Interior Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (Pixabay photo)

Foggy weekend ahead in Shuswap, Okanagan

Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory for most of the southern Interior Friday

Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory for a large portion of the southern Interior Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (Pixabay photo)
The Okanagan is expecting a lot of sunshine over the next week (Photo - Landon Hemmes)

Above average temperatures expected in Okanagan-Shuswap

While other parts of Canada deal with severe winter weather, B.C. Interior to enjoy the sun

The Okanagan is expecting a lot of sunshine over the next week (Photo - Landon Hemmes)
A man delivers fliers to homes during a winter snowstorm in Montreal on Monday, January 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A man delivers fliers to homes during a winter snowstorm in Montreal on Monday, January 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Rain and weather warnings have been lifted across British Columbia although some stream advisories remain. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rainstorms slink out of B.C., leaving few effects

Avalanche Canada cut danger ratings but cautioned warmth and rain has weakened snow packs

Rain and weather warnings have been lifted across British Columbia although some stream advisories remain. (Black Press Media file photo)
Traffic moves along highway 1 as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, November 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. residents urged to brace for heavy rains, snowmelt leading to possible flooding

Snowmelt combined with rainy weather ahead could lead to flooding

Traffic moves along highway 1 as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Burnaby, B.C., Tuesday, November 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A person wearing a face mask carries an umbrella as rain falls while walking past the snow-covered square outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver, on Thursday, January 6, 2022. The agency that monitors British Columbia’s waterways is warning of “minor to significant flooding” on B.C.’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island as warming temperatures and persistent rain melt heavy snow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Heavy rain, rising temperatures could mean floods on Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

Storms carrying threat still days away, exact location and intensity of concerns still unclear

A person wearing a face mask carries an umbrella as rain falls while walking past the snow-covered square outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver, on Thursday, January 6, 2022. The agency that monitors British Columbia’s waterways is warning of “minor to significant flooding” on B.C.’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island as warming temperatures and persistent rain melt heavy snow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People skate under the snow-covered dome roof at the Robson Square ice rink as rain falls in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Weather warnings blanket most of northern British Columbia as a Pacific frontal system brings heavy snow and extreme cold, however conditions are less severe further south. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Environment Canada warns of rapidly changing conditions amid B.C. winter storms

Environment Canada says the system will spread heavy snow northeastward across the region

People skate under the snow-covered dome roof at the Robson Square ice rink as rain falls in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Weather warnings blanket most of northern British Columbia as a Pacific frontal system brings heavy snow and extreme cold, however conditions are less severe further south. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ice floes build up on the Fraser River as people walk along the waterfront in New Westminster, B.C., on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Snow covers southern B.C., rain and freezing rain to come, as cold still grips north

Weather office expects as much as 50 millimetres of rain over the inner south coast through Friday

Ice floes build up on the Fraser River as people walk along the waterfront in New Westminster, B.C., on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The first hockey game in many years took place on the outdoor rink in Barriere, Dec.24, 2021. (Lisa Dredge photo)

Southern B.C. braces for heavy snow as northern region endures bone-chilling cold

Mountain passes across Vancouver Island and throughout southern B.C. could see up to 40 centimetres

The first hockey game in many years took place on the outdoor rink in Barriere, Dec.24, 2021. (Lisa Dredge photo)
Jackson Mint enjoys frozen Shuswap Lake on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 after having moved to Salmon Arm in the summer. (Marika Mint photo)

First winter in Salmon Arm brings joy to former Lower Mainland residents

Young hockey player thrilled with frozen rink on Shuswap Lake

Jackson Mint enjoys frozen Shuswap Lake on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 after having moved to Salmon Arm in the summer. (Marika Mint photo)