Environment Canada weather

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
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

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)
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

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)
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)
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)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Snow descends on parts of the Okanagan Connector

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

(Black Press Media file photo)
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)
(DriveBC)

Light flurries descend upon parts of the Okanagan

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

(DriveBC)