Old Faithful geyser

Winter solstice spectacle

Old Faithful erupts during a crisp and clear first day of winter.



It might be the first day of winter, but temperatures across B.C. are actually moving out of the negative and toward a warmer trend.

Temperatures throughout the Okanagan hovered above zero on Tuesday for the first time in weeks.

Our neighbours to the south are also enjoying a clear and crisp day where many have taken the opportunity to enjoys a wondrous natural event during today’s winter solstice.

At Yellowstone National Park, the Old Faithful geyser is erupting — it erupts about 20 times a day and makes a great spectacle during winter months.

The geyser was discovered in 1870 and named for its frequent eruptions.

When it erupts it can vary in height from 100 to 180 feet and lasts between one to five minutes.

Scientists predict approximately 14,006 litres of 95.6 C water is dispersed during eruptions.

You can check out the live stream video now by clicking here. Watch the video above to see an exception eruption earlier today.

Just Posted

Anonymous donor extends matching program for Youth Resource Centre

The program will match donations up to $200,000 until the end of February

Hedley man sentenced to 10 hours community service after shooting at car

A Hedley man who admitted shooting at a moving vehicle with a… Continue reading

Truck crashes hauling compressed gas from Princeton’s pipeline

Driver charged and highway closed for nine hours - containers did not rupture

Freezing rain, some snow forecasted for Okanagan-Similkameen-Shuswap

Environment Canada forecasting freezing rain and snow for much of the region

Summerland’s solar power array on schedule

Solar project nearing public consultation stage

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Dog dies saving B.C. family from burning home

Homeonwers safe but one pet missing, another confirmed dead following fire

Russian fighter jets collide over Sea of Japan crews eject

One plane crashed after its crew ejected safely, the other crew also ejected but they have not been found

Judge to deliver verdict in British sailor’s gang rape case

The alleged gang rape took place at a Halifax-area military base in 2015

B.C. minister fears money laundering involves billions of dollars, cites reports

The government had estimated that it was a $200-million a year operation, instead estimates now peg the problem at $1 billion annually

Heavy snowfall expected on the Coquihalla

Snowfall warning in effect for the Coquihalla Highway, from Hope to Merritt

BC Hydro scammers bilked customers out of nearly $45,000 in 2018

Nearly 2,000 people reported scams to the utility, as they continue to be more common

Windmills returns to the stage for what could be the last time

The musician took a break from music for a year to recover from his last EP

Most Read