Environment Canada weather

Okanagan Lake in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

One year after record-breaking heat, Okanagan prepares for frigid start to winter

Below-average December temperatures follow the fourth coldest November in the region’s history

 

Jennifer Toland of Eliguk Lake Lodge in the Chilcotin captured the cold perfectly in this photo taken during a similar cold snap in years’ past, like the cold weather the region is experiencing Dec. 1 2022, where Puntzi Mountain in the coldest spot in B.C. (Jennifer Toland photo)

UPDATED: Extreme cold warning issued for B.C.’s Chilcotin as temperatures plunge to nearly -40C

Icy cold, wind and chance of more snow forecast for parts of B.C.: Environment Canada

 

A snowplow works to shift snow off of a highway. Environment Canada is forecasting that much of southwestern B.C. could see snow on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Winter weather expected to strike southwestern B.C. this week

Snow forecast Tuesday night, with possibility of freezing rain in some areas Wednesday

 

The city of Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Heavy snowfall, strong winds forecasted for most of the Okanagan

Environment Canada forecasts parts of the Interior to get five to 10 cm of snow overnight

The city of Penticton. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Snow falls in Kelowna. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)

Snowfall alert for Coquihalla, Connector and Okanagan

Between 10 and 20 cm of snow is expected to fall in the region

Snow falls in Kelowna. (Jacqueline Gelineau/ Capital News)
Power lines are seen against cloudy skies near Murvale, Ont. northwest of Kingston, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. Power outages stretched into a second day for tens of thousands of BC Hydro customers, as crews continued to repair the damage caused by Friday’s fierce storms throughout British Columbia’s south coast.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Snowfall warnings span B.C.’s southern Interior, power mostly back on after storm

10 to 15 cm expected in Interior communities, potential for more along mountain passes

Power lines are seen against cloudy skies near Murvale, Ont. northwest of Kingston, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. Power outages stretched into a second day for tens of thousands of BC Hydro customers, as crews continued to repair the damage caused by Friday’s fierce storms throughout British Columbia’s south coast.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
This was the golf course hill in Twin Lakes on Friday after more than 25 cm fell. South Okanagan is expecting more of the same amounts of snow Sunday night into Monday morning’s commute. (Rob Conti Facebook)

Heavy snowfall warning could bring 25 cm to South Okanagan

Snow is already falling Sunday morning but the heavy stuff will fall at night

This was the golf course hill in Twin Lakes on Friday after more than 25 cm fell. South Okanagan is expecting more of the same amounts of snow Sunday night into Monday morning’s commute. (Rob Conti Facebook)
Power lines are seen against cloudy skies near Murvale, Ont. northwest of Kingston, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. Power outages stretched into a second day for tens of thousands of BC Hydro customers, as crews continued to repair the damage caused by Friday’s fierce storms throughout British Columbia’s south coast.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Thousands remain without power after B.C. windstorm, snow in the forecast

Parts of Metro Vancouver could see some wet snow, Environment Canada says

Power lines are seen against cloudy skies near Murvale, Ont. northwest of Kingston, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. Power outages stretched into a second day for tens of thousands of BC Hydro customers, as crews continued to repair the damage caused by Friday’s fierce storms throughout British Columbia’s south coast.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Hwy 93/95 roundabout, at Radium Hot Springs, looking eastbound on Hwy 93.

Travel advisories in effect due to heavy snow on Highway 1, 95 and 93

Travel is not advised on most B.C. Interior highways at this time

Hwy 93/95 roundabout, at Radium Hot Springs, looking eastbound on Hwy 93.
Challenging winter conditions are affecting multiple routes throughout the province. (Michael Briones file photo)

Highway 33 near Big White closed due to collision

Highway 33 is just one of the latest roads to close due to winter conditions

Challenging winter conditions are affecting multiple routes throughout the province. (Michael Briones file photo)
Highway 97 road conditions Nov. 3 at about 7:50 p.m. (Facebook)

UPDATE: Highway 3 and Highway 5A now open

Highway 3 is closed near Princeton

Highway 97 road conditions Nov. 3 at about 7:50 p.m. (Facebook)
Snow is forecast to land in northern communities and along southern mountain passes beginning Nov. 3, according to Environment Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rainfall, snow warnings promise poor driving conditions for much of B.C.

Season’s first real snowfall expected in northern communities and southern mountain passes

Snow is forecast to land in northern communities and along southern mountain passes beginning Nov. 3, according to Environment Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)
File photo of Hwy 5, southbound at Zopkios Rest Area, near the Coquihalla Summit, looking northeast. (Photo/DriveBC)

Snowfall warning for Coquihalla, Connector and Hwy 3

Environment Canada is forecasting between 15 and 20 cm of snow

File photo of Hwy 5, southbound at Zopkios Rest Area, near the Coquihalla Summit, looking northeast. (Photo/DriveBC)
(Phil McLachlan - Capital News - FILE)

Warmest October ever in the Okanagan but temperatures now expected to drop: Expert

Average temperatures in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon will drop below zero by Monday night, Nov. 7

(Phil McLachlan - Capital News - FILE)
Environment Canada says atmospheric rivers on B.C.’s coast will have an impact on wind levels in the Interior. Kelowna YLW Airport is pictured. (Black Press File photo)

Atmospheric river from B.C.’s coast brings strong winds to the Interior

‘In the valley, it’s about the wind more than anything,’ Environment Canada meteorologists say

Environment Canada says atmospheric rivers on B.C.’s coast will have an impact on wind levels in the Interior. Kelowna YLW Airport is pictured. (Black Press File photo)
The iconic Peach looked more like a pumpkin on Halloween in 2020. (Jesse Day)

Snow on Halloween? Maybe, but ‘seasonal’ temperature drop is coming to the Okanagan

Cooler temperatures on their way but no major snowfalls in the near forecast

The iconic Peach looked more like a pumpkin on Halloween in 2020. (Jesse Day)
Environment Canada has issued rainfall and wind warnings for numerous parts of the province Oct. 27, 2022. (Image courtesy of Environment Canada)

Rainfall, wind warnings issued for much of B.C.

Trees more likely to snap, topple this storm season due to drought conditions

Environment Canada has issued rainfall and wind warnings for numerous parts of the province Oct. 27, 2022. (Image courtesy of Environment Canada)
Coquihalla Highway, Friday Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. (Hayley Grosch/ Facebook)

Special weather statement: Snow hits B.C. Interior Highways

Environment Canada is warning drivers to prepare for snow on mountain passes

Coquihalla Highway, Friday Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. (Hayley Grosch/ Facebook)
Wildfire smoke from parts of B.C. and Washington could potentially come to the Okanagan Valley this week, according to Environment Canada. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Unseasonal wildfires in B.C., Washington state bring smoky skies to the Okanagan

Seasonal temperatures forecasted for the first time this fall, later this week

Wildfire smoke from parts of B.C. and Washington could potentially come to the Okanagan Valley this week, according to Environment Canada. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Fall in Kelowna, B.C. Joined by Penticton and Summerland, the city set an all-time heat record for the day of Oct. 11 this Thanksgiving. (Contributed)

Penticton, Kelowna and Summerland break 30-year heat records on Thanksgiving Day

Parts B.C’s Interior experienced ‘unseasonably warm temperatures’ on Monday, Oct. 11

Fall in Kelowna, B.C. Joined by Penticton and Summerland, the city set an all-time heat record for the day of Oct. 11 this Thanksgiving. (Contributed)