Severe weather

Cold spell in forecast could bring icy windshields. (Pixabay)

‘Major shift’ from milder January temperatures to cold spell in forecast for Lower Mainland

‘Temperatures expected to be 5 to 10 degrees below normal,’ says special weather statement

 

Heavy snow developed overnight over the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt, and more expected Tuesday (Jan. 24), warns Environment Canada. (Pexels/Pixabay photo)

Snowfall warning for the Coquihalla from Hope to Merritt

Heavy snow fell overnight in some areas totalling 20 to 30 cm, more to come

 

Flood watches are up for several regions of Vancouver Island and the inner south coast as another day of heavy rain, combined with snowmelt and a leap in freezing levels, could push some southwestern British Columbia waterways over their banks. People walk along the seawall as rain falls in downtown Vancouver, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Rain, unseasonable warmth, unstable snowpack, raise flood, avalanche concerns in B.C.

Some south coast rivers and streams could exceed levels seen only every five years

 

A pedestrian uses an umbrella to shield themselves from the heavy rain as they walk along the shore of the harbour in Vancouver Tuesday, January 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A pedestrian uses an umbrella to shield themselves from the heavy rain as they walk along the shore of the harbour in Vancouver Tuesday, January 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A rainfall warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver, and the Fraser Valley. (Black Press files)

Heavy rainfall warning for the Lower Mainland and beyond Thursday

Environment Canada estimates 50 to 100 millimetres could fall before rain eases up Friday

A rainfall warning is in effect for Metro Vancouver, and the Fraser Valley. (Black Press files)
A tree collapsed and ripped up the sidewalk damaging a home in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. The weather service’s Sacramento office said the region should brace for an even more powerful storm system to move in late Sunday and early Monday. “Widespread power outages, downed trees and difficult driving conditions will be possible,” the office said on Twitter. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)

Everyone in California’s Montecito ordered out amid deluge

Tens of thousands without power, as death count related to the storms climbed from 12 to 14

A tree collapsed and ripped up the sidewalk damaging a home in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. The weather service’s Sacramento office said the region should brace for an even more powerful storm system to move in late Sunday and early Monday. “Widespread power outages, downed trees and difficult driving conditions will be possible,” the office said on Twitter. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
The canopy of gas station, toppled by strong winds, rests at an angle, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, in South San Francisco. Another winter storm moved into California on Wednesday, walloping the northern part of the state with more rain and snow. It’s the second major storm of the week in the parched state. It follows storms that brought threats of flash flooding and severe thunderstorms across the southern U.S. and heavy snow in the upper Midwest. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)

‘Bomb cyclone’ brings damaging winds, rain to California

Officials had ordered evacuations in a high-risk coastal areas Wednesday

The canopy of gas station, toppled by strong winds, rests at an angle, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, in South San Francisco. Another winter storm moved into California on Wednesday, walloping the northern part of the state with more rain and snow. It’s the second major storm of the week in the parched state. It follows storms that brought threats of flash flooding and severe thunderstorms across the southern U.S. and heavy snow in the upper Midwest. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
Katrina Hosley is covered in a crust of snow as she uses her snowblower for the fourth time in one morning during a snowstorm in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.(Erin Woodiel/The Argus Leader via AP)

California braces for rain, winds, flooding amid emergency

Ice and heavy snow has taken a toll in American midwest as the New Year opens

Katrina Hosley is covered in a crust of snow as she uses her snowblower for the fourth time in one morning during a snowstorm in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.(Erin Woodiel/The Argus Leader via AP)
A person jogs along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. One extreme weather expert says the current spell of mild winter temperatures felt in Ontario are becoming more frequent across Canada due to climate change. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Climate change causing more frequent warm winter temperatures: extreme weather expert

Destabilization of polar vortex caused by global warming contributing to extreme temperatures

A person jogs along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. One extreme weather expert says the current spell of mild winter temperatures felt in Ontario are becoming more frequent across Canada due to climate change. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
A coat of fresh snow is seen on a mountain the morning after a winter storm pelted the region with a large amount of snow, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

California snowpack off to great start amid severe drought

Past 3 years in California have been the driest ever recorded

A coat of fresh snow is seen on a mountain the morning after a winter storm pelted the region with a large amount of snow, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
A man embraces a surge of wind as he walks across a frozen Lake Saint-Louis in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Thousands of Canadians remain in the dark days after fierce storms knock out power

Christmas Eve train derailment continues to wreak havoc on holiday travel plans

A man embraces a surge of wind as he walks across a frozen Lake Saint-Louis in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Needle Peek on Dec. 30, 2018. (Avalanche Canada/Submitted)

Winter storm brings avalanche warning to Highways 1 and 3 out of Hope

Province says crews are monitoring after heavy snowfall and drivers need to be aware of risk

Needle Peek on Dec. 30, 2018. (Avalanche Canada/Submitted)
An Air Canada aircraft taxis at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. A major winter storm is bearing down on Ontario and Quebec, with residents being warned to reconsider travel plans as conditions could get hazardous.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Hundreds of thousands without power in Ontario, Quebec amid major winter storm

‘Temperatures plunge rapidly below zero, roads freeze, icy conditions develop and bad stuff happens’

An Air Canada aircraft taxis at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. A major winter storm is bearing down on Ontario and Quebec, with residents being warned to reconsider travel plans as conditions could get hazardous.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A man wearing a Canadian flag stands in the middle of a snow-covered road while he waits for the bus in North Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Vancouver and the lower mainland have been hit with cold temperatures and snow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

UPDATED: Frigid temperatures ease, but snow, freezing rain, floods bring new risks to B.C.

A travel nightmare before Christmas in Vancouver, extreme cold warnings persist for other parts B.C.

A man wearing a Canadian flag stands in the middle of a snow-covered road while he waits for the bus in North Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Vancouver and the lower mainland have been hit with cold temperatures and snow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Kelowna International Airport. (Black Press file photo)

Holiday travelling woes hopefully waned with shuttle between Kelowna/Vancouver airports

Kelowna Airport has partnered with Cheers! Okanagan Tours

Kelowna International Airport. (Black Press file photo)
Transportation has come to a halt across the southwestern region of the province on Friday. (Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror.)

UPDATE: Post office closed due to weather, bus service in Hope among cancelled transportation services

Ferries, airplanes, highways all affected as snow packs punch across the southern part of province

Transportation has come to a halt across the southwestern region of the province on Friday. (Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror.)
The Coquihalla Highway at the summit as of 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 23. The highway is now open as of 10 a.m. following car crashes and ice scrapping. (DriveBC)
The Coquihalla Highway at the summit as of 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 23. The highway is now open as of 10 a.m. following car crashes and ice scrapping. (DriveBC)
An Air Canada aircraft taxis at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. A major winter storm is bearing down on Ontario and Quebec, with residents being warned to reconsider travel plans as conditions could get hazardous.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Environment Canada warns of once-in-decade storm as Ontario, Quebec brace for impact

Region expecting strong winds, heavy snowfall and possible flash freezing

An Air Canada aircraft taxis at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. A major winter storm is bearing down on Ontario and Quebec, with residents being warned to reconsider travel plans as conditions could get hazardous.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An Air Canada aircraft is de-iced at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. A major winter storm bearing down on Toronto is adding to the calamity in Canadian airports already plagued by flight cancellations and delays set off early this week by heavy snow in Vancouver.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Messy Christmas for travellers as more storms bear down on Ontario, B.C.

Threat of another round of weather chaos hangs over travellers struggling to return to loved ones

An Air Canada aircraft is de-iced at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. A major winter storm bearing down on Toronto is adding to the calamity in Canadian airports already plagued by flight cancellations and delays set off early this week by heavy snow in Vancouver.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A motorist with snow on their car drives in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. Warmer weather is set to arrive in parts of British Columbia by Christmas Eve but forecasters warn it’s going to get messy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Warm-up on horizon for southern B.C., but not before more snow, ice, freezing rain

Warmer weather is set to arrive in southern British Columbia by Christmas…

A motorist with snow on their car drives in Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022. Warmer weather is set to arrive in parts of British Columbia by Christmas Eve but forecasters warn it’s going to get messy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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