Weather

A pedestrian makes their way through the snow in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Wild winter, drastic swings in store for Canada this year: Weather Network

In British Columbia and the Prairies, forecasters are calling for above-average snowfall levels

 

Morning mist clears over the Hope Slough at Camp River Road on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

WEATHER: Sunny skies in the forecast for Chilliwack and Abbotsford

Rain and wind expected Sunday night through Monday morning, then clear skies

 

A horse on Yale Road West in Chilliwack peeks out from its shelter at the rainy weather on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Several days of rain in forecast for Fraser Valley after single day of sunshine

According to Environment Canada, rain and showers are expected today until Wednesday

 

BC Ferries has cancelled more than a dozen sailings for Tuesday due to high winds in the forecast. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries cancels sailings to and from Vancouver Island due to adverse weather

Ferry corporation cancels 16 scheduled sailings Tuesday between Island and mainland

BC Ferries has cancelled more than a dozen sailings for Tuesday due to high winds in the forecast. (News Bulletin file photo)
Snow is possible in the higher elevations of the Fraser Valley and beyond today. (Black Press Media files)

Early wet snow possible in the higher elevations of the Fraser Valley

Onset of precipitation with falling temps will bring a risk of wet snow in areas above 300 m

Snow is possible in the higher elevations of the Fraser Valley and beyond today. (Black Press Media files)
Power may be disconnected when BC Hydro crews replace poles in the Smithers area. (BC Hydro photo)

UPDATE: 42,000 without power across Lower Mainland amid windstorm

Most outages appearing in Fraser Valley

Power may be disconnected when BC Hydro crews replace poles in the Smithers area. (BC Hydro photo)
People take in the sights and sunshine along the Vedder River Rotary Trail on March 19, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Fog, clearing and then sunshine for the Fraser Valley

If the forecasters are right Wednesday might be last sunny day to get things done outdoors

People take in the sights and sunshine along the Vedder River Rotary Trail on March 19, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Environment Canada says blue skies are returning to the Fraser Valley this week, beginning Sept. 28, 2020. The last few weeks have included both heavy smoke and rain. (Langley Advance Times files)

Sunny skies ahead for Fraser Valley this week

Rain and smoke nowhere in the forecast after weeks of weather alerts

Environment Canada says blue skies are returning to the Fraser Valley this week, beginning Sept. 28, 2020. The last few weeks have included both heavy smoke and rain. (Langley Advance Times files)
People enjoy 24-degree weather by the Vedder River on March 19, the last day of winter 2019, and on the last day of summer 2020 the forecast is sunny skies and 21 degrees Celsius. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Last day of summer should be pleasant across the Fraser Valley

With fresh air, some sunshine in the forecast nothing to complain about as fall arrives tomorrow

People enjoy 24-degree weather by the Vedder River on March 19, the last day of winter 2019, and on the last day of summer 2020 the forecast is sunny skies and 21 degrees Celsius. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. obscures the view of downtown Vancouver, at a lookout at Cypress Provincial Park, in West Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lengthy, enjoyable fall ahead for most of Canada, Weather Network predicts

In B.C., warm conditions and the threat of wildfire smoke may remain in the picture for a few more weeks

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. obscures the view of downtown Vancouver, at a lookout at Cypress Provincial Park, in West Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)

15 late summer heat records broken across B.C.

Heat advisories over, smoke bulletins still in effect

Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)
The skyline in the distance behind Oracle Park is partially visible with smoke from wildfires late Wednesday afternoon Sept. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Smoky skies expected through weekend in B.C. as 29 large wildfires burn across U.S. border

Talbott Creek, Woodbury Creek and Doctor Creek fires in B.C. also causing haze

The skyline in the distance behind Oracle Park is partially visible with smoke from wildfires late Wednesday afternoon Sept. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Blue Sky Canada Smoke Forecasting System is showing that local smoke is coming from fires in Washington, in forecast modeling from Sept. 8, 2020 (Blue Sky Canada)

Smoky Skies Alert issued for southern B.C. due to fires in Washington

Forecasting model illustrates drifting smoke hundreds of miles from fires

Blue Sky Canada Smoke Forecasting System is showing that local smoke is coming from fires in Washington, in forecast modeling from Sept. 8, 2020 (Blue Sky Canada)
A motorist and his family were trapped inside a vehicle hit by falling wires along Lougheed Highway Monday afternoon. The highway is expected to be shut down for at least another eight hours as BC Hydro repairs damaged and downed poles and wires along the section of Lougheed Highway between 240th and 272nd Street. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)

UPDATE: Family trapped as fallen wires shut down Lougheed Highway through Maple Ridge

VIDEO: Traffic is being diverted north to Dewdney Trunk Road Monday afternoon, with Hwy. 7 closed

A motorist and his family were trapped inside a vehicle hit by falling wires along Lougheed Highway Monday afternoon. The highway is expected to be shut down for at least another eight hours as BC Hydro repairs damaged and downed poles and wires along the section of Lougheed Highway between 240th and 272nd Street. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather warning for Vancouver and the Fraser Valley for Labour Day Monday, Sept. 7. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Labour Day Monday to bring heavy wind gusts to Fraser Valley

Environment Canada calls for gusty outflow winds up to 70 km/hr

Environment Canada has issued a special weather warning for Vancouver and the Fraser Valley for Labour Day Monday, Sept. 7. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
The summer rainfall of 2020 in Prince Rupert broke all precipitation records since as far back as records go, Environment Canada said. (File photo)

While some cities saw wildfires and heat, Prince Rupert saw record rainfall this summer

Prince Rupert summer rainfall is highest ever recorded

The summer rainfall of 2020 in Prince Rupert broke all precipitation records since as far back as records go, Environment Canada said. (File photo)
FILE - In this April 11, 2010, file photo, tourists walk along a ridge at Death Valley National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)

Death Valley reaches highest world temperature in more than 100 years

Temperature is just four degrees below the record set in 1913

FILE - In this April 11, 2010, file photo, tourists walk along a ridge at Death Valley National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)
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Heat warnings posted for parts of B.C. as temperature records have tumbled

The B.C. Wildfire Service reports 10 fires in the last two days

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The glowing ball in the sky is going to heat up the Fraser Valley, with temperatures in the mid-30s expected. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Environment Canada issues hot weather warning for Fraser Valley

Temperatures are expected to get into the mid 30s today, with a chance of a thunderstorm tonight

The glowing ball in the sky is going to heat up the Fraser Valley, with temperatures in the mid-30s expected. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Osoyoos was the hottest city in Canada on Tuesday (July 28) at 37.9 C, according to Environment Canada. (Pixabay Image)

Osoyoos hottest spot in Canada, summer sun sparks heat warnings across B.C. Interior

Environment Canada predicting some cities likely to reach 40 C this afternoon

Osoyoos was the hottest city in Canada on Tuesday (July 28) at 37.9 C, according to Environment Canada. (Pixabay Image)