Environment Canada weather

Lightning strikes in Kelowna on Aug. 11. (Landon Hemmes- Instagram)

Thunderstruck: Recent lightning storms in the Okanagan ‘significant’ and ‘notable’

Chance of thunderstorms remain in the forecast through Saturday

 

Vanessa Kizyma

Video: Okanagan sky lights up after thunderstorm

A thunderstorm brought lightning to the area on Aug. 10

 

Thunderstorms could hit the Okanagan. (Pixabay)

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for the Okanagan, Shuswap

Potential storm is capable of producing strong wind gusts and rain

 

Small hand ignitions along Sheep Creek, Aug. 7. (BCWS)

Smoky skies bulletin issued for the South Okanagan due to wildfire

Environment Canada issued a new notice for the region on Wednesday

Small hand ignitions along Sheep Creek, Aug. 7. (BCWS)
Heavy downpours and thunderstorms are expected for the Okanagan Valley on June 27. (Pixabay image)

Okanagan to experience common, yet ‘dangerous’ summertime weather pattern

Chance of thunderstorms in the forecast across the region starting Thursday

Heavy downpours and thunderstorms are expected for the Okanagan Valley on June 27. (Pixabay image)
The Keremeos Creek wildfire near the community of Apex has grown to be an estimated 150 hectares. Green Mountain Road is closed, but Highway 3A is open. (Photo- Keremeos Communities News Facebook)

Smokey skies bulletin issued for South Okanagan amid Keremeos Creek wildfire

Environment Canada posted an air quality statement on Saturday afternoon

The Keremeos Creek wildfire near the community of Apex has grown to be an estimated 150 hectares. Green Mountain Road is closed, but Highway 3A is open. (Photo- Keremeos Communities News Facebook)
A 2021 file photo shows smokey skies in Williams Lake. Much of B.C. is under heat warnings for the final week of July 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski/Williams Lake Tribune)

Heat warnings issued across B.C. as highs threaten to hit 40 C

Temperatures expected to peak from Wednesday to Friday

A 2021 file photo shows smokey skies in Williams Lake. Much of B.C. is under heat warnings for the final week of July 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski/Williams Lake Tribune)
Skaha Beach in Penticton. (John Arendt - Black Press)

‘We learned a lot last year’: Public urged to be prepared for heat wave in Penticton

The city has seven publically accessible water stations and two dog park taps

Skaha Beach in Penticton. (John Arendt - Black Press)
Put on some sunglasses, the sun is blazing this week (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Slather on some sunscreen, the sun is shining on the Okanagan

The UV index is very high Monday, July 11

Put on some sunglasses, the sun is blazing this week (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A flash flood on Monday, July 4 caused roads like Main Street to flood in Penticton. (Dora Nelson Facebook)

‘1 in 10-year event’: Experts react to severe flash rain events in the Okanagan

‘We’re not out of the woods yet. There’s another storm coming on Thursday,’ says Doug Lundquist

A flash flood on Monday, July 4 caused roads like Main Street to flood in Penticton. (Dora Nelson Facebook)
FILE- B.C. likely would have set several temperature records over the June 25/26 weekend, if it wasn’t for the unprecedented ones reached the year before during 2021’s heat dome, according to Environment Canada. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)

B.C.’s weekend heat wave may have set records, if it wasn’t for the 2021 heat dome

Daytime highs were well above average June 25 and 26, but nowhere near those seen last year

FILE- B.C. likely would have set several temperature records over the June 25/26 weekend, if it wasn’t for the unprecedented ones reached the year before during 2021’s heat dome, according to Environment Canada. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
Environment Canada issued a heat warning on June 26 for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the North Coast. (File photo by Black Press News Services)

Rising temperatures trigger heat warning for several parts of B.C.

Daytime highs to hit low-to-mid 30s in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, North Coast

Environment Canada issued a heat warning on June 26 for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the North Coast. (File photo by Black Press News Services)
A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada. Black Press Media file photo

Arrival of summer’s first hot weather sparks special weather statement for much of B.C.

Temperatures expected to reach mid 30Cs in much of the province by Sunday

A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada. Black Press Media file photo
This was Okanagan Lake levels on Sunday, June 19. If the hot weather arrives, experts are predicting a rapid snow melt. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Rapid snowmelt expected in Penticton after sudden heat hits city

The city’s emergency operations centre is continuing to monitor Okanagan Lake water levels

This was Okanagan Lake levels on Sunday, June 19. If the hot weather arrives, experts are predicting a rapid snow melt. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Rain is expected in the Okanagan Valley (Pixabay photo)

Ready your umbrellas for Okanagan-Shuswap special weather statement

Wet weather is expected over the next few days

Rain is expected in the Okanagan Valley (Pixabay photo)
Skaha Beach in Penticton in August of 2020. (John Arendt - Black Press)

No rain this June means the Okanagan is ‘in trouble’

It could be a ‘concerning’ wildfire season if June sees lack of precipitation, says Doug Lundquist

Skaha Beach in Penticton in August of 2020. (John Arendt - Black Press)
There is “near zero” visibility at less than 500 metres, according to Environment Canada. (Pixabay)
There is “near zero” visibility at less than 500 metres, according to Environment Canada. (Pixabay)
(Brennan Phillips- Western News)

‘Anything is on the table’ for Okanagan May long weekend weather

Temperatures in the Okanagan are expected to remain ‘seasonal’ throughout the week

(Brennan Phillips- Western News)
A special weather statement May 12 says snow is coming to B.C. interior highways overnight and into Friday, May 13. (Black Press file photo)

Snow expected overnight in mountain passes of Fraser Canyon, Southern Interior

Amounts vary from 2 cm to 10 cm, as low pressure to move across B.C. Thursday to Friday morning

A special weather statement May 12 says snow is coming to B.C. interior highways overnight and into Friday, May 13. (Black Press file photo)
DriveBC webcam of Rogers Pass Monday morning.

Weather alert issued for Rogers Pass

Flurries are expected at elevation through the mountain passes

DriveBC webcam of Rogers Pass Monday morning.