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The Coquihalla Highway is expecting 15 centimetres of snow on Friday night, Feb. 3. (DriveBC)

Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla Highway

Starting Friday night and into Saturday morning, the highway is expecting 15 centimetres of snow

 

The snow depth at Summerland’s two measurement sites are higher than normal, according to the latest measurements taken Feb. 1. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s February snow levels higher than normal

Measurement at Summerland Reservoir 144% of historical average

 

The City of Kelowna has announced their top 10 names, as suggested by the public, for their newest snowblower. People can now vote on their favourite name out of the top 10, with the winner being announced in early February. (City of Kelowna)

Show ‘snow mercy’ when voting on the name of Kelowna’s new snowblower

The City has released the top 10 names for the public to vote on, winner announced early February

 

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Pair of North Okanagan snow bikers rescued after mechanical breakdown

Vernon Search and Rescue says the riders prepared well and ‘did all the right things’

(VSAR photo)
From Nelson to Valemount, the risk of avalanche is high. (File photo)

Avalanche risk high around Revelstoke due to unpredictable snowpack

Buried weak layers mean large slabs of snow could break off at any moment, forecasters warn

From Nelson to Valemount, the risk of avalanche is high. (File photo)
Over Dec. 24 and 25, more than 60 centimetres of snow fell in Revelstoke leaving large windrows in the middle of the city’s streets. (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)

Communication breakdown to blame for Revelstoke’s holiday snow removal issues

CAO Evan Parliament released the findings of his snow removal audit

Over Dec. 24 and 25, more than 60 centimetres of snow fell in Revelstoke leaving large windrows in the middle of the city’s streets. (Zachary Delaney/Revelstoke Review)
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Big snow dump at Big White near Kelowna

The mountain got 27 centimetres of snow in the last 24 hours

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Salmon Arm Snowblazers volunteers work to clear trees that have fallen due to heavy snow onto sledding trails. (Contributed)

Avalanche concerns low for Shuswap snowmobile clubs, warm weather brings other challenges

Salmon Arm Snowblazers looking for help with fallen trees

Salmon Arm Snowblazers volunteers work to clear trees that have fallen due to heavy snow onto sledding trails. (Contributed)
The Jan. 1 data from the B.C. River Forecast Centre shows snow levels below normal in much of the province, with the exception of the Okanagan and Boundary regions. (B.C. River Forecast Centre image)

Low snow measurements recorded in much of B.C.

Okanagan and Boundary regions are exceptions according to latest provincial statistics

The Jan. 1 data from the B.C. River Forecast Centre shows snow levels below normal in much of the province, with the exception of the Okanagan and Boundary regions. (B.C. River Forecast Centre image)
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Summerland’s snow levels significantly higher than normal

Measurement at Summerland Reservor 189 per cent of historical average

(Stock photo)
Sheila Butler grew up in the West Chilcotin snowmobiling. (Photo submitted)

B.C. woman beats all odds to survive snowmobile crash in mountains

Sheila Butler is almost one year into her recovery

Sheila Butler grew up in the West Chilcotin snowmobiling. (Photo submitted)
Ice on the ground? Walk like a penguin, with your feet flat and pointed out slightly. (Cornelius Venture Unsplash)

Ice on the ground? Walk like a penguin, suggests city of Penticton

Freezing rain and Monday night’s snowfall has led to slippery conditions

Ice on the ground? Walk like a penguin, with your feet flat and pointed out slightly. (Cornelius Venture Unsplash)
Freezing rain creates icy conditions on Wednesday, Feb. 16. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Special weather statement ends as temperatures rise throughout Okanagan

Freezing rain warning called off by Environment Canada

Freezing rain creates icy conditions on Wednesday, Feb. 16. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
(José María Salmerón/Submitted)

Special cold weather snowflake formations in the Okanagan

Dendrite snowflakes form in very cold weather

(José María Salmerón/Submitted)
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)
Snow falls during a blizzard warning, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, at the Old Capitol Building in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)

Temperatures fall far and fast as winter storm threatens US

Temperatures on the American plains plummeted 50 degrees Fahrenheit in just a few hours

Snow falls during a blizzard warning, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, at the Old Capitol Building in Iowa City, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)
A pedestrian walks past snow-covered palm trees in Vancouver, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. Temperature are dropping to dangerously cold extremes in some regions of British Columbia as snowfall send tires spinning in parts of Metro Vancouver. Environment Canada says wind chill values are dropping near -40 C or colder in the Chilcotin, Cariboo, Prince George and other central B.C. communities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Extreme cold warnings blanket Western Canada as winter officially arrives

Wind chill bites southern B.C., all of Alberta and more than half of Saskatchewan

A pedestrian walks past snow-covered palm trees in Vancouver, on Sunday, December 18, 2022. Temperature are dropping to dangerously cold extremes in some regions of British Columbia as snowfall send tires spinning in parts of Metro Vancouver. Environment Canada says wind chill values are dropping near -40 C or colder in the Chilcotin, Cariboo, Prince George and other central B.C. communities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Aircraft are seen parked at gates at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm impaired operations leading to cancellations and major delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Extreme cold in southern B.C. after heavy snow creates travel chaos

Strong winds could make it feel between -20 C and -30 C in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

Aircraft are seen parked at gates at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm impaired operations leading to cancellations and major delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Motorists travel during heavy snowfall in downtown Vancouver, late Monday, December 19, 2022. Most of British Columbia is covered by weather warnings as snow, extreme cold, arctic outflow winds grip the province, and those conditions are playing havoc with transportation, especially across the south coast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Southern B.C. snowstorm halts flights at Vancouver airport, creates travel chaos

Snow, severely low temperatures and arctic winds gripping the province

Motorists travel during heavy snowfall in downtown Vancouver, late Monday, December 19, 2022. Most of British Columbia is covered by weather warnings as snow, extreme cold, arctic outflow winds grip the province, and those conditions are playing havoc with transportation, especially across the south coast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A person hails a taxi as heavy snow falls in downtown Vancouver, late Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver and the south coast of B.C. with 10 to 20 centimetres of snow expected. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. snowfall no winter wonderland for Vancouver’s poor and homeless, says advocate

Those living in tents face dangers ranging from hypothermia to risks of using candles or heaters

A person hails a taxi as heavy snow falls in downtown Vancouver, late Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver and the south coast of B.C. with 10 to 20 centimetres of snow expected. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck