News and Weather

Environment Canada has warned road users to expect snowfall on the Coquihalla Highway, the Okanagan Connector, and Highway 3 (via Allison Pass) on Friday afternoon (Oct. 20). (Black Press Media)

Snow forecast along Coquihalla, other southern B.C. highways amid drought

Drivers warned of winter conditions despite ongoing drought

 

(Black Press File Photo)

It’s time to get cozy, fall weather has blown in to the Okanagan

The cooler temperatures mark an end to the hot August and September experienced by the Interior

 

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

 

(File photo)

Tornado warning issued for Eastern Alberta

A severe thunderstorm is bringing the possibility of tornados

(File photo)
Residents and visitors enjoy a sunny summer day at Sunoka Beach.  (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Okanagan summer heat is a week away

Claim a spot on the beach now, the warm weather is nearly here

Residents and visitors enjoy a sunny summer day at Sunoka Beach.  (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Significant rainfall has caused water pooling and closed Vernon fields and ball diamonds Monday, June 13. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Rain closes Vernon sports fields

Parks and diamonds closed until Wednesday morning

Significant rainfall has caused water pooling and closed Vernon fields and ball diamonds Monday, June 13. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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)
(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)
Canadians are in for a wild ride on a temperature roller-coaster in the coming weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada expected to see ‘temperature roller-coaster’

B.C. to see more storms and below-average temperatures while Alberta braces for turbulent weather

Canadians are in for a wild ride on a temperature roller-coaster in the coming weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kelowna set precipitation records for the day of Feb. 28, after joining the rest of the Okanagan in a “rollercoaster” weather month of February. (File)

‘On the wild side’: Meteorologist recaps the end of winter in the Okanagan

The region set heat records but also experienced ‘arctic air’ near the end of February

Kelowna set precipitation records for the day of Feb. 28, after joining the rest of the Okanagan in a “rollercoaster” weather month of February. (File)
People cross-country ski at Locarno Beach after an overnight snowfall in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Western Canada under extreme cold warning, wind chill reaching -55 C

Arctic outflow winds and low temperatures have also been forecast for much of B.C. with mercury below -20C

People cross-country ski at Locarno Beach after an overnight snowfall in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People cross-country ski at Locarno Beach after an overnight snowfall in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Dreams of white Christmas come true in Vancouver, while cold grips Prairies

Unusual weather was due to very cold air in the province’s Interior that’s being drawn out to the coast

People cross-country ski at Locarno Beach after an overnight snowfall in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Storm watchers take in the waves off Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)

Storm warning: B.C. West Coast prepares as best it can for inevitable rough weather

BC Hydro ready as La Nina returns, with expected intensified winds and rainfall

Storm watchers take in the waves off Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)
Drought conditions in the rest of the Southern Interior increased in severity throughout July due to extremely low precipitation compared to normal, according to Agriculture Canada.
Drought conditions in the rest of the Southern Interior increased in severity throughout July due to extremely low precipitation compared to normal, according to Agriculture Canada.
A woman wears a mask while walking in a smoky downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Smoke and heat coming to Okanagan valley

Environment Canada issued special air quality and weather statements on Monday, Aug. 9

A woman wears a mask while walking in a smoky downtown Kelowna on Sunday, Aug. 1. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
A statue pictured as smoke blocks the sun in downtown Kelowna on July 27, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Heat warning issued for Okanagan-Shuswap

Temperatures won’t reach the 40 C seen earlier this month, but highs in the mid-30s are expected

A statue pictured as smoke blocks the sun in downtown Kelowna on July 27, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Environment Canada forecasts possible rain on Sunday August 1 (Black Press File Photo)

Rain forecasted for the Okanagan Valley this weekend

The much-needed rain comes with a caveat in the form of lightning and wind

Environment Canada forecasts possible rain on Sunday August 1 (Black Press File Photo)
Smoke from regional fires choked the air of much of the Pacific Northwest for several days. Courtesy photo

Smoky skies loom over Okanagan Valley

Environment Canada urges residents to stay safe, as smoke blankets the region

Smoke from regional fires choked the air of much of the Pacific Northwest for several days. Courtesy photo
Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured from Osoyoos on July 20. (Brenda Lee photo)

Incoming winds expected to increase wildfire activity in the B.C. Interior

The BC Wildfire Service has issued a wind advisory for Interior, southeastern B.C.

Nk’Mip Creek wildfire pictured from Osoyoos on July 20. (Brenda Lee photo)
A plume of smoke rise from a forest fire burning northeast of the city in Prince Albert, Sask., Monday, May 17, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Kayle Neis)

Western Canada desperately needs rain but it’s not in the forecast: climatologist

300 wildfires were burning across British Columbia Monday, evacuation orders were issued for several regions

A plume of smoke rise from a forest fire burning northeast of the city in Prince Albert, Sask., Monday, May 17, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Kayle Neis)