News and Weather

Penticton as seen from West Bench, with clouds moving in. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

South Okanagan experiences warmer than average December, rainstorms incoming

The end of 2020 and start of 2021 are warmer than usual

 

Fog is pictured shrouding the South Kelowna area Dec. 9 morning. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

PHOTOS: Dense fog shrouds Central Okanagan

Gallery: Looking out above a heavy blanket of fog covering the Kelowna-area this morning

 

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

 

James Blacksmith said the windows on his vehicle were blown out by a tornado in Manitoba on Aug. 7 before it was tossed over and over again before landing on its roof. A first responder checks on an overturned vehicle at the scene where a tornado touched down, uprooting trees and overturning two vehicles near Virden, Man., in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, handout photo published to social media. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Wallace District Fire Department, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘Happy that I’m alive:’ Survivor recalls deadly Manitoba tornado hitting Jeep

Blacksmith spent four days being treated for a fractured vertebra, scrapes and bruises

James Blacksmith said the windows on his vehicle were blown out by a tornado in Manitoba on Aug. 7 before it was tossed over and over again before landing on its roof. A first responder checks on an overturned vehicle at the scene where a tornado touched down, uprooting trees and overturning two vehicles near Virden, Man., in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, handout photo published to social media. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Wallace District Fire Department, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Heavy rain in Okanagan results in slowest start to fire season in four years

Heavy rain in Okanagan results in slowest start to fire season in four years

119 hectares of land burned so far this year, compared to 991 ha in 2019, and 3,835 ha in 2018

Heavy rain in Okanagan results in slowest start to fire season in four years
(Black Press Media files)
(Black Press Media files)
Canadian snowpack gets thinner every decade: Environment Canada study

Canadian snowpack gets thinner every decade: Environment Canada study

Much of what used to come down as snow now happens as rain

Canadian snowpack gets thinner every decade: Environment Canada study
Temperatures in Penticton reach record high

Temperatures in Penticton reach record high

On March 3 temperatures reached record high of 16.1 C, beating previous record set in 2005

Temperatures in Penticton reach record high
First responders in the South Okanagan were called out to 29 incidents yesterday. (Black Press file)

Twenty-nine first responder calls in South Okanagan yesterday

Fire department says bad weather and vehicle incidents go hand in hand.

First responders in the South Okanagan were called out to 29 incidents yesterday. (Black Press file)