Severe weather

A helicopter carrying a water bucket flies past a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, produced by the Lytton Creek wildfire burning in the mountains above Lytton, B.C., on Aug. 15, 2021. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

GREEN BEAT: Canada’s Near Death Valley Experience

Columnist and biologist encouraging people to do their part to curtail climate change

  • Sep 18, 2021

 

(Luke Rushton photo)

UPDATE: Heat warning issued for southern B.C. coast, temperatures expected to hit 38 C

Another heatwave is expected to hit southern B.C., with temperatures nearing 40 degrees

  • Aug 10, 2021

 

People try to beat the heat at a beach on June 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Persistent pressure from B.C. heat wave to affect rest of summer: meteorologist

Seasonal modelling is predicting higher-than-normal temperatures to persist through August and September

 

A section of the sidewalk on Young Road, south of Chilliwack Central Road, buckled during Monday’s record-breaking heat on June 28, 2021 in Chilliwack. That day, temperatures reached 43 C. It was the hottest day ever recorded in Chilliwack in the 140 years that weather has been recorded for the community. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Extreme heat to abate somewhat across the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland

Forecast for rest of week has temperatures falling by degrees but air quality still a concern

A section of the sidewalk on Young Road, south of Chilliwack Central Road, buckled during Monday’s record-breaking heat on June 28, 2021 in Chilliwack. That day, temperatures reached 43 C. It was the hottest day ever recorded in Chilliwack in the 140 years that weather has been recorded for the community. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
On the hottest day of the year, June 28, 2021, Black Press Media tests cooking an egg on pavement in Surrey, B.C. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: B.C. sees temperatures hot enough to cook an egg on pavement – kind of

Lytton broke a Canadian all-time record for a second day in a row as B.C. heat wave continues

On the hottest day of the year, June 28, 2021, Black Press Media tests cooking an egg on pavement in Surrey, B.C. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
(Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress file)

140-year heat record shattered in Chilliwack Saturday

Record likely to be short lived as hot weather continues throughout the week

(Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Children cool off in a public fountain in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, June 19, 2021. The heat wave continues in Lithuania as temperature rose to as high as 32 degrees Celsius (89.6 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

B.C. cities could reach 40 C as 4-day extreme heat warning issued around province

Officials urging seniors, children and pets to stay safe in the heat

Children cool off in a public fountain in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, June 19, 2021. The heat wave continues in Lithuania as temperature rose to as high as 32 degrees Celsius (89.6 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
Snow falling steadily across the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland since pre-dawn as forecast calls for winter storm and snow on Feb. 15, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Winter storm hits the Fraser Valley with varying snowfall across the Lower Mainland

Up to 15 cm by midnight Monday as snow arrives across the region depending on snow-rain line

Snow falling steadily across the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland since pre-dawn as forecast calls for winter storm and snow on Feb. 15, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Chilliwack Progress)
A little snow in the forecast for weekend as temperatures still freezing but set to warm up.

Arctic outflow winds to release icy grip on the Lower Mainland

Forecast says temperatures will start warming up across region this weekend as cold snap relents

A little snow in the forecast for weekend as temperatures still freezing but set to warm up.
Extreme cold weather this week will continue to transform the landscape in the Cariboo Chilcotin this week. This image of the Fraser River was taken just as the temperatures were starting to drop. (Denise Cahoose/Contributed to Williams Lake)

Northern B.C. spot the coldest place in Canada at -41 C

Records come as much of the province has turned into an ice box

Extreme cold weather this week will continue to transform the landscape in the Cariboo Chilcotin this week. This image of the Fraser River was taken just as the temperatures were starting to drop. (Denise Cahoose/Contributed to Williams Lake)
The cold weather has prompted a need for shelter space for Langley’s homeless. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

Extra beds in shelters as cold hits Langley’s homeless

Hotel-based housing is helping to ease the need for shelter space

The cold weather has prompted a need for shelter space for Langley’s homeless. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
(DriveBC/File)

Incoming winter storm expected to hit Coquihalla, Highway 3

20 to 30 cm of snow expected to fall by Friday morning: Environment Canada

(DriveBC/File)
A lawsuit over three stormwater floods of a building over the past year has been launched against Langley City. (Langley Advance Times file)

Flooded apartment building sparks lawsuit against Langley City

A downtown landlord claims a lack of storm sewer upgrades is negligence

A lawsuit over three stormwater floods of a building over the past year has been launched against Langley City. (Langley Advance Times file)
Erik Vogel posted this picture of the snow-clogged stretch of sidewalk on 208th St. mear 48th Ave. after a winter storm arrived just before Christmas (Facebook image)

Snow clearing confusion on Langley City’s 208th Street hill

Erik Vogel would like to know who is supposed to be shovelling the sidewalks

Erik Vogel posted this picture of the snow-clogged stretch of sidewalk on 208th St. mear 48th Ave. after a winter storm arrived just before Christmas (Facebook image)
Forecast calling for snow on Nov. 13, 2020. With file shot of snow seen here falling along the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review file)

‘Hazardous’ winter conditions for the Coq with storm forecast Friday

Heavy snow over the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt by the afternoon

Forecast calling for snow on Nov. 13, 2020. With file shot of snow seen here falling along the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review file)
A high streamflow advisory was issued Sept. 23, 2020 for the Chilliwack River (seen here Nov. 24, 2017) and other rivers and tributaries across B.C.. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Chilliwack Progress file)

Rivers could rise rapidly as heavy rains hit Lower Mainland

Larger rivers to reach peak levels on Thursday or into Friday, according to high streamflow advisory

A high streamflow advisory was issued Sept. 23, 2020 for the Chilliwack River (seen here Nov. 24, 2017) and other rivers and tributaries across B.C.. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Chilliwack Progress file)
Environment Canada issued a special weather statement this week as heavy rains arrive in the Fraser Valley. (Black Press file photo)

First rainstorm of the season pelting the Lower Mainland

Batten down the hatches as heavy rains, wind, and some localized flooding possible

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement this week as heavy rains arrive in the Fraser Valley. (Black Press file photo)
VIDEO: Alberta mopping up after storm that brought heavy rain, hail and tornadoes
VIDEO: Alberta mopping up after storm that brought heavy rain, hail and tornadoes
A man walks through storm debris following a deadly tornado Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

UPDATE: Tornadoes devastate Tennessee, killing at least 19 people

The disaster affected voting in Tennessee, one of 14 Super Tuesday states

A man walks through storm debris following a deadly tornado Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
River Road east of Fort Langley is expected to reopen soon, after damage caused by a Jan. 31/Feb. 1 storm washed out a bank near 252nd Street. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Storm damaged roads in Langley could cost millions

Provincial disaster funding could refund some of the estimated $5.5 million cost

River Road east of Fort Langley is expected to reopen soon, after damage caused by a Jan. 31/Feb. 1 storm washed out a bank near 252nd Street. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)