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Lightning strikes in B.C. between August 10 and 13, 2022 (BC Wildfire Service/Facebook)

B.C. light show ignited 140 new wildfires

Lightning touched ground over 17,000 times

  • Aug 14, 2022

 

Vanessa Kizyma

Video: Okanagan sky lights up after thunderstorm

A thunderstorm brought lightning to the area on Aug. 10

 

On Monday alone, there were more than 3,000 lightning strikes in Yukon. Pixabay

Lightning storms spark dozens of wildfires in Yukon, heat warning issued

Territory facing about 20 fires a day that have been sparked beginning on the long weekend

 

People sit on rocks while cooling off in the frigid Lynn Creek water in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Heat warnings linger in Yukon, lift in B.C., but southern Interior storms approach

Rainfall and potential thundershowers may lead to increased runoff

People sit on rocks while cooling off in the frigid Lynn Creek water in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Hydro-Québec logo is seen on their head office building in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Hydro-Québec says more than 130,000 customers are still without power after a powerful storm swept across the province on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

UPDATED: Tens of thousands still without power in Ontario and Quebec after destructive storm

Ten people died after Saturday’s thunderstorm, power expected to be fully restored within a few days

A Hydro-Québec logo is seen on their head office building in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Hydro-Québec says more than 130,000 customers are still without power after a powerful storm swept across the province on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Residents and community members gather to look at a tree that was destroyed during a major storm in Ottawa on Saturday, May 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Residents and community members gather to look at a tree that was destroyed during a major storm in Ottawa on Saturday, May 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A Toronto Hydro line worker works to restore power to a house in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. A severe thunderstorm with high winds has created power outages across Ontario and led to at least four deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A Toronto Hydro line worker works to restore power to a house in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. A severe thunderstorm with high winds has created power outages across Ontario and led to at least four deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Rain and weather warnings have been lifted across British Columbia although some stream advisories remain. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rainstorms slink out of B.C., leaving few effects

Avalanche Canada cut danger ratings but cautioned warmth and rain has weakened snow packs

Rain and weather warnings have been lifted across British Columbia although some stream advisories remain. (Black Press Media file photo)
Motorists travel on the Sea-to-Sky Highway between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay, B.C., on Friday, April 23, 2021. Avalanche Canada says there is a high risk of avalanches in the Sea-to-Sky region and across the South Coast as snow melts and a series of atmospheric rivers brings up to 15 centimetres of rain in some parts of the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Sea-to-Sky at highest risk of avalanches as storms hit southern B.C.

Vancouver Island and the southern coast being drenched with the series of rainstorms

Motorists travel on the Sea-to-Sky Highway between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay, B.C., on Friday, April 23, 2021. Avalanche Canada says there is a high risk of avalanches in the Sea-to-Sky region and across the South Coast as snow melts and a series of atmospheric rivers brings up to 15 centimetres of rain in some parts of the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People skate under the snow-covered dome roof at the Robson Square ice rink as rain falls in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Weather warnings blanket most of northern British Columbia as a Pacific frontal system brings heavy snow and extreme cold, however conditions are less severe further south. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Environment Canada warns of rapidly changing conditions amid B.C. winter storms

Environment Canada says the system will spread heavy snow northeastward across the region

People skate under the snow-covered dome roof at the Robson Square ice rink as rain falls in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Weather warnings blanket most of northern British Columbia as a Pacific frontal system brings heavy snow and extreme cold, however conditions are less severe further south. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Nordic and skate skiing tracks are set around Kelowna for everyone to enjoy (Britt Bailey)

Extreme cold, dangerous wind chill, more snow for many parts of B.C.

Very cold air mass stretches across parts region, with marginal improvement expected by Wednesday

Nordic and skate skiing tracks are set around Kelowna for everyone to enjoy (Britt Bailey)
In this photo provided by the Wasilla Police Department, is a combined KFC and A&W fast-food building, which had one wall missing and debris piled in the drive-thru lane after a wind storm in Wasilla, Alaska on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. Destructive winds continued to batter an area just north of Anchorage for a third day, flipping small airplanes and semitrailers, forcing schools to close, leaving thousands without power and severely damaging a fast-food restaurant. (Wasilla Police Department via AP)

Destructive winds flip airplanes, trucks in Alaska

Thousands without power, high wind warning was in place for communities north of Anchorage

In this photo provided by the Wasilla Police Department, is a combined KFC and A&W fast-food building, which had one wall missing and debris piled in the drive-thru lane after a wind storm in Wasilla, Alaska on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. Destructive winds continued to batter an area just north of Anchorage for a third day, flipping small airplanes and semitrailers, forcing schools to close, leaving thousands without power and severely damaging a fast-food restaurant. (Wasilla Police Department via AP)
A surfer heads to the water in Cow Bay, N.S. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Heavy rain and high winds are impacting a large swath of Atlantic Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

UPDATED: Parts of Atlantic Canada cleaning up after three days of heavy rain and wind

Bridges out, transportation disrupted as some areas hit with more than 200 millimetres of rain

A surfer heads to the water in Cow Bay, N.S. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Heavy rain and high winds are impacting a large swath of Atlantic Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
B.C. was severely impacted by flooding during the storm that occurred from Nov. 13 to 15. More heavy rains are in the forecast this week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Incoming storms expected to bring outages, rising waters: BC Hydro

South Coast, Vancouver Island are bracing for more bad weather

B.C. was severely impacted by flooding during the storm that occurred from Nov. 13 to 15. More heavy rains are in the forecast this week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Spud is a senior who is available for adoption from the Maple Ridge BC SPCA. (BC SPCA)

Animal adoptions offered half-off to help B.C.’s displaced pets: SPCA

Organization looks to make room to house animals displaced by flooding, promotion ends Dec. 8

Spud is a senior who is available for adoption from the Maple Ridge BC SPCA. (BC SPCA)
(Bring Brett Home/GoFundMe.com)

Peachland man on way to Victoria still missing after Hwy. 99 landslide

Brett Diederichs was traveling to his new Vancouver Island home with his mom and his partner

(Bring Brett Home/GoFundMe.com)
Highway 3 closed at Hope, vehicles being turned around. (Facebook)

UPDATE: New washout closes Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton

There is no detour available at this time

Highway 3 closed at Hope, vehicles being turned around. (Facebook)
Aisle at the Vernon Superstore. (Jenny Smith/ Vernon Morning Star)

Product shortage at Okanagan grocery stores, due to highway closures

Save On Foods was without produce Tuesday morning

Aisle at the Vernon Superstore. (Jenny Smith/ Vernon Morning Star)
View above Merritt. (

Access to Merritt prohibited, care homes evacuated as flooding continues

Interior Health has closed the Nicola Valley Hospital

View above Merritt. (
(Pixabay)

Atmospheric river bringing rain and snow to southern B.C.

Expect rain on the coast, and snow as system heads east

(Pixabay)