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Beware of possible icy highways central Alberta

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools cancels some school bus routes

 

Members of the Canadian Forces build a temporary dike with sandbags behind houses on Clayburn Creek ahead of a rainfall warning Environment Canada has forecast for the region which is already affected by flooding, in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Line of storms approaches as B.C. works to recover from recent floods

major arterial supply route of Highway 1 through the Fraser Valley on track to reopen Thursday

 

Eye witness video posted to social media shows a funnel cloud forming near Vancouver’s North Shore. (@lil.IVN/Twitter)

Environment Canada confirms low-grade tornado hit Vancouver over the weekend

Funnel the latest in a series of unusual weather events in B.C. this year

Eye witness video posted to social media shows a funnel cloud forming near Vancouver’s North Shore. (@lil.IVN/Twitter)
BC Hydro workers look on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes an announcement at BC Hydro Trades Training Centre in Surrey, B.C., Thursday, August, 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Study shows Metro Vancouver overconfident, underprepared for storm-related power loss

Fewer than half of area residents have an outage plan or emergency kit at home

BC Hydro workers look on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes an announcement at BC Hydro Trades Training Centre in Surrey, B.C., Thursday, August, 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Brad White, of Marshfield, Mass., pulls on his 33-foot vessel White Cap to test securing lines, at Mill Wharf Marina, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Scituate, Mass. Authorities say a powerful autumn storm is bearing down on southern New England, packing potentially damaging winds and threatening to dump as much as six inches of rain in some areas from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday, Oct. 27. White, a licensed captain, who has been sailing out of Scituate for over 50 years, operates a service called New England Burials At Sea LLC, that provides ash scattering and full body burials at sea. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Nor’easter has New England bracing for floods, power outages

Nor’easter has New England bracing for floods, power outages

Brad White, of Marshfield, Mass., pulls on his 33-foot vessel White Cap to test securing lines, at Mill Wharf Marina, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Scituate, Mass. Authorities say a powerful autumn storm is bearing down on southern New England, packing potentially damaging winds and threatening to dump as much as six inches of rain in some areas from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday, Oct. 27. White, a licensed captain, who has been sailing out of Scituate for over 50 years, operates a service called New England Burials At Sea LLC, that provides ash scattering and full body burials at sea. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2017, file photo, the State House is surrounded by fall foliage in Augusta, Maine. Recent leaf-peeping seasons have been disrupted by weather conditions in New England, New York and elsewhere. Arborists and ecologists say the trend is likely to continue as the planet warms. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Why climate change is making it harder to chase fall foliage

Many areas have yet to even pivot from their summer green shades

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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2017, file photo, the State House is surrounded by fall foliage in Augusta, Maine. Recent leaf-peeping seasons have been disrupted by weather conditions in New England, New York and elsewhere. Arborists and ecologists say the trend is likely to continue as the planet warms. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Sam, just right of center, in the Atlantic Ocean, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at 1920 Zulu (3:20 p.m. ET). Sam is a powerful Category 4 storm but it poses no threat to land as it loops northward in the Atlantic, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. (NOAA via AP)

Hurricane Sam, small but mighty, swirls offshore in Atlantic

Hurricane Sam, small but mighty, swirls offshore in Atlantic

This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Sam, just right of center, in the Atlantic Ocean, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at 1920 Zulu (3:20 p.m. ET). Sam is a powerful Category 4 storm but it poses no threat to land as it loops northward in the Atlantic, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. (NOAA via AP)
Paul Villagomez secures filled gas containers in his truck as he prepares for Tropical Storm Nicholas, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in Kingwood, Texas. "I'm just trying to be prepared," Villagomez said. "I'm actually surprised there aren't more people filling up." (Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Tropical Storm Nicholas slows, dumps rain along Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Nicholas slows, dumps rain along Gulf Coast

Paul Villagomez secures filled gas containers in his truck as he prepares for Tropical Storm Nicholas, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in Kingwood, Texas. "I'm just trying to be prepared," Villagomez said. "I'm actually surprised there aren't more people filling up." (Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Autumn has arrived in Red Deer. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Warmer-than-normal fall expected across much of the country

Fall is expected to bring a mixed bag of weather to Western Canada

Autumn has arrived in Red Deer. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
New Orleans Firefighters assess damage as they look through debris after a building collapsed from the effects of Hurricane Ida, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in New Orleans, La. All of New Orleans lost power right around sunset Sunday as the hurricane blew ashore on the 16th anniversary of Katrina, leading to an uneasy night of pouring rain and howling wind. The weather died down shortly before dawn. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Ida’s sweltering aftermath: No power, no water, no gasoline

Ida’s sweltering aftermath: No power, no water, no gasoline

New Orleans Firefighters assess damage as they look through debris after a building collapsed from the effects of Hurricane Ida, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in New Orleans, La. All of New Orleans lost power right around sunset Sunday as the hurricane blew ashore on the 16th anniversary of Katrina, leading to an uneasy night of pouring rain and howling wind. The weather died down shortly before dawn. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Tony Hilliard, left, and his family expose themselves to the elements as Hurricane Ida begins to make landfall, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in New Orleans, La. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hurricane Ida traps Louisianans, shatters the power grid

Hurricane Ida traps Louisianans, shatters the power grid

Tony Hilliard, left, and his family expose themselves to the elements as Hurricane Ida begins to make landfall, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in New Orleans, La. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Albert Huynh, right, tosses water at Leanne Opuyes as they cool off in the frigid Lynn Creek water in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. Environment Canada has issued heat warnings and special weather statements as unseasonable temperatures return to parts of B.C. and the Prairies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Unseasonable heat returns to British Columbia and the Prairies

Unseasonable heat returns to British Columbia and the Prairies

Albert Huynh, right, tosses water at Leanne Opuyes as they cool off in the frigid Lynn Creek water in North Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, June 28, 2021. Environment Canada has issued heat warnings and special weather statements as unseasonable temperatures return to parts of B.C. and the Prairies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This photo provided by the Utah Highway Patrol and posted on the Utah Department of Public Safety website shows the scene of a fatal pileup, Sunday, July 25, 2021, on Interstate 15 in Millard County, near the town of Kanosh, Utah. (Utah Highway Patrol via AP)

At least 8 killed in 22-car pileup in Utah during sandstorm

At least 8 killed in 22-car pileup in Utah during sandstorm

This photo provided by the Utah Highway Patrol and posted on the Utah Department of Public Safety website shows the scene of a fatal pileup, Sunday, July 25, 2021, on Interstate 15 in Millard County, near the town of Kanosh, Utah. (Utah Highway Patrol via AP)
The health risk in Red Deer is very high due to the air quality, according to the Government of Alberta’s Air Quality Health Index. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Health risk ‘very high’ in Red Deer due to air quality

The Government of Alberta’s Air Quality Health Index forecasts a “high risk”…

The health risk in Red Deer is very high due to the air quality, according to the Government of Alberta’s Air Quality Health Index. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
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Heat warning in effect for Red Deer, central Alberta

A heat warning is in effect for central Alberta, including Red Deer,…

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People out and about wear masks to protect themselves from COVID-19 while on the streets in downtown in Victoria, Friday, May 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Expert explains about the ‘heat dome’ hovering above B.C., Alberta and territories

British Columbia and northern Alberta are experiencing temperatures expected to shatter records over the next few days

People out and about wear masks to protect themselves from COVID-19 while on the streets in downtown in Victoria, Friday, May 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
FILE - Red Deerians should make an effort to stay cool during the upcoming heat wave. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Heat is on the way for central Alberta

30 C temperatures starting Sunday

FILE - Red Deerians should make an effort to stay cool during the upcoming heat wave. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Severe thunderstorm watch issued across East Kootenay, Okanagan Valley. (File photo)

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Red Deer and parts of central Alberta

A severe thunderstorm is in effect for Red Deer and some parts…

Severe thunderstorm watch issued across East Kootenay, Okanagan Valley. (File photo)
Aspen Wilson, 2, and eight-month-old Cypress Wilson, were cooling off with their mom Dustyn Boos at Blue Grass Sod Farm Central Spray and Play on Tuesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Aspen Wilson, 2, and eight-month-old Cypress Wilson, were cooling off with their mom Dustyn Boos at Blue Grass Sod Farm Central Spray and Play on Tuesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)