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The famous groundhog in Wiarton, Ont., looks skyward in order to give his prognostication on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. What is the name of this famous groundhog? (Frank Gunn/CP)

QUIZ: How much do you know about groundhogs and weather forecasting?

On Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, weather lore predicts spring

 

The signal says walk, but piles of icy snow say otherwise at the corner of Blanshard and Broughton in Victoria after a December 2022 snowfall. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘No access’: People with disabilities keep an eye on Greater Victoria forecast for snow

Snow and ice severely limit those with mobility, sight or hearing disabilities

 

Sidney resident Jimmy Queenanewest shot this video as he travelled on a ferry toward Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay on Jan. 5. (Courtesy of Jimmy Queenanewest)

VIDEO: BC Ferries vessel gets hammered with waves during bomb cyclone

Sidney resident Jimmy Queenanewest captures video between Victoria, Vancouver

 

Netting made from mettle cables is visible above a creek in Montecito, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. With climate change predicted to produce more severe weather, officials are scrambling to put in basins, nets and improve predictions of where landslides might occur to keep homes and people safe. (AP Photo/Ty O’Neil)

Tackling the threat of mudslides in soaked California

What are the most vulnerable areas and what can be done to protect them?

Netting made from mettle cables is visible above a creek in Montecito, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. With climate change predicted to produce more severe weather, officials are scrambling to put in basins, nets and improve predictions of where landslides might occur to keep homes and people safe. (AP Photo/Ty O’Neil)
Environment Canada says Greater Victoria can expect wind gusts up to 90 km/h Wednesday (Jan. 11) evening, easing Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Windy Wednesday expected for Greater Victoria with gusts of 90 km/h

40 per cent chance of rain also predicted by Environment Canada

Environment Canada says Greater Victoria can expect wind gusts up to 90 km/h Wednesday (Jan. 11) evening, easing Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Winds amp up off Sidney on Thursday, Jan. 5. More winds are in store for the region Friday through Saturday across Greater Victoria, much of the Island and the south coast of B.C. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Winds return with gusts to 70 km/h in Greater Victoria, 100 km/h on north Island

Stormy pattern continues with periods of strong winds expected Sunday and Monday

Winds amp up off Sidney on Thursday, Jan. 5. More winds are in store for the region Friday through Saturday across Greater Victoria, much of the Island and the south coast of B.C. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Strong winds are in the forecast for much of coastal B.C. in the next couple of days. (Photo by Bob Orchard)

Bomb cyclone triggers wind warning for Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast

California declares state of emergency, storm weakening by the time it hits B.C.: Environment Canada

Strong winds are in the forecast for much of coastal B.C. in the next couple of days. (Photo by Bob Orchard)
A heavy snowfall Dec. 20 buried cars and anything else left out in the open. (Photo by Carolyn Dykeman)

Twice as much snow and sun during a volatile December on the Island

The month also featured much colder weather than usual

A heavy snowfall Dec. 20 buried cars and anything else left out in the open. (Photo by Carolyn Dykeman)
Huge blocks of ice line the Fraser River near the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge following a severe cold snap and subsequent winter storms. (Photo/Valerie Pentz)

PHOTOS: Smart car-sized ice blocks build up near Agassiz after severe winter storms

Ice buildup along Agassiz-Harrison stretch of Fraser River captivates nature lovers

Huge blocks of ice line the Fraser River near the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge following a severe cold snap and subsequent winter storms. (Photo/Valerie Pentz)
This construction site on Fort Street has become a swimming pool thanks for snow and then heavy rain. (Chris Campbell photo)
This construction site on Fort Street has become a swimming pool thanks for snow and then heavy rain. (Chris Campbell photo)
A person walks on the street as a winter storm rolls through Western New York Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, in Amherst, N.Y. A battering winter storm has knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes homes and businesses across the United States on Saturday. It left millions more to worry about the prospect of further outages and crippled police and fire departments. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Frigid monster storm across U.S. claims at least 24 lives

1,707 domestic and international flights were cancelled on Sunday

A person walks on the street as a winter storm rolls through Western New York Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, in Amherst, N.Y. A battering winter storm has knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes homes and businesses across the United States on Saturday. It left millions more to worry about the prospect of further outages and crippled police and fire departments. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
A car drives through pooling water at Stamp Avenue and Roger Street in Port Alberni on Saturday, Dec. 24. Most of Vancouver Island is currently under a flood watch. (SCREENSHOT COURTESY JERRY FEVENS)

Most of Vancouver Island under flood watch after winter storm

River levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull

A car drives through pooling water at Stamp Avenue and Roger Street in Port Alberni on Saturday, Dec. 24. Most of Vancouver Island is currently under a flood watch. (SCREENSHOT COURTESY JERRY FEVENS)
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority closed the breakwater until further notice due to the weather. (GVHA/Twitter)
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority closed the breakwater until further notice due to the weather. (GVHA/Twitter)
Heavy snowfall and icy roads have made highway travel a challenge in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Michael Briones photo)

Please just don’t drive, Environment Canada begs Greater Victoria drivers

Environment Canada issues warning about freezing rain

Heavy snowfall and icy roads have made highway travel a challenge in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Michael Briones photo)
Buses are running on some routes, but not adhereing to a schedule as poor road conditions continue to plague Greater Victoria. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Victoria breakwater off-limits, bus routes sporadic under winter storm warning

Third day running, residents asked to hold recycling until their next collection day

Buses are running on some routes, but not adhereing to a schedule as poor road conditions continue to plague Greater Victoria. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
A person looks out over Lake Ontario as a thunderstorm rolls through Toronto on Thursday, August 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

‘Weird and wacky’: Hurricane Fiona top weather story in stormy, wet, windy, dry year

Canadians learned about springuary, hotumn, derecho, urban flooding and hybrid storms in 2022

A person looks out over Lake Ontario as a thunderstorm rolls through Toronto on Thursday, August 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A man rests on his luggage at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm crippled operations leading to cancellations and major delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A man rests on his luggage at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm crippled operations leading to cancellations and major delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A #72 transit bus headed for the Swartz Bay ferry terminal stops to pick up passengers on a snowy Douglas Street at Fort Street. BC Transit buses are back on the Victoria streets Wednesday (Dec. 21) after the previous day’s snowstorm that halted all transit service. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Half-dozen bus routes return to service amid Greater Victoria deep freeze

Harbour authority asks residents to steer clear until breakwater, Inner Harbour cleared of snow

A #72 transit bus headed for the Swartz Bay ferry terminal stops to pick up passengers on a snowy Douglas Street at Fort Street. BC Transit buses are back on the Victoria streets Wednesday (Dec. 21) after the previous day’s snowstorm that halted all transit service. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
A worker gets creative amid Victoria’s snowstorm on Dec. 20 and uses a wooden sign to clear a path. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
A worker gets creative amid Victoria’s snowstorm on Dec. 20 and uses a wooden sign to clear a path. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Roads remain snowy and slick in downtown Victoria as of 10 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 20). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Roads remain snowy and slick in downtown Victoria as of 10 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 20). (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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