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This scene near Five Corners was captured in downtown Chilliwack on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Chilliwack saw record-breaking cold temperatures on Dec. 1

Weather data for Chilliwack showed there were 19 dry days in November 2022 which was unusual

 

Rain on roses on Oct. 21, 2022, when rain finally returned after a 95-day drought in Chilliwack. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

October 2022 weather was warmer, drier, smokier than usual in Chilliwack: Pannett

When welcome rain finally splashed down on Oct. 20, it interrupted a record 95-day drought

 

A big drop of rain lands in a puddle in Chilliwack on Feb. 21, 2013. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Storm total for Chilliwack saw 63.5 millimetres of rain over the weekend

Return of rainy season comes on heels of a bone-dry summer with stage 5 drought

 

Two women carry their shoes as they walk together at Spanish Banks Beach during a stretch of unseasonably warm weather in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C.’s Sunshine Coast declares state of emergency over drought

Chapman Water System is at ‘eminent risk’ of being exhausted due to drought

Two women carry their shoes as they walk together at Spanish Banks Beach during a stretch of unseasonably warm weather in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
October has seen record-breaking hot temperatures, sometimes 10 or 11 degrees above normal. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Temperature of almost 30 degrees in Chilliwack broke all-time record for day, month

Last time a record for the day was set in Chilliwack for high-20s temperatures was Oct. 6, 1952

October has seen record-breaking hot temperatures, sometimes 10 or 11 degrees above normal. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Remains of a home destroyed during hurricane Fiona are seen in Port aux Basques, N.L., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Climate changed: Fiona demonstrated wild hurricane future, and need to adapt

Fossil fuel emissions likely increasing the intensity of tropical storms from southern Atlantic

Remains of a home destroyed during hurricane Fiona are seen in Port aux Basques, N.L., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, N.S., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the creation of a $300-million fund to help with Atlantic Canada’s recovery from post-tropical storm Fiona. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces $300-million Fiona relief fund

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced a $300-million fund to help…

Workers assess downed power poles caused by post-tropical storm Fiona in Dartmouth, N.S., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the creation of a $300-million fund to help with Atlantic Canada’s recovery from post-tropical storm Fiona. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Heat and smoke-filled skies were the norm in September 2022 weather, like during this sunrise on Sept. 27. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

September in Chilliwack was hottest, and driest ever on record

7th consecutive September with above normal temperatures, a trend never seen before in Chilliwack

Heat and smoke-filled skies were the norm in September 2022 weather, like during this sunrise on Sept. 27. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
The smoky skies seen Sept. 27, 2022, are continuing with the record heat, and drought in October. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sunday saw record-breaking heat in Chilliwack with extremely low humidity

Record heat and drought lingering into October in Chilliwack, Fraser Valley along with smoky air

The smoky skies seen Sept. 27, 2022, are continuing with the record heat, and drought in October. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Water streams past buildings on the oceanfront after Hurricane Ian passed by the area, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Sanibel Island, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Dozens dead from Ian, one of strongest, costliest US storms

At least 30 people were confirmed dead, including 27 in Florida

Water streams past buildings on the oceanfront after Hurricane Ian passed by the area, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Sanibel Island, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
First responders with Orange County Fire Rescue use an inflatable boat to rescue a resident from a home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Ian lashes South Carolina as Florida surveys devastation

Ian’s centre came ashore with much weaker winds than when it crossed Florida’s Gulf Coast

First responders with Orange County Fire Rescue use an inflatable boat to rescue a resident from a home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
People walk on the Ballast Point Pier ahead of Hurricane Ian, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Ian’s most damaging winds have begun hitting Florida’s southwest coast as the storm approaches landfall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris O’Meara

Canadians in Florida hunkering down as hurricane Ian lashes the state

Summer Willett stocked up on food, water and other basic supplies as…

People walk on the Ballast Point Pier ahead of Hurricane Ian, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Ian’s most damaging winds have begun hitting Florida’s southwest coast as the storm approaches landfall. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris O’Meara
FILE - A woman takes photos while waves crash against a seawall as Hurricane Ian passes through George Town, Grand Cayman island, Sept. 26, 2022. Hurricane Ian is quickly gaining monstrous strength as it moves over oceans partly heated up by climate change. (AP Photo/Kevin Morales, File)

Hurricane Ian gets nasty quickly, turbocharged by warm water

Hurricane Ian is quickly gaining monstrous strength as it moves over oceans…

FILE - A woman takes photos while waves crash against a seawall as Hurricane Ian passes through George Town, Grand Cayman island, Sept. 26, 2022. Hurricane Ian is quickly gaining monstrous strength as it moves over oceans partly heated up by climate change. (AP Photo/Kevin Morales, File)
Homeowner George MacDonald describes the moment when several trees landed on his home in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on Sunday September 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant

Canadian military en route to assist with Hurricane Fiona recovery efforts

One fatality confirmed in Newfoundland, possible second being investigated in PEI

Homeowner George MacDonald describes the moment when several trees landed on his home in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on Sunday September 25, 2022. A day after post-tropical storm Fiona left a trail of destruction through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec, residents of a coastal town in western Newfoundland continued to pick through wreckage strewn across their community, easily the most damaged area in the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant
This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Fiona in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda, moving north on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Fiona, which struck Puerto Rico as a Category 1 hurricane, was up to a Category 4 on Thursday. (NOAA via AP)

Hurricane Fiona forecast to bring ‘severe’ winds, heavy rainfall to Atlantic Canada

Potential for flooding in coastal and mainland areas and an “all-time” low pressure across the region

This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Fiona in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda, moving north on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Fiona, which struck Puerto Rico as a Category 1 hurricane, was up to a Category 4 on Thursday. (NOAA via AP)
View of a damaged bridge after Hurricane Fiona hit Villa Esperanza in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, September 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alejandro Granadillo)

Bermuda, Canada prepare for Hurricane Fiona as Puerto Rico struggles

Hundreds of people in Puerto Rico remain cut off four days after storm swept throw

View of a damaged bridge after Hurricane Fiona hit Villa Esperanza in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, September 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Alejandro Granadillo)
Communities in the upper Fraser Valley have received provincial funds to prepare for extreme heat. The funding was announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (Unsplash photo)

Mission and Fraser Valley First Nation bands to get extreme heat funding

New funding will help communities prepare for extreme heat event as they become more common

Communities in the upper Fraser Valley have received provincial funds to prepare for extreme heat. The funding was announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (Unsplash photo)
Sunrise in the smoke from wildfires as seen from Alexander Avenue in Chilliwack on Aug. 31, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack on target for the driest September in more than a century of weather records

‘There is a cost to all this (drought), and it is the farmers who pay for it,’ says retired ag prof

Sunrise in the smoke from wildfires as seen from Alexander Avenue in Chilliwack on Aug. 31, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
Two-year-old Lennox Douglas at the Cheam Centre Spray Park on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, a day which reached a sweltering high of 35.6 C. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

August 2022 was ‘all-time hottest’ month in Chilliwack measured by average temperature

At 22.65 C, average temp was even hotter than in heat dome of June 2021, where average was 20.56 C

Two-year-old Lennox Douglas at the Cheam Centre Spray Park on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, a day which reached a sweltering high of 35.6 C. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Five-year-old Lachlan Douglas plays at the Cheam Centre Spray Park on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Record-breaking heat Wednesday in Chilliwack, says weather observer

Wednesday also marked the 38th day of drought, since only a paltry 6.8 mm fell on Aug. 3

Five-year-old Lachlan Douglas plays at the Cheam Centre Spray Park on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)