Western Australia’s spring weather was cool and wet, but Perth and the South West missed out on extra rainfall

Moisture-fuelled troughs in early September and October have helped deliver Western Australia’s wettest spring in nearly 50 years, with cool temperatures dominating the state. Key points: WA has recorded its second wettest spring on record But rainfall in Perth and the South West was below average A scorching summer is forecast for WA Figures from the … Read more

Alberta gets 2nd grid alert in 3 days as mercury drops

For the second time in a week, Alberta’s electricity system controllers issued a warning that the grid is under extra stress. In the grid alert posted on social media, the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) said “cold temperatures, low wind and generation challenges” prompted an alert just before 5 p.m. on Thursday. “Albertans may see … Read more

Icy cold, wind and a chance of more snow in the forecast for parts of B.C. – BC

A high pressure system over British Columbia is pushing arctic air and bitter cold to several parts of the province, along with the potential for snow and wind on Friday. Environment Canada says an extreme cold warning is up for B.C.’s Peace River regions with forecasts of wind chill values to -40 C. Arctic outflow … Read more

Should Calgary dismantle its Plus 15 skywalk network? – Calgary

Fifteen feet above ground, Calgary is buzzing. Inside’s Calgary’s Plus 15 network is an extensive network of shops, businesses, buskers and downtown commuters. And that has some wondering if the city shouldn’t bring the benefits that come with two-foot traffic down to the ground. “It’s not just taking the life off the street,” said Byron … Read more

Crashing and sliding: Videos capture road chaos as snow blankets parts of B.C.

For many B.C. residents on Tuesday evening, it was chaos on Metro Vancouver’s roads and highways as snow fell across the region. Cars and buses were involved in crashes as tires failed to grip icy roadways. Read more: ‘We cannot handle it:’ Drivers trapped, cars abandoned as snow falls on B.C.’s roads Read More ‘We … Read more

Atlantic hurricane season ends with 14 named storms

MIAMI (AP) — An Atlantic hurricane season that had 14 named storms officially ended on Wednesday, leaving residents in the Florida Keys to celebrate even as others around Florida and Puerto Rico continue to grapple with the damage caused by Hurricanes Ian, Nicole and Fiona. The 2022 season had an unusually calm first half but … Read more

Highway 2 reopens after multiple collisions closed northbound lanes near Red Deer

Update: As of 4 p.m., RCMP said the highway was clear and traffic flow had resumed. They said road conditions remained poor and motorists were advised to drive carefully. Multiple collisions on the Queen Elizabeth 2 Highway near Highway 11 and Highway 11a overpasses near Red Deer were blocking northbound lanes Wednesday afternoon. RCMP and … Read more

‘We cannot handle it:’ Drivers trapped, cars abandoned as snow falls on B.C.’s roads

It was commuter chaos on the roads and highways around Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Tuesday as the region was hit with the first big snowstorm of the season. Many drivers were forced to abandon their vehicles and try to make it home another way, while others were trapped in their cars for hours. … Read more

Landslide leaves at least two dead and dozens missing in Brazil

CNN  —  A landslide in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná killed at least two people and left dozens missing on Wednesday, according to officials. A landslide, which followed heavy rainfall, affected Brazil’s BR-376 highway, CNNE reports. Authorities believe mud buried six trailers, and up to 15 vehicles on the highway, as it tumbled on … Read more

Dispatchers get accidental 911 calls from skiers because of iPhone crash technology

Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes PARK CITY — New crash technology may trigger iPhones to dial 911, even if the user doesn’t need help. Summit County dispatchers are seeing an uptick in accidental emergency calls from skiers. The technology is designed to detect severe car crashes, but it’s often accidentally activated at ski resorts. If … Read more