Here in beautiful British Columbia, the weather can vary from bitter cold in the Peace Country to blizzards in the Interior, rain in Vancouver and sunny skies in Victoria. Another day could see fog banks drifting along the outer coast while the Fraser Valley cooks and thunderstorms rumble through the Okanagan. Join BC meteorologist Rob Pigott as he explores the ever-fascinating subject of our weather: * Major influences on the climate here, including the Pacific Ocean, El Nino, the Arctic, and the many microclimates created by our mountain ranges * The impact of weather on forest fires and avalanches * Typical cloud patterns, snowflakes, raindrops, hailstones and sleet * Extreme weather throughout BC's history * Weather forecasting techniques and equipment * Implications of trends such as global warming * Colour photos, charts, illustrations and maps throughout.
About the authors
BILL HUME started his career in atmospheric sciences in 1971 with Environment Canada in Toronto. He attained a Master's degree in meteorology from the University of Alberta in 1975 and has spent most of his working career in Edmonton and Calgary. He has experience in most aspects of meteorology including weather forecasting, climatology, air quality science and atmospheric research. He has taught meteorology at the University of Alberta and served on several national committees including the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Now retired, Bill lives with his wife Judy in Edmonton.