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Postby Woodenhead » Jul 3rd, 2015, 10:11 am

It is going to be a hot sunny and dry weekend. Temps in the 30's. Barely any chance for rain. Don't go flicking your smoke out the window.

Just thought you should know.
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Re: Hot sunny dry weekend

Postby Wildfire 3 » Jul 3rd, 2015, 10:20 am

We were on our way home yesterday from the Osoyoos fires, passing an old roadside burn near OK Falls and some lady in a truck flicked her lit cigarette butt out the window onto the road, right in front of us. Ridiculous.
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Re: Hot sunny dry weekend

Postby Star Light » Jul 3rd, 2015, 10:25 am

Woodenhead wrote:It is going to be a hot sunny and dry weekend. Temps in the 30's. Barely any chance for rain. Don't go flicking your smoke out the window.

Just thought you should know.


Ta for the weather update Woodenhead, knew You'd be posting something about this. lol

On a more serious note......well said re: no flicking smokes out the window. *thumbs up*
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No rain = no good

Postby Frisk » Jul 4th, 2015, 8:43 am

The potential rain we had forecasted for tuesday dissipated. Maybe something else will develop but for right now, it's dry.

Today Sunny. Wind becoming north 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 31. UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight Clear. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 16.

Sun, 5 Jul Sunny. Wind becoming north 20 km/h early in the afternoon. High 33.
Night Clear. Low 12.

Mon, 6 Jul Sunny. High 35.
Night Clear. Low 14.

Tue, 7 Jul Sunny. High 35.
Night Clear. Low 13.

Wed, 8 Jul Sunny. High 35.
Night Clear. Low 18.

Thu, 9 Jul Sunny. High 35.
Night Clear. Low 17.

Fri, 10 Jul Sunny. High 32.
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Re: No rain = no good

Postby TreeGuy » Jul 4th, 2015, 8:48 am

And Hot! Well above seasonal norms.
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Re: No rain = no good

Postby ShannonG » Jul 4th, 2015, 8:54 am

This is just going to be one of those summers where you hunker down and keep an eye on the hills. No extended camping trips for me this year!
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Re: No rain = no good

Postby Barney Google » Jul 4th, 2015, 9:19 am

Even if we got a huge deluge it wouldn't be enough to dampen things down enough. We'd need a good rain for over a week to get things to a point of being comfortable. ShannonG you are right in saying its gonna be one of those summers...hot, hot, hot and eyes to the hills and skies. Just hope to all that is 'Divine' that people use their heads out in, around and near the bush.
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Re: No rain = no good

Postby Frisk » Jul 4th, 2015, 9:38 am

We don't necessarily need a huge rain storm, just more consistent small ones. If it rained 10mm every week that would amount to the average rainfall that we receive in July. Obviously the danger rating would still be moderate - high and there would still be fires but the small amounts of moisture in the fuels would likely prevent them from getting really bad. Instead of getting 40mm of rain all in one day and the rest of the month is dry, that doesn't work.

We can't control the weather, however we can prevent human caused fires from starting. If some people weren't so clueless and selfish maybe we'd be able to enjoy the awesome sunny skies without having to deal with fires.

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Re: No rain = no good

Postby Woodenhead » Jul 4th, 2015, 10:25 am

No rain = no good, eh?

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Re: No rain = no good

Postby Triple 6 » Jul 4th, 2015, 10:44 am

I'm pretty sure we get a lot of sun/heat/no rain here. It is summer. Why are people so shocked?
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Re: No rain = no good

Postby Frisk » Jul 4th, 2015, 11:40 am

Not shocked, just vigilant.
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Re: No rain = no good

Postby Triple 6 » Jul 4th, 2015, 11:43 am

Quailize wrote:Not shocked, just vigilant.


perhaps you can find a thread that you've already started about weather, dryness and add to those. We don't need a new thread popping up constantly with weather info.
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Re: No rain = no good

Postby Frisk » Jul 4th, 2015, 11:44 am

You can combine them all if you'd like.
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Re: No rain = no good

Postby Triple 6 » Jul 4th, 2015, 11:47 am

Quailize wrote:You can combine them all if you'd like.


I'm not going to. But please don't start any new threads with such. Let's keep it to one.
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Re: No rain = no good

Postby Frisk » Jul 4th, 2015, 11:49 am

Sure sounds good.
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