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Re: Fire danger

Postby tsayta » Jul 5th, 2017, 5:22 pm

Glacier wrote:14%? That's SUPER high. Kamloops is less than half that.

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Re: Fire danger

Postby Frisk » Jul 5th, 2017, 5:30 pm

Glacier wrote:14%? That's SUPER high. Kamloops is less than half that.

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Re: Fire danger

Postby Glacier » Jul 5th, 2017, 6:00 pm

Frisk wrote:Wow that's crazy

The forestry station at Lone Butte showed 1% last week, though I don't think the forestry stations are as accurate as the Environment Canada stations. Plus, automated stations are extremely inaccurate below 10%. https://questioningthedata.wordpress.co ... he-charts/
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Re: Fire danger

Postby whitecandle » Jul 5th, 2017, 7:39 pm

And Environment Canada is showing 24% humidity in Kelowna. One of these days, the weatherman will get it right.

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Re: Fire danger

Postby Glacier » Jul 5th, 2017, 9:07 pm

whitecandle wrote:And Environment Canada is showing 24% humidity in Kelowna. One of these days, the weatherman will get it right.

http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-48_metric_e.html

What are they getting wrong? It's now closer to 50%, but that's perfectly normal for this time of night. By morning will be 70 -80% which is also normal. Tomorrow afternoon it will be 15% or so.
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Re: Fire danger

Postby Relentless » Jul 5th, 2017, 11:48 pm

Campfire Ban coming soon....
Maybe even Friday!
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Re: Fire danger

Postby JagXKR » Jul 6th, 2017, 8:47 am

Yesterday and day before. When the new one comes out at 2pm today I expect even more red. Maybe by the end of this extended dry spell the whole southern half will be completely red. Yikes.
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Re: Fire danger

Postby Glacier » Jul 6th, 2017, 8:55 am

I think the red will start shrinking back within 2 days. Tomorrow is forecast to be 5 degrees cooler than today in many parts of the red, and by the end of the week rain.

BTW, the red dot in the northwest is Telegraph Creek. It's much warmer than drier than anywhere else in the northwest. Great microclimate for growing things that don't grow anywhere else within 500 km.
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Re: Fire danger

Postby Glacier » Jul 6th, 2017, 12:37 pm

Very dry now!!! Danger rating and relative humidity maps for today...

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Re: Fire danger

Postby JagXKR » Jul 6th, 2017, 12:58 pm

I don't think it will shrink back. I think it will be bigger tomorrow and by the time we do get some moisture it will be all red. Heat keeps the red growing but only moisture will get rid of it. We are sitting on a can of gasoline with the careless ready to light it up.
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Re: Fire danger

Postby gman313 » Jul 7th, 2017, 3:00 pm

There is a ton of lightning right now in central bc. I couldn't figure out how to screen shot from environment Canada but there are plenty of storms. I would expect lots of fires in the caribou
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Re: Fire danger

Postby Glacier » Jul 7th, 2017, 3:21 pm

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Re: Fire danger

Postby GordonH » Jul 7th, 2017, 3:51 pm

Wow, Ashcroft, 100 Mile House & Williams Lake. Central BC is getting hit badly
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Re: Fire danger

Postby Glacier » Jul 7th, 2017, 4:21 pm

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Re: Fire danger

Postby tsayta » Jul 7th, 2017, 4:22 pm

Here comes the okanagan smoke. Drifting in from south
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