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Finally some rain.. in the Okanagan anyways. Lightning too

PostPosted: Sep 8th, 2017, 8:27 pm
by brandon_18
Finally a bit of rain. Hopefully it helps out the fire situation a little bit. Only concerning thing is I keep seeing lightning strikes all around Kelowna.

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PostPosted: Sep 8th, 2017, 8:37 pm
by Catsumi
Here in the BX area of vernon, it's a steady drizzle with no lightning.

Manna from heaven!!

Yippee! :130:

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PostPosted: Sep 8th, 2017, 8:41 pm
by Woodenhead
Not a drop here. (Joe RIch)

We needed 2 rain threads?

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PostPosted: Sep 8th, 2017, 10:13 pm
by Relentless
Woodenhead wrote:Not a drop here. (Joe RIch)

We needed 2 rain threads?

You didn't get any?
We got 20 minutes of rain, about 4mm fell in Rutland

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PostPosted: Sep 8th, 2017, 10:22 pm
by brandon_18
ya there was a quite a bit here too. Still lightning strikes about one every 5-6 minutes. Looks like it is coming from Glenmore or Winfield area.

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PostPosted: Sep 8th, 2017, 10:34 pm
by Frisk
It was a fairly narrow but long thunderstorm band that moved north north-east across the central okanagan. Looks like no rain at the Brenda mines and Joe rich but quite a decent downpour between those areas. Looks like finlay creek got soaked.
I don't think the lightning will really matter much at this point. The fire season typically ends quite abruptly and I think this is it.

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PostPosted: Sep 8th, 2017, 10:40 pm
by brandon_18
It's so dry out there though. A bit of rain isn't gonna be enough to soak everything....

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PostPosted: Sep 8th, 2017, 10:58 pm
by Frisk
brandon_18 wrote:It's so dry out there though. A bit of rain isn't gonna be enough to soak everything....


It doesn't really take much rain once we get late into the fire season. Later afternoon recovery times combined with some rain usually brings things to an end pretty quickly.

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PostPosted: Sep 8th, 2017, 11:09 pm
by trapp
In terms of fire control ... not much rain. Couple warm days and we are dry again. Certainly the higher humidities and good overnight recoveries help a lot also. I will get a good idea of how wide spread the rain was on Kelowna side of the Zone on my patrol tomorrow.

Remember folks the campfire ban is still on, as well as no ATV's and stay to main roads in the back country. A bit more rain and possibly the ATV and road restrictions would change.

We really need a widespread rain lasting a couple of days instead of these scattered showers.

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PostPosted: Sep 8th, 2017, 11:24 pm
by Woodenhead
What rain? IDK what you people are on about.


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PostPosted: Sep 9th, 2017, 8:57 am
by brandon_18
Supposed to have some more rain again today. This is great news.

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PostPosted: Sep 9th, 2017, 10:42 am
by Scowl
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PostPosted: Sep 10th, 2017, 8:24 pm
by trapp
Everywhere I traveled on Saturday received a good splash of rain. Today the roads are already dusty. The grass in the mornings is wet from the overnight recovery and at the high elevations is still wet in the afternoon. Hopefully some more rain on the way soon.

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PostPosted: Sep 10th, 2017, 10:54 pm
by Woodenhead