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Kamloops forecast, 40 on Saturday and 41 on Sunday.

Today A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming west 20 km/h this afternoon. High 29. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight Partly cloudy. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 15.

Thu, 25 Jun A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming sunny near noon. High 34.
Night Clear. Low 17.

Fri, 26 Jun Sunny. High 37.
Night Clear. Low 20.

Sat, 27 Jun Sunny. High 40.
Night Clear. Low 21.

Sun, 28 Jun Sunny. High 41.
Night Clear. Low 21.

Mon, 29 Jun Sunny. High 36.
Night Clear. Low 20.

Tue, 30 Jun Sunny. High 36.
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It won't happen. The hottest temperature ever recorded in BC in June is 41 degrees, that was in Lytton way back in 1942. Kamloops has hit 41 in mid to late July, but not outside of that range.

If you think the Kamloops forecast is insane check out Cranbrook. 39 degrees in Cranbrook is 3 degrees hotter than it has ever been there, and given the elevation difference, this would be equivalent to 45 degrees in Kelowna and Kamloops.
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Quailize wrote:Campfire ban will probably come into effect within the next 10 days.


Surprised is hasn't been implemented yet.
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Tacklewasher wrote:Surprised is hasn't been implemented yet.

Fire danger rating isn't that bad.... yet.

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I'm still hopeful it will rain sometime this week.
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The rain we had recently didn't do squat. We need days of it.
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Fancy wrote:The rain we had recently didn't do squat. We need days of it.


All it takes is one good thunderstorm to lower the rating for a while. The one we had last summer on July 23rd was pretty good, it took the danger rating 2 weeks to bounce back after that.
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Not if lightning from thunderstorms causes more fires.
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Remember that we've only had 600 fires so far this year, and an average year has over 1,800 fires so we will likely be getting hundreds more. Fire is good so long as it doesn't burn down homes.
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Honestly, all things considered, it doesn't look too bad. We've seen worse, unless you live in the Northwest Territories, but I think that is mostly due to limited weather stations producing an inaccurate map. It's probably not as bad as it looks. Southern California still very dry.
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Quailize wrote:Honestly, all things considered, it doesn't look too bad. We've seen worse, unless you live in the Northwest Territories, but I think that is mostly due to limited weather stations producing an inaccurate map. It's probably not as bad as it looks. Southern California still very dry.

Different jurisdictions have different methods for calculating fire danger rating. Yes, it is that dry in the NWT. It's completely parched up there, and very hot. Between the NWT and northern Alberta, they have been some of the hottest places in Canada lately. Here is the list of hottest places in Canada yesterday:

1 Osoyoos = 31.6° C
2 Lillooet = 31.0° C
3 Ashcroft = 30.7° C
3 Penticton = 30.7° C
5 Kamloops = 30.6° C
6 Garden River, AB = 30.5° C
6 Mildred Lake, AB = 30.5° C

8 Kelowna = 30.4° C
9 Fort McMurray, AB 30.2° C
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https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-48_metric_e.html

There's a 40% chance of rain on Monday but other than that it's not looking too good.
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It's looking great because Kelowna broke the top 5 yesterday, and this hardly ever happens. In fact, Fort Liard, NWT is more likely to be the hottest spot in Canada than Kelowna is.

1 Osoyoos = 35.2° C
2 Warfield = 34.8° C
3 Ashcroft = 34.7° C
4 Nakusp = 33.7° C
5 Kelowna = 33.6° C
5 Penticton = 33.6° C
7 Creston = 33.5° C
8 Nelson =33.3° C
9 Lytton = 33.2° C
10 Kamloops = 33.1° C

Looking pretty dry out there...

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