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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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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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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

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

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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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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

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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

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No rain = no good, eh?

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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

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

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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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You can combine them all if you'd like.
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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

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Sure sounds good.

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