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Second half of this week is going to be a cooker.

Today Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h late this morning. High 24. UV index 5 or moderate.
Tonight Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 11.

Tue, 28 Jul A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 26.
Night Clear. Low 11.

Wed, 29 Jul Sunny. High 31.
Night Clear. Low 11.

Thu, 30 Jul Sunny. High 34.
Night Clear. Low 12.

Fri, 31 Jul Sunny. High 34.
Night Clear. Low 15.

Sat, 1 Aug Sunny. High 34.
Night Clear. Low 16.

Sun, 2 Aug Sunny. High 34.
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Quailize wrote:What danger rating?

It looks like the only extreme dry spots are Chetwynd, Middle Lake, and Tatla Lake.
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Here's a 2015, 2009 and 2003 comparison. It's crazy how quickly things can turn around.
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The forecast keeps on getting hotter, 35C now predicted for Friday & Sunday.

Today Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers this morning. Clearing this morning. High 27. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight Clear. Low 12.

Wed, 29 Jul Sunny. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h late in the morning. High 30.
Night Clear. Low 11.

Thu, 30 Jul Sunny. High 34.
Night Clear. Low 10.

Fri, 31 Jul Sunny. High 35.
Night Clear. Low 13.

Sat, 1 Aug Sunny. High 34.
Night Clear. Low 17.

Sun, 2 Aug Sunny. High 35.
Night Clear. Low 17.

Mon, 3 Aug Sunny. High 34.
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Don't let the recent rain deceive you, with the conditions forecasted it won't be long before we're back under the high / extreme rating again.
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Some areas of the okanagan are already at a high danger rating.
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Over the longer term most of the foliage visible in the Okanagan Valleys will be gone. Fires will be part of the reason due to increasingly high temperatures and lessening rainfall. Take a drive through Northern Arizona if you want to visualize the Okanagan around 2050. Note the elevations at which the trees start ... and end.

Green patches will depend on available irregation, as in California at the moment.
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Donald G wrote:Over the longer term most of the foliage visible in the Okanagan Valleys will be gone.

If so, it will migrate northward. If you like Okanagan weather, then you will have to live in Prince George.

Here's a question for you: why are there rattlesnakes in Kamloops and rattlesnakes in Vernon, but none in between? How did the rattlesnakes get to Kamloops? Here's my answer: because in the past the world was much hotter and drier than it is today, so rattlesnakes were living in Falkland, Monte Lake, etc., and then as the world cooled, their range contracted to what it is today.
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Temperatures will drop later next week and it looks like we'll get some rain. Very hot until then.
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To Glacier ...

The latest estimate is that the equatorial winds will move present weather patterns 300 to 500 MILES north and south of the equator. That is aside from the effects that conditions such as terrain, elevations and distance from the ocean have on local weather. Canada and Russia will be one of only two countries in the world that will keep their food producing ability and water requirements.
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Smoke from the Cisco road or Cougar Creek fire is visible west of the valley.
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Lots of small chances for precipitation, hopefully it'll add up to something. 30+30+30+30+60+60+30 = 270% chance of rain, right? Haha I wish nature worked that way. But in all seriousness I truly hope it'll rain.

Tonight Partly cloudy. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 16.

Mon, 3 Aug Cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers late in the morning and in the afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h early in the afternoon. High 29. UV index 4 or moderate.
Night Clearing late in the evening. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Low 15.

Tue, 4 Aug A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 30.
Night Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 13.

Wed, 5 Aug A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23.
Night Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12.

Thu, 6 Aug Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 23.
Night Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 14.

Fri, 7 Aug A mix of sun and cloud. High 26.
Night Clear. Low 14.

Sat, 8 Aug Sunny. High 28.
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Top half of province is wet, bottom half is very dry.
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There's a possibility of thunderstorms tomorrow followed by a 100% chance of rain on thursday.
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"100 per cent chance"....is that a oxymoron ?

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