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There's a surprisingly large amount of rain in the forecast, it'd likely be enough to keep the danger rating down until September if that much does fall.

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Today A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers early this morning and risk of a thunderstorm. Clearing this morning. Hazy this afternoon. High 36. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight Clear. Hazy this evening. Low 13.

Fri, 14 Aug Increasing cloudiness. Showers or thunderstorms beginning early in the afternoon. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 29.
Night Showers or thunderstorms. Low 15.

Sat, 15 Aug Showers. High 20.
Night Cloudy periods with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 10.

Sun, 16 Aug Sunny. High 26.
Night Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 12.

Mon, 17 Aug Showers. High 24.
Night Cloudy periods. Low 13.

Tue, 18 Aug Sunny. High 28.
Night Clear. Low 14.

Wed, 19 Aug A mix of sun and cloud. High 27.
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It'll be very windy today but there's a good possibility of precipitation tomorrow.
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Here's the forecast as we head towards the end of summer. We're going to get some wet weather starting this weekend and continuing into next week.

Kelowna

Today Mainly sunny. Widespread smoke. High 23. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight A few clouds. Widespread smoke. Low 10.

Tue, 25 Aug Sunny. Widespread smoke. High 24.
Night Cloudy periods. Low 9.

Wed, 26 Aug Sunny. High 29.
Night Cloudy periods. Low 12.

Thu, 27 Aug A mix of sun and cloud. High 29.
Night Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 14.

Fri, 28 Aug A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 27.
Night Cloudy periods. Low 14.

Sat, 29 Aug Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 23.
Night Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 13.

Sun, 30 Aug Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 22.
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Environment Canada is smoking crack (or possibly just forest fire smoke). They say the UV index will be 6 today, but that's complete garbage. Unless that smoke clears it won't be any more than 3. yesterday it only got to 1.0.

BTW, the south Okanagan had cooler temperatures relative to normal yesterday because of the smoke. Fire danger rating is still high though.

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Been watching the Environment Canada weather and satellite for past few days. The forecast has gone from 14 days of sunshine to starting Friday up to 7 days of some sort of rains in the forecast. A system moving in from the south west looks like lots of moisture. Lets hope for a complete collapse of this high system over southern BC as well as Washington and Idaho.
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Oops doubled up
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Yeah, it's gonna rain. Probably the end of the fire season. Cooler temperatures and rain usually mean the end of summer.
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The death of summer.
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The forcast is still looking grim and rainy. Early summer ends early, I guess.
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February: Nice to go to the Winter carnival parade and not have to bundle up. Odd to have no snow for Carnival.

March: Some of the trees are in bloom already.

April: It's an early summer.

May: The weather is just awesome. So warm for May.

June: More awesome. Glad to see we don't have our usual June rain.

July: Love the hot weather. What are they doing, telling us to not use so much water? We have lakefulls.

August: It's too smoky. Somebody oughta do sumthing.
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Is't what the fire danger rating looks like today:
dr Aug 26 2015.png


here's what it looked like last year:
DR - Aug 26 2014.gif



And here is what it looked like 5 years ago:
DR Aug 26 2010.gif
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Quailize wrote:The forcast is still looking grim and rainy. Early summer ends early, I guess.


We get it! It's going to rain the next few days. OMG.
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Pathetic light rain in N. Glenmore right now, that won't even put out a match.
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smoked_out wrote:Pathetic light rain in N. Glenmore right now, that won't even put out a match.

It's just starting. The big rain will be tomorrow. Here is the danger rating and temperature from yesterday. Even by this afternoon things will be much different.

dr Aug 27 2015 and temp.png


EDIT: Here's an interesting graph of the largest coastal fires:

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Well a bit of rain has started to fall. Coming in slow so far which is a good thing. Maybe by tonight we will have a slow steady drizzle. Lets hope for that at least. Heading out to the bush now, hope it is widespread.
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