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I don't know how you'd be able to identify new fires with smoke this thick. Seems like a nasty combination with the wind.
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By smell....fresh smoke > big smoke :up:
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Not only campfires are banned in Vernon parks and public places, but barbecues are forbidden as well.

Vernon Fire Rescue Services says fire appliances, such as portable barbecues or camp stoves that use liquefied or solid fuel, are prohibited in all city parks and open spaces due to the extreme risk of wildfire in the region.

Liquefied and solid fuels include seasoned wood, charcoal briquettes, propane or natural gas.

The ban remains in place until further notice.

The maximum fine for a fire in a public place is $200. A summary conviction for any infraction in the park could result in a maximum fine of $10,000.

The ban does not extend to barbecues on private property.

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:-X Time to ban cats too. He was probably smoking. [icon_lol2.gif]

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Supposed to be some very strong winds just south of the border today. EC says only 20km here in kelowna though.
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There was crazy wind in the Chilcotin yesterday. >30km/h >30 degrees <30% humidity. The perfect formula for extreme fire activity.

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Most of the southern half of the Kamloops fire district is only "high" right now. I suspect that this is in large part because of the smoke keeping the temperatures down. Remember, the high-pressure system that was over us two days ago was supposed to create 40 degree heat. Even higher in the Fraser Canyon. And yet no one in the Kamloops fire district rose above 36.

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Glacier wrote:Most of the southern half of the Kamloops fire district is only "high" right now. I suspect that this is in large part because of the smoke keeping the temperatures down. Remember, the high-pressure system that was over us two days ago was supposed to create 40 degree heat. Even higher in the Fraser Canyon. And yet no one in the Kamloops fire district rose above 36.

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tsayta wrote:Usually when glacier posts this chart, it rains a few days later

Well there's actually a chance of showers tonight, tomorrow, and tomorrow night on the immediate eastern side of the Coast Mountains (Fraser Canyon, Chilcotin, Smithers).

I took a picture of the moon tonight because it's red from the smoke...

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I'm fairly certain the fire situation in the cariboo will calm down quite a bit starting Sunday. The forecasted rain for that day looks widespread. The proceeding cooler temperatures will help as well.
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Yup, I agree. Yesterday was probably the peak extreme fire danger in the Cariboo. 28 of 29 weather stations were extreme! One station short of a shutout! There just had to be that one station east of Anahim Lake way up on top of some mountain at 1600m elevation that ruined it for everyone else!

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BTW, the fire danger rating forecast shows that the Quesnel-Nazko area (northeast part of the Cariboo) will get hit with rain dropping the rating down to moderate, but the western areas aren't expected to get much if any rain.
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The rain forecasted and lower temps won't put the fire out but will reduce the fire behavior so we won't be seeing the explosive growth we did in the past. Might give the front line people a chance to do some controlled burns and get these fires under control....so long as there either no or favorable wind.
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There's some substantial winds forecasted for the cariboo tomorrow ahead of the rain tomorrow night.
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Frisk wrote:There's some substantial winds forecasted for the cariboo tomorrow ahead of the rain tomorrow night.


... and I see the remnants of last nights spark show over northern Oregon tracking right into tomorrow nights showers. I'm not going to be too surprised to see the forecasts evolve a bit in the next few hours.
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My post, copied and pasted from another thread:

There are conflicting reports as to the amount of precipitation between the Weather Office and the Weather Network. My sources are indicating, in the Kamloops area to the west, maybe 1-4mm, best chance Saturday night to Sunday. That will barely get through the canopy in most of the areas. A bit more forecasted in the Okanagan, and even less in the Cariboo.

Temps cooling off to mid to high 20's starting on Sunday. No real significant precipitation for the next to weeks. The incidents in question will need at least 30+ mm to have a significant impact, before we will see more progress than what has already occurred. Basically, we need a good ol' costal drenching. Not going to happen short term.

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