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You see that big band of smoke in your photo?

Lol... well, I know you're going to find this hard to believe, but the models appear to be off this afternoon and somewhere up around 850 hpa the atmosphere is shifting the upper level winds hard to the south. Hmm, imagine that - a forecast that's wrong. Anyway, if this trend continues, you'll be seeing that big band of smoke soon enough.

As long as cool creek keeps cooking up the way it is, I might see a bit of milky white/blueish sky again before the day is out.

Might suck to be ferri though.

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I found today much better in terms of smoke but this evening the smoke is wafting into our house. I can't wait for the smoke map to show a big improvement. This is getting really annoying!

ETA: This morning the smoke is at its worst!
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Near surface smoke:

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Vertically integrated smoke:

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Think I'm gonna go outside & have a smoke. [icon_lol2.gif]
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Woodenhead wrote:Think I'm gonna go outside & have a smoke.


Yeah, go ahead, just don't go and smoke that stinky pot stuff. It devalues the neighbouring properties' value and makes the kids act all funny and hungry. :smt045
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Wait a sec, Vancouver Island isn't covered in smoke? I can fly to Victoria and breath again?
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Just got home from the Island ,was smokey there too. Not as bad but still smokey.
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Vernon is a lot smokier than that map indicates.
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Silverstarqueen wrote:Vernon is a lot smokier than that map indicates.

Yup, the Tweedsmuir Park Smoke Freight Train is hitting us head-on. Today's satellite picture...

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I wondered from which direction, the Monashee or lumby, I can't see the top of the hill right next to me.
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Queen K wrote:Wait a sec, Vancouver Island isn't covered in smoke? I can fly to Victoria and breath again?


Nope, don't do it. By the time you get there it'll be smokey... things, they are a changing as we speak.
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Glacier wrote:Yup, the Tweedsmuir Park Smoke Freight Train is hitting us head-on. Today's satellite picture...


There might be some light in this tunnel the Tweedsmuir Smoke train is currently traveling thru. I'm starting to come to the conclusion most of forecasters think smoke gets carried in the surface winds. As long as the Tweedsmuir train keeps cooking up a good column we could get some relief.

Already some indication the higher smoke is getting dragged offshore and the models I'm looking at suggest that could become a trend till Tuesday.

Fingers crossed and I don't offer any guaranties, and everything is subject to change all the time.


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Silverstarqueen wrote:Vernon is a lot smokier than that map indicates.


It's a 4 hour delay. I've found it to be quite accurate. The wider view is quite interesting to check periodically, IMO.

Here's a nice side-by-side pic from the bridge - clear day vs. Aug. 18 :


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Drip_Torch wrote:
Queen K wrote:Wait a sec, Vancouver Island isn't covered in smoke? I can fly to Victoria and breath again?


Nope, don't do it. By the time you get there it'll be smokey... things, they are a changing as we speak.


Yes, that was confirmed last night, someones hubby was trying to escape smoke in Whistler and lo and behold, it rolled in to the Island the day he got there.
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He could have taken it home with himself, it is quite thick this morning. Cleared up for a day a couple days ago. Quite a few fires on the Island though too, and we're on level 4 water restrictions.

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