It's that time of year again.

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Re: It's that time of year again.

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Awfully smoky outside this evening. I can barely see across the lake.
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Quailize wrote:Awfully smoky outside this evening. I can barely see across the lake.

By reading the provincial fire protection grafts (from the above posts kindly provided by Glacier), you should know that with the current fires all around us and no air movement, that the smoke will be settling in the valley. We all know it's smoky out.
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I wonder if that's why it didn't get very warm in the valley today. Osoyoos was not hotter than Abbotsford, for example. Smoke tends to keep the temperatures down.
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We are on a severe thunderstorm watch at the moment.
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It looks like it's going to rain and that it''s cloudy but it's just the smoke....
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It's already raining...

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It's difficult to tell the difference between smoke and rain.
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Glacier wrote:It's already raining...


Not raining here though the skies are grey.
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Quailize wrote:It's difficult to tell the difference between smoke and rain.


From a distance, that is. If it's raining right on your head then it's pretty obvious.
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really need and want rain!
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Yes, and we will get quite a bit on Wednesday. What really needs rain the red line of extreme. The highway is closed between where my wife is today and where I am. If they don't a handle the forest fire that has shut down the highway I might have to get re-married. All because we didn't get enough rain.

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100% chance of rain tonight, which seems like pretty good odds to me.
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http://weather.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html?id=XSS

The rain clouds are coming up from the south, you can see them starting to show up on the radar.
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Quailize wrote:100% chance of rain tonight, which seems like pretty good odds to me.

Actually, it's 40%.
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Glacier wrote:Actually, it's 40%.


Nada. 40% this evening and 100% overnight.


Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers early this evening. Showers beginning late this evening. Risk of a thunderstorm this evening and overnight. Local amount 10 to 15 mm. Local smoke. Low 18.

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