It's that time of year again.

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Took at quick look at the forecasts for some of the cities in BC & it looks like there will be rain falling in a lot of places over the next few days.
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Looks like there might be a thunderstorm headed towards Vernon?
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Maybe kelowna as well?
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Looks like we might see some severe thunderstorms today. There's also a 100% chance of rain + thunderstorms tonight.
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well they were 0 for 3 last week, lets wait and see, I love thunder
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well so much for that 0 for 4 ,
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The warm weather is forecasted to return this week so we might see the fire danger bounce back up again. It's the opposite situation in the Cariboo, Prince George & Northwest fire centres as cooler temps and possibly rain will likely lower the fire risk in those areas.
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Quailize wrote:The warm weather is forecasted to return this week so we might see the fire danger bounce back up again. It's the opposite situation in the Cariboo, Prince George & Northwest fire centres as cooler temps and possibly rain will likely lower the fire risk in those areas.

They would welcome the rain. My mom lives in the "red" area, and she hasn't had any rain to speak of since June. Besides the 30% chance of showers tomorrow, she is not forecast to get any precipitation this week. Places further east where the fire danger rating is not so bad are forecast to get wetter and cooler, however.
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It rained in the northeast part of BC today. I'm guessing this system will probably move through BC & make its way towards Alberta.
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Current fire bans still in place (click to make larger):

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Current fire danger rating:

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How is it the maps with same date look so different?
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Fancy wrote:How is it the maps with same date look so different?

Quailize's map shows yesterday's precipitation while mine shows fire danger rating.
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Thanks - should have put my glasses on.
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The fire danger rating will spike really quickly if we continue to see conditions like this.
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Quailize wrote:The fire danger rating will spike really quickly if we continue to see conditions like this.

The operative word being "if." The thing is people way smarter than us have figured out that this will not be the case. This is why the Coastal Fire ban will end tomorrow at 4, and the Northwest Fire ban will end today at 4. This will only leave the Chilcotin Fire ban in place, and even that one will be lifted next week IF the forecast is even remotely accurate.

The "red" is going to disappear over the next few days...

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