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 Post subject: VERY VERY SMOKEY
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:07 am 
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This isn't audio, but crap is it ever smokey today with all the fires in BC...I think I will have a coffee and listen to some tunes!!

I cant see any sky at all and you can barely see the sun. My windows are open once in a while you get the campfire smell


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 Post subject: Re: VERY VERY SMOKEY
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:26 am 
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The air quality index is 10+ for Vernon today and everything smells like a campfire. I couldn't see the lake or valleys on my daily hill walk. The first photo is 2 days ago and the second is yesterday taken from the same mountain.


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 Post subject: Re: VERY VERY SMOKEY
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:34 am 
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Yikes, bad all over I guess. I am surrounded by mountains and I cant see any.
We didn't get much rain, some sprinkles, that's about it.


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This valley and mountains should be visible in the 2nd pic.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:43 am 
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...I recall visiting my in-laws in Kelowna when fires were raging in the area...they were in Westbank just up from the lake...didn't seem like we were affected...but once back on The Coast...we'd unpack and realize all our clothes had that wood fire smell...stay safe...

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I’m in Victoria right now and I can’t believe the slight haze around the city from the forest fires just north of Duncan. I’m heading up to Whistler for Crankworx tomorrow via a private sea plane and will get some first hand looks of the fires.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:57 am 
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brf wrote:
I’m in Victoria right now and I can’t believe the slight haze around the city from the forest fires just north of Duncan. I’m heading up to Whistler for Crankworx tomorrow via a private sea plane and will get some first hand looks of the fires.


...I've made that flight but in a little Cessna...beautiful...a little wind can make it a lot of fun... :D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:09 am 
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Pics from DT Kelowna today.


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The Calgary and East-Central Alberta areas have been exceptionally hazy over the last few days. I feel like I've smoked a couple packs of cigarettes at the conclusion of my daily bike rides. Can't imagine the conditions for those living closer to the action.

The fire season in the west (and elsewhere) seem to be worsening over the last couple of years.....


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:49 am 
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selkirk wrote:

The fire season in the west (and elsewhere) seem to be worsening over the last couple of years.....

Ran into this near The Pickerel/French Rivers 10 days ago heading north on Hwy. 69, to-wards the French River,south of Sudbury.The Parry Sound forest fire was 6 km west of 69 at this point.....the river pic. is 70 km west of us.Forty years of travelling into this area,nothing remotely close to the scale of this fire,now more than 11,000 hectares.
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Timelapse of DT Kelowna w&w/o the smoke as seen from Knox Mtn.

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-233796-1-.htm#233796

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I just got back from my daily hike and things are looking better, almost as clear as the Knox mountain footage. Yesterday 1000 ft ascent felt like 2000 ft but this evening it was business as usual. Even with the smoke BC has stunning scenery...I love this place.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:17 pm 
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James_W wrote:
The air quality index is 10+ for Vernon today and everything smells like a campfire. I couldn't see the lake or valleys on my daily hill walk. The first photo is 2 days ago and the second is yesterday taken from the same mountain.

I wonder why the powers that be decided to max out the air quality index rating at 10+. Last year, there were days that it was in the 40s. This year, it seems 10+ is as high as it gets.


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brendelac wrote:
James_W wrote:
The air quality index is 10+ for Vernon today and everything smells like a campfire. I couldn't see the lake or valleys on my daily hill walk. The first photo is 2 days ago and the second is yesterday taken from the same mountain.

I wonder why the powers that be decided to max out the air quality index rating at 10+. Last year, there were days that it was in the 40s. This year, it seems 10+ is as high as it gets.


Most likely trying for positive spin. If you say 40 most likely scare the bejeezus out of travellers.

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I'm visiting my brother and his family in Prince George. Yesterday we had a break from the smoke. The air was nice and clear and today it's back to smoke.
I had to leave my windows at home open. Hope my apt. is not smoked out.
Eee gad!


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