Forecast no help in B.C. Wildfire fight - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Partly Cloudy
-2.5°C

Forecast no help in B.C. Wildfire fight

Smoky skies advisories remain in effect, as does a wind warning issued early this morning July 16.
Image Credit: FILE PHOTO
July 16, 2017 - 6:26 AM

Environment Canada issued two special weather statements overnight, neither of them very helpful to the wildfires growing across the province.

A cold front that helped fan flames yesterday is expected to continue across much of the province today, bringing more wind and gusts. 

"On Sunday the front will move into the Kootenays," Environment Canada says in the statement. "Unsettled conditions in the wake of the front will produce gusty westerly winds in the afternoon over most regions. Scattered thunderstorms are also expected to develop across much of the Central Interior. Brief showers with strong wind gusts to 70 km/h are possible near thunderstorms as far south as the 100 Mile House, North Thompson and Shuswap regions. There is a slight risk of dry lightning as far south as the South Thompson this afternoon."

Termperatures could drop six to eight degrees before warming again Monday. The weather statement covers the South Thompson, Nicola, Okanagan, Shuswap and North Thompson. 

A second statement advises smoky skies could reduce visibility and return poor air quality to the same regions as well nearly the entire interior of B.C. The statement has been in place for days.

Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures change.

Avoid strenuous outdoor activities. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact your health care provider: difficulty in breathing, chest pain or discomfort, and sudden onset of cough or irritation of airways. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, and lung or heart disease. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2017
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
  • Woman locked in Vernon cemetery turns to social media to get out
    VERNON - While cemeteries can usually sombre places for quiet relaxation, they're certainly not somewhere you'd want to spend a night. Unfortunately for Melanie Mae, that's a prospect
  • Kamloops police seeking child and guardian
    KAMLOOPS - A boy and his aunt have not checked in for two days, and now RCMP are requesting the aunt make contact. Kamloops RCMP received a report to check the well being of a six-year-old b
  • That flu you have may not be the flu
    PENTICTON - So, you went to the trouble to get a flu shot this year, but you ended up spending a week on the couch with body aches, chills, a cough, sore throat and congestion anyway? Cheer
  • South Okanagan man gets letter from prisoner who shot him and left him for dead
    PENTICTON - When Ronald Teneycke one of the South Okanagan's most notorius prolific offenders, was declared a dangerous offender after months of court proceedings last March,Teneycke's las
  • One man dead after shooting in Cache Creek
    CACHE CREEK - RCMP are investigating a shooting in a Cache Creek home that has left a man dead. Police responded to a 911 call at a home in the 1000 block of Collins Road in Cache Creek at a
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile