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iN PHOTOS: Smoky skies captured by Okanagan photographers

Smoky skies in Penticton, Sept. 8.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Shaun Siebert
September 08, 2020 - 2:31 PM

A blanket of smoke hanging over the Okanagan Valley is expected to persist throughout the week.

Okanagan residents were quick to show what they were, and weren't, seeing through their camera lenses Tuesday, Sept. 8, as an air quality warning was issued for much of the Interior.

The smoke is expected to persist during the next 24 to 48 hours, most of it from fires burning in Washington State and California, according to the advisory. The Okanagan, Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, Kootenays and Boundary areas are also under the advisory.

READ MORE: Okanagan under smoky skies advisory from U.S. fires

The Central Okanagan currently also has a rating of "very high" number of particles in the air which means the elderly population and children should avoid outdoor activities.

The general population should reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors, according to the Air Quality Health Index.

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Kevin Alexander

Smoky skies in Glenrosa, West Kelowna, Aug. 8.
Smoky skies in Glenrosa, West Kelowna, Aug. 8.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Heather Adams

These are two pictures of roughly the same view. The bottom photo was taken on a clear day but the mountains disappeared when the smoke rolled in to Kelowna, Sept. 8.
These are two pictures of roughly the same view. The bottom photo was taken on a clear day but the mountains disappeared when the smoke rolled in to Kelowna, Sept. 8.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Carrie Hopkins

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