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Trail beats hot weather record; Okanagan smoke could persist throughout weekend

September 05, 2020 - 5:04 PM

A small Kootenay town has broken a weather record this week while smoky, hot weather persists across the Okanagan.

Trail set a new record, yesterday, Sept. 4. The new record of 35.6 C beat the old record of 35.1 C set in 2017, said Lisa Erven, Environment Canada meteorologist.

Smoke in the Okanagan is likely coming from Christie Mountain wildfire and fires in the U.S. in Oregon and California, she said.

Okanagan air quality has been good, she said, being more of a visual concern than anything.

“There’s not very much precipitation on the way for a southern part of the Interior,” she said, adding that on Sunday night into Monday, winds up to 60 km/hr could blow the smoke south.

Smoke is expected to persist around areas with wildfires in the province, she said.


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