Sparwood-Elk Valley, British Columbia

9:20 AM MDT on August 31, 2015 (GMT -0600)
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Elevation: 3734 ft
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Elev 3734 ft 49.75 °N, 114.88 °W | Updated 20 minutes ago

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
52 °F
Feels Like 52 °F
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Wind Variable Wind from South
Gusts 23 mph

Today is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as yesterday.

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--% Chance of Precip.
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6:53 AM 8:25 PM
Waning Gibbous, 95% visible
Pressure 29.93 in
Visibility 20.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 4000 ft
Dew Point 41 °F
Humidity 67%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
UV 1 out of 12
Pollen Not available.
Air Quality Not available.
Flu Activity Not available.
METAR CWSW 311500Z 17011G20KT 120V190 20SM BKN040 11/05 A2991 RMK SC7 SLP134 DENSITY ALT 4100FT
Pressure 29.93 in
Visibility 20.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 4000 ft
Dew Point 41 °F
Humidity 67%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
UV 1 out of 12
Pollen Not available.
Air Quality Not available.
Flu Activity Not available.
METAR CWSW 311500Z 17011G20KT 120V190 20SM BKN040 11/05 A2991 RMK SC7 SLP134 DENSITY ALT 4100FT

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Special Weather Statement
special air quality statement for British Columbia
updated jointly by Environment Canada and the b.C. Ministry of
environment and, if applicable, Metro Vancouver
at 4:53 am PDT Monday 31 August 2015.
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Special air quality statement for:
      Okanagan Valley
      Similkameen
      Fraser Canyon
      Nicola
      South Thompson
      Shuswap
      North Thompson
      boundary
      arrow lakes - slocan Lake
      West kootenay
      Kootenay Lake
      East Kootenay
      Elk Valley.

Smoky skies advisory over the entire Okanagan Valley, north and South
Thompson, Similkameen, Fraser Canyon, Nicola, Shuswap and the entire
boundary and kootenay areas.


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==Discussion==
the ministry of environment, in collaboration with the interior
health authority, has issued a smoky skies advisory for the southern
interior and kootenay regions. Southerly winds have continued to
spread further north heavy plumes of smoke from the large wildfires
burning in Washington state, resulting in high concentrations of fine
particulates and poor air quality. While this episode is expected to
persist until a major shift in wind patterns and weather conditions,
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.


This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.


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