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July 20, 2017: Smoke is gone for now

Rain showers as per weather forecast did not happen yesterday. Some areas experienced short, strong winds and a quick, mild rain, but overall the Shuswap remained warm, smoky, and dry. A quick shower hit the Sicamous area this afternoon but it wasn't enough to get the roads wet. However, there was some wind for a while blowing the smoke back to where it came from. The sky is now clear of smoke and allowed the sun to heat up the lake region with temperatures in the lower 30s.
Traffic on the lake was moderate today but public beaches were still well visited all day. Looking forward we should see the hot, dry weather to continue for another week at least. Temperatures could climb into the mid 30s near the weekend. Don't forget to keep your sunscreen and bottled water handy if you are planning a lake trip this weekend.
The BC Wildfire map shows 4 smaller fires around the Shuswap Lake (near Blind Bay, Magna Bay, and Anstey Arm). Those are small fires and expected to be extinguished fairly quickly. If you see smoke in the mountains, call it in as soon as possible. And be reminded there is a strict campfire ban in the Shuswap region and authorities are watching. Fines are quite nasty if you get caught. Don't throw burning smoke butts out of your car window or snip them into the bushes. It doesn't take much to start a fire those days.


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Last Lake Measurements
  Date: July 20, 2017
  Lake Level: 347.097 m 1138.77 ft.
  1-Day Change: -6.9 cm -2.7 in.
  Water Temp.: 20 °C 68 F
  Weather:
  Day Low: 18.3 °C 65 F
  Day High: 31.4 °C 89 F
  Next Update: July 21, 2017
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Lake, Weather, and Flood Warnings
Campfire Ban
As of July 7 a campfire ban has been issued for the Shuswap amd will stay in affect until further notice.
( Government of BC - 2017-07-07, 3 pm )  
Special Air Quality Statement
A special air quality statement is in effect until for the Shuswap further notice. Smoke from distant wildfires may affect the air quility in the region. For more info click Weather Warnings on the left.
( Environment CA - 2017-07-08, 09:00:00 am )  

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