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Salmon Arm, BC

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SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT

Smoky Skies Bulletin - July 22, 2024 Many regions of BC are being impacted or likely to be impacted by wildfire smoke over the next 24-48 hours. Smoke is widespread across the province. Significant improvements are expected in smoke concentrations over the next 24 hours as westerly winds move across the province moving smoke east. Expect smoke to linger in valleys and near to active fires. The next bulletin update will be available July 23, 2024. The bulletin can be accessed online at gov.bc.ca/airqualityadvisories. The fine particles in wildfire smoke pose the main health risk. As smoke levels increase, health risks increase. People more likely to be impacted by wildfire smoke include seniors, pregnant women and pregnant people, people who smoke, infants and young children, people who work outdoors, people involved in strenuous outdoor exercise and people with an existing illness or chronic health condition. Those who are more likely to be impacted should reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors or seek medical attention if experiencing symptoms. Listen to your body and if you experience symptoms, consider reducing or stopping strenuous outdoor activities. Symptoms can include milder and more common symptoms such as eye, nose and throat irritation, as well as serious but less common symptoms such as chest pains or severe cough. If you think you are having a medical emergency, seek immediate medical assistance. Limit time outdoors. When indoors, keep windows and doors closed as much as possible. When there is an extreme heat event occurring with poor air quality, prioritize keeping cool. Always seek out and follow health guidance from local authorities. Protect your indoor air from wildfire smoke. Actions can include using a clean, good quality air filter in your ventilation system and/or a certified portable air purifier that can filter fine particles. When spending time outdoors, a well-constructed, well-fitting and properly worn respirator type mask (such as a NIOSH-certified N95 or equivalent respirator) can reduce your exposure to the fine particles in the smoke. Even though exposure may be reduced, there can still be risks to health. Check in on others who are in your care or live nearby who may be more likely to be impacted by wildfire smoke. Take care of your mental health. Learn more at canada.ca/wildfire-smoke. For more information on current air quality, visit gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air. Visit airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. Issued by Environment Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

In effect for:
  • Shuswap

Current ConditionsObserved at: Salmon Arm

19°C

Wind:
ESE 4 km/h
More details
Temperature:
18.6°C
Pressure:
101.9 kPa
Dew point:
7.4°C
Humidity:
48%
Date:
Observed at:
Salmon Arm

ForecastForecast issued:

SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT

Smoky Skies Bulletin - July 22, 2024 Many regions of BC are being impacted or likely to be impacted by wildfire smoke over the next 24-48 hours. Smoke is widespread across the province. Significant improvements are expected in smoke concentrations over the next 24 hours as westerly winds move across the province moving smoke east. Expect smoke to linger in valleys and near to active fires. The next bulletin update will be available July 23, 2024. The bulletin can be accessed online at gov.bc.ca/airqualityadvisories. The fine particles in wildfire smoke pose the main health risk. As smoke levels increase, health risks increase. People more likely to be impacted by wildfire smoke include seniors, pregnant women and pregnant people, people who smoke, infants and young children, people who work outdoors, people involved in strenuous outdoor exercise and people with an existing illness or chronic health condition. Those who are more likely to be impacted should reduce or reschedule strenuous activities outdoors or seek medical attention if experiencing symptoms. Listen to your body and if you experience symptoms, consider reducing or stopping strenuous outdoor activities. Symptoms can include milder and more common symptoms such as eye, nose and throat irritation, as well as serious but less common symptoms such as chest pains or severe cough. If you think you are having a medical emergency, seek immediate medical assistance. Limit time outdoors. When indoors, keep windows and doors closed as much as possible. When there is an extreme heat event occurring with poor air quality, prioritize keeping cool. Always seek out and follow health guidance from local authorities. Protect your indoor air from wildfire smoke. Actions can include using a clean, good quality air filter in your ventilation system and/or a certified portable air purifier that can filter fine particles. When spending time outdoors, a well-constructed, well-fitting and properly worn respirator type mask (such as a NIOSH-certified N95 or equivalent respirator) can reduce your exposure to the fine particles in the smoke. Even though exposure may be reduced, there can still be risks to health. Check in on others who are in your care or live nearby who may be more likely to be impacted by wildfire smoke. Take care of your mental health. Learn more at canada.ca/wildfire-smoke. For more information on current air quality, visit gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air. Visit airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. Issued by Environment Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

In effect for:
  • Shuswap

Detailed ForecastForecast issued:

Clear
Tonight
12°C
Clear. Low 12.
Increasing cloudiness
Wed, 24 Jul
26°C
Sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon. High 26. Humidex 29. UV index 7 or high.
Night:Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 14.
Chance of showers
Thu, 25 Jul
19°C
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 19.
Night:Cloudy periods. Low 11.
Sunny
Fri, 26 Jul
24°C
Sunny. High 24.
Night:Clear. Low 12.
Sunny
Sat, 27 Jul
27°C
Sunny. High 27.
Night:Cloudy periods. Low 15.
A mix of sun and cloud
Sun, 28 Jul
29°C
A mix of sun and cloud. High 29.
Night:Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 16.
Chance of showers
Mon, 29 Jul
25°C
A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 25.
Normals:
Max27°C.Min12°C.
Sunrise:
5:12 PDT
Sunset:
20:54 PDT

Averages and extremes

Yesterday's Data

Max:
36.6°C
Min:
21.6°C

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