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Cool week but still pleasant for hikes!

Hi all!
I took the picture featured in the banner yesterday on a walk to the beaver ponds on Burde St. Above the old high school. Very nice spot and easy short walk.

I’ve a little busier than I expected over the past few days so my apologies for not posting sooner.

Dry couple days possible showers Wednesday afternoon into Thursday

Today and Tuesday should be pretty pleasant. No rain is expected and temperatures should be comfortably into the twenties.

On Wednesday there is a system expected to hit around noon time and pass through by nightfall at 9PM.

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Another weaker wave should go through Thursday morning.
By the end of it the models are predicting 30mm. If we get that it would definitely be good for our fire rating which remains extreme. Campfires remain banned.
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Whether we actually get that remains to be seen. I am sceptical but hopeful.

Long term hot and dry weather returns.

After Thursday, there is no rain in the forecast for us. By Saturday we look to be back in the 26°C range.

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Saturday, Sunday and Monday look like the same deal!

And oh ya! 15,000 of your closest friends have signed a certain petition!
#bringbackthemars

http://www.change.org/bringbackthemars

If you are looking for more info about them I gathered some resources and reports and stuck them at http://www.alberniweather.ca/fire

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Fire taming rain coming? Also Wind. Will Mars Bomber be saved?

It’s been a crazy morning.  This petition:  http://www.change.org/bringbackthemars has gone nuts (over 2000 signatures in less than 48 hours!) and I seem to be getting calls from every TV and Radio station in BC!  If you are on twitter use #bringbackthemars Please share it on Facebook and write the premier at premier@gov.bc.ca 20140717-121906-44346770.jpg   As for us, there is a little rain in the forecast… but I should emphasis, very little.  Only a few millimetres between today and Sunday evening. wa_pcp48.60.0000 Don’t worry too much about your camping plans unless you are on the West Coast.  And unless you are in the fog zone on the West Coast, No Campfires!!  We don’t need any more fires in the province than we already have. It should clear and warm up a bit again next week but nothing crazy like the past week heatwave.  Hopefully the folks in the Interior get a little rest, but with the winds this weekend and only a little rain, it will be tough. Thoughts to them at this difficult time.  Information about the fires is at www.bcwildfire.ca 10560388_10152504209450673_1672386646209781969_o This Post is categorized under climate change because this *is* a predicted outcome of global warming and climate change.  We expect things to become drier, especially in our interior.  And dry spells to last longer.  We will need all the help we can get for our forests and homes and cities.