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 email@example.com 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. 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 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.
The campfire ban is now officially in effect. All fires are banned in our area and the fire rating is at Extreme. Please use extreme caution if you are in the back woods.
News 1130 quoted one BCIT expert about the fire season.
this year’s forest fire season will be as bad as it was in 2003 when a massive blaze near Kelowna forced tens of thousands from their homes, burning 25,000 hectares of land.
Evan Hammond at the Peak mentioned this on The Peak. Our bomber is sitting on land right now while the province pays $3 million a day in firefighting costs she could be in the air for $8000 a day.