Heads up campers! Even though we are going to get a bit of a break from the sunny skies over the weekend, there CTV News is reporting there will be a Campfire ban in place as of tomorrow, August 1, across the entire Island except for the “fog zone” near Long Beach.
This means you cannot have a campfire. Period.
We will have a few clouds coming at us tomorrow and Friday, but by Saturday it should start to improve and Sunday and Monday should be back to mostly sunny skies. I don’t expect much, if any rain.
The current Fire Danger rating is high. It is expected to stay there for the next few days. With a maximum of only 6mm of rain falling in our region though, the bush is going to be very dry.
I have been told that the Hawaii Mars water bomber has been sent to the Kootenays and is based on Kootenay lake. It is likely fighting the Perry Ridge fire.
Here’s a cool video I came across awhile ago. It’s of the Hawaii Mars, but not our Hawaii Mars. This is the Hawaii Mars that ended up crashing during WWII. A second plane called Hawaii Mars was built, and that is the one still flying today!
I will have the July summary up tomorrow. It’s been a record breaker in terms of dryness and sunshine in Victoria and Vancouver. It has been notable here too.