Fraser Valley – Admit it, we all smelled that “smell” on Thursday morning. Yes there was a tinge of manure spreading in the Valley, but the majority was smoke.
Yes, another advisory has been issued.
As of 11 AM Thursday Morning, Environment Canada issued: Metro Vancouver is now issuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of elevated concentrations of fine particulate matter due to smoke from wildfires burning in British Columbia and the western United States. Levels of fine particulate matter are lower than those experienced during the wildfire smoke events in August, and improvements in air quality are expected to begin overnight and into tomorrow as a significant change in the weather is forecast to bring clean marine air into the region. A noticeable haze may continue to be present while elevated levels of fine particulate matter persist.
Smoke concentrations can vary widely across the region as winds and temperatures change, and as fire behaviour changes.
Fine particulate matter, also known as PM2.5, refers to airborne solid or liquid droplets with a diameter of 2.5 micrometres (?m) or less. PM2.5 can easily penetrate indoors because of its small size.
This advisory is expected to continue until there is a change in the current weather.
BC Wildfire told FVN – there are wildfires burning in Washington that are periodically sending smoke your way (To the Fraser Valley), you can see this on the following website: http://firesmoke.ca/forecasts/viewer/run/ops/BSC-CA-01/current/ …. Unfortunately we have no information on those US fires.
An Air Quality Advisory is issued for the Fraser Valley due to high levels of particulate matter from wildfires burning in BC and the western US, however, improvements in air quality are expected to begin overnight & tomorrow with a change in the weather forecast .
— Fraser Valley RD (@FVRD1) September 6, 2018
Marketing Consultant and Broadcaster Terry Holt Tweeted to FVN:
I currently live in Hope (sold my home in Chwk last year) & make it to Chwk one or two times a week. I will call ahead this coming week and match up. Just a news note for today: Must be a new fire in the Skagit Valley area…the smoke level is extremely high this morning in Hope.
— Terry Holt (@THOLT8) September 6, 2018