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Drone Video: Smoky Skies Over Vernon and Coldstream, August 16, 2023

Current Air Quality in Vernon

Air Quality Level: Very Unhealthy

US Air Quality Index (AQI): 273

Parts Per Million: 2.5 Concentration: 223.3 µg/m³

Trend: Rising

PM2.5 concentration in Vernon is currently 44.7 times the WHO annual air quality guideline value.

Wildfire smoke poses health risks even at low concentrations. It's important for everyone to take measures to reduce their exposure to this smoke.


People with lung or heart diseases, older adults, children, pregnant individuals, and outdoor workers face a higher risk of health effects due to wildfire smoke. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about creating a plan to manage smoke-related events. Ensure you have an adequate supply of necessary medications at home and carry them with you throughout the wildfire season.


Remember to find clean and cool air in your community to take breaks from the smoke.


Weather Forecast

Today: Widespread smoke. High of 34 with a humidex of 36. UV index at 8, considered very high.

Tonight: Widespread smoke. Low of 18.

Thursday, August 17: Widespread smoke. Wind becoming southwest at 20 km/h, gusting to 50 near noon. High of 36 with a humidex of 38. UV index at 8, considered very high.

Thursday Night: Clear and windy. Low of 18.

Friday, August 18: Sunny. High of 27.

Friday Night: Clear. Low of 12.

Saturday, August 19: Sunny. High of 27.

Saturday Night: Clear. Low of 12.

Sunday, August 20: Sunny. High of 30.

Sunday Night: Cloudy periods. Low of 12.

Monday, August 21: Mix of sun and cloud. High of 27.

Monday Night: Cloudy periods. Low of 13.

Tuesday, August 22: Mix of sun and cloud. High of 27.

Weather Normals: Maximum of 26°C, Minimum of 11°C.

Sunrise: 5:47 AM PDT | Sunset: 8:14 PM PDT


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