Sweet relief: Air quality back to ‘good’ as drizzle replaces wildfire smoke

Smoke risk rises in Calgary, no relief until Friday

Q13 News Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley said smoke from the wildfire on the Olympic Peninsula was also spreading across the area.

Air quality can be tracked by the district's Real-time Air Advisory Network.

However, it may be some time yet before communities in the interior will see the smoke clear.

They are warning Canadians that the smoke is causing really bad air quality which can lead to low visibility and breathing difficulties.

Surprise, surprise... there's another special air quality statement for the City of Calgary.

John McCain's Farewell Statement
Through much of Monday, Trump refused to answer reporters' questions about McCain, who refused to support his presidential bid. And Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, called McCain "a tireless fighter for a strong trans-Atlantic alliance".

"Elevated levels of fine particulate matter in the Eastern Fraser Valley are expected to persist until there is further change in weather or fire conditions", said Metro Vancouver in a media release.

The alerts are the ninth and 10th of summer Spare the Air season.

Even with the slight reprieve from the smoky haze on the way, Environment Canada are still warning people with breathing difficulty to stay indoors. As of August 22, Vancouver's air quality is equivalent to a person smoking about eight cigarettes a day, according to an iTunes app, 604now reported. Updates on the current air quality forecast can be found on the Air District website http://mbard.org/air-quality.

The wildfire smoke is expected to clear slightly as cleaner air from the Pacific moves into the region. This is anticipated to influence the weather through the weekend with increasing winds through most of Friday.

Winds are blowing smoke out to sea, and could clear away the smoke now smothering the area, Environment Canada Meteorologist Philippe-Alain Bergeron told the CBC.

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