Vancouver broke a historical record for hours of consistent smoke

Aug 23 2018, 8:13 pm

Although the hazy air seems to be disappearing, Vancouver has set a new weather record for smoke in the air.

According to the Vancouver Weather, the monitoring station at YVR reported consistent smoke since 9 pm on August 19 until 10 pm on August 22, resulting in 73 hours of non-stop smoke in the air.

The previous record of 72 consecutive hours was set from December 12 to 15 in 1963.

While a special weather statement is still in effect for the Metro Vancouver region, the cooler temperatures and light rain have helped ease the smoke.

Environment Canada

Environment Canada has now dropped Vancouver’s Air Quality Health Index from 10 + (Very High Risk) to 4, which translates to Moderate Risk.

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