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Satellite photos of BC reveal frightening smoky transformation

BC residents and visitors are experiencing a salient difference in air quality from the ground, but how does the province look from beyond the smoke and ash?

BC Wildfire shared a photo of how the westernmost province looks from the cosmos and it reveals a ghastly cape of smoke looming over the province.

In comparison to the photo shared by BCWS, here is a photo of the same area on July 19, 2018 — exactly a month ago.

<who>Photo Credit: NASA</who>

The smoke is inhibiting aviation efforts, posing challenges both in the geographic mapping of the fires as well as the suppression of fires.

Additionally, according to Environment Canada, the smoke will hover over the Kamloops Fire Centre area for the foreseeable future with some areas escaping the smog due to fluctuating wind patterns and fire characteristics.

Be safe with the smoky skies, avoid strenuous activity outdoors and prolonged exposure to the smoke.

To check how BC is changing day-by-day, visit the worldview map here.



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