Feds currently doing a press conference on the unprecedented start to the fire season across Canada. Sounds like fire fighters are coming in from all over the world. Already 8.15 million acres burned.
BC jumped up to 1.7 million acres, almost all of that in the NE of the province.
I also was grazed on the se. edge of a brief, hot cell with just 0.19". It won't go far and didn't soak down very far, but it still helps! Just a bit of hail bigger than peas. I could hear it rain and hail more, and maybe half a minute sooner, on the neighbor's steel roofed buildings across the road to the north! And for a spell it sounded like it was raining on the west half of the approximately 800'- 900' building, it was so spotty. Radar estimates show around 1" maybe 1-2 miles nw.
Lawns are beginning to get brown and I didn't mow like I usually would at the end of the week.
Close, Bill S. Preston Jesquire! The Thunderbirds got dismantled yesterday in the Memorial Cup Final. Couldn’t bring the trophy south of the border for the first time since 2008 when Spokane achieved major junior hockey supremacy. Analog fail.
Took a drive around the area this morning. Corn about 12-18” tall and soybeans a couple of inches. All ditches are green and lush. Yards look amazing. The small storm last night that hit a small area on the south side of town still has some standing water in the fields. No standing water in other fields on the other sides of town. Forecast says dry for a few days, then rain and storm chances really increase from Thursday night through the weekend.