Dust Advisory Ended

Thursday morning The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior Health Authority, ended the Dust Advisory issued on April 2nd for Vernon.

The warning was due to high concentrations of coarse particulates. Coarse particulate (PM10) concentrations have been decreasing, and are currently below advisory levels. Latest PM10 measurements at the Vernon Science Centre indicate an hourly average of 14 micrograms per cubic metre. The average for the past 24 hours is 26 micrograms per cubic metre, which is below the provincial air quality objective of 50 micrograms per cubic metre.
Dusty conditions were mainly caused by road traffic stirring up winter traction materials that have accumulated on roadways over the winter months.

. Environment Canada says changing weather conditions have contributed to improving air quality, and this is expected to continue over the next few days.

Our forecast calls for mainly sunny and a high of 14 on Thursday but showers returning Friday morning with rain Friday night, showers Saturday night and periods of rain again on Monday.