Smoke expected to last until Wednesday

The smoke that is covering Grand Forks and much of the interior is expected to last at least until Wednesday.

The smoke that is covering Grand Forks and much of the interior is expected to last at least until Wednesday. Tarek Ayache, air quality meteorologist for the BC Ministry of Environment, said the wind pattern we are experienced is expected to persist for the next couple of days.

“The wind is southwesterly, meaning the wind is blowing north,” he said. “As long as the fires in Washington State persist the smoke will be blowing our way. There’s also no precipitation in sight, which would’ve helped. We expect the episode to persist until at least Wednesday for the time being.”

Ayache said the forest fire smoke can be hard to predict and can change from one hour to another.

“We expect the episode to continue for the next couple of days,” he said.