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http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/interactivema ... 91c74c79ea

When the winds come from the east, we can smell the smoke and the air quality is so bad that the government recommends we limit our outdoor activities. Mostly our wind comes from the west, but geez.

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http://www.wweek.com/news/2017/08/03/po ... ire-smoke/

Well, right now the air quality is "Unhealthy" which still means limiting outdoor activity but the previous time this happened it was "Very Unhealthy."

On the downside, the wind has been blowing steadily from Canada for days. Cool your shit, Canada.

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That's some crazy weather you've been having.
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Weather forecast for today: 87 degrees, Smoke.

Fucking Canada.

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Jonathan wrote:Weather forecast for today: 87 degrees, Smoke.

Fucking Canada.
At least you're not in the part of Texas where the forecast was 50" of rain within a few days?

You're complaining as if Canada was protesting Trump by setting itself on fire.
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WHAT PROOF DO WE HAVE THAT THEY DIDN'T

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The NY Times has a feature comparing how much rain Houston has gotten with average rainfall in your area. Houston has had 6 years worth of San Diego rainfall in the past week.
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Alan wrote:The NY Times has a feature comparing how much rain Houston has gotten with average rainfall in your area. Houston has had 6 years worth of San Diego rainfall in the past week.
Houston should grow a rainforest.
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Some kid set off some fireworks in the Columbia River Gorge.

http://www.oregonlive.com/wildfires/ind ... ernig.html
http://www.khq.com/story/36285551/where ... ern-states

Nice, artisanal, local American fires. Like God intended!

Air quality index is back up to "Unhealthy". Not far from "Very Unhealthy!" We have a little light ashfall Monday but no real accumulation.
The Portland area, meanwhile, saw up to an inch of ash from the fires.
Hoping the local kids get a fire day from school?

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If you want to see the data in real time:
http://aqicn.org/map/usa/#@g/35.3721/-113.2031/3z

Looks like China may be better off than Portland... Or is it:
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/755525.shtml
Qiu Qihong, an engineer of the Beijing Environmental Monitoring Center, said US and China use the same function to determine AQI figures from six different pollutants. However, he explained that the UStates uses a stricter system to determine what numbers to plug into the AQI formula. The formula requires a range of values of PM2.5 to calculate the number, and the US and China are using different ways to determine this range.
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This time we're importing our ash from California...

Thanks?

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Jonathan wrote:This time we're importing our ash from California...

Thanks?
You're welcome. Luckily, the bay area's micro climate has been pushing all the ash up and over us, so the air quality hasn't been as bad... We have orangy/hazy skies though which are kinda weird looking.
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Yeah it's hazy as shit still this far north. Harder to smell, though.

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Well, shit. Maybe I can blame Canada again? My eyes are stinging.

https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon ... r-quality/

I was in SC last Thursday and you could see blue sky overhead. This I guess is something else?

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Jonathan wrote:Well, shit. Maybe I can blame Canada again? My eyes are stinging.

https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon ... r-quality/

I was in SC last Thursday and you could see blue sky overhead. This I guess is something else?
The cold air in the bay area keeps the smoke either high up or even pushes it east.
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Just casually staring at the sun today because the haze is so thick. I believe this is courtesy of southern Oregon? It's exhausting keeping track.

On the plus side, it's been a great summer for strawberries.

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/H4XCFEvJPj6uQkXm9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/JrEarDTYr5VaEMS6A

Couple photos outside my office about 90 minutes before sunset.

No cloud cover or mist today. Just... smoke.

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Even Tesla was on fire: https://electrek.co/2018/08/23/tesla-fa ... ling-tent/

Well, a pile of cardboard in some non-production area
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