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The Wildfires thread

Started by bing101, September 08, 2022, 10:21:14 AM

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Bruce

Parts of Western Washington, the Spokane area, Missoula, and Bozeman all have layers of smoke from wildfires in the Pacific Northwest. We've finally run out of luck for the year.
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SectorZ

I've got hazy conditions all the way in eastern Massachusetts this morning from them, as I did in 2020 and 2021.

zachary_amaryllis

Quote from: SectorZ on September 10, 2022, 08:15:54 AM
I've got hazy conditions all the way in eastern Massachusetts this morning from them, as I did in 2020 and 2021.

600-or-so acre grass/brush fire about 10 miles from me, but what else is new? Besides, it's raining this morning so we're probably good, or at least better.
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Max Rockatansky

So far it really hasn't been that noteworthy of a fire season in central California.  The biggest news story was the fire that got into Mariposa Grove in Yosemite.  The trees were fine given the park has a suppression system. 

bing101


kkt

https://www.opb.org/article/2022/10/19/nakia-creek-fire-cause-clark-county/

Nakia Creek Fire persons of interest were in a light colored Subaru and reported using fireworks or other pyrotechnics.

Bruce

Quote from: kkt on October 19, 2022, 09:19:29 PM
https://www.opb.org/article/2022/10/19/nakia-creek-fire-cause-clark-county/

Nakia Creek Fire persons of interest were in a light colored Subaru and reported using fireworks or other pyrotechnics.


Guess it's time to start locking down access to the great outdoors. We're too stupid as a society to handle basic rules like "Don't bring fireworks into a dry, crispy forest" it seems.
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triplemultiplex

They'll just bring the surveillance state to the woods.
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Bruce

Satellite view of Washington from a few days ago:



The winds have since shifted to cover more of the Puget Sound region.
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triplemultiplex

Yikes, that first winter storm can't come fast enough.
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kkt

Happy to report Western Washington is getting some rain today.

bing101


ET21

Some of the Canadian wildfire smoke made it down to the surface across Chicagoland on Friday after a cold front/showers went through. Visibility dropped to a 3-5 mile average and smelled like a campfire much of the afternoon until a lake breeze helped clear things up a bit.
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MI: I-94, I-196
MN: I-90

Road Hog

Had a strong cold front blow in yesterday and brought in some of that haze to Texas.

bing101

#15


Woah One thinks the other way around from the US to other parts of the world.



Dough4872

#16
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2023/05/30/canada-nova-scotia-fire-smoke/ Looks like the Northeastern US is gonna get some wildfire smoke from Nova Scotia.

SectorZ

Had my share of smoke on a bike ride for about a half hour today between Hingham and Quincy Mass. Visibility dropped to about 5 or so miles and was smoky enough to make me cough a few times. Got abruptly better once I approached Boston, which I think had to do with the wind direction and proximity to water.

Dough4872

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/toxic-smoke-canadian-wildfires-impact-health-millions-us/story?id=99837839 Looks like the US gonna be dealing with more wildfire smoke from eastern Canada, and it could affect air quality.

epzik8

I wish the best for Canada. They've got to be exhausted up there.
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triplemultiplex

Pretty remarkable to be affected by smoke from wildfires on opposite ends of Canada within weeks of each other.
At least it made for a dope full moon last weekend.
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NJRoadfan

Checking in from NJ....

No wildfires at the moment in the state, but that can change any moment. Right now air quality is in the crapper due to Canadian wildfires. The Sun? Well it just vanished.

LilianaUwU

I deadass saw Twitter users say the wildfires in Québec were caused by fire drones used by the government. I despise the Legault government, but this is the craziest conspiracy theory I've ever heard. I promise we aren't all like that in poutine land.
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Dough4872

Here in Pennsylvania tonight, we had a very hazy sunset and it smells like smoke outside. Got an alert on my phone from the county department of public safety.

triplemultiplex

Quote from: LilianaUwU on June 06, 2023, 07:45:08 PM
I deadass saw Twitter users say the wildfires in Québec were caused by fire drones used by the government. I despise the Legault government, but this is the craziest conspiracy theory I've ever heard. I promise we aren't all like that in poutine land.

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