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Author Topic: Time to say goodbye to the smoke  (Read 1766 times)

Billy F 1988

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Time to say goodbye to the smoke
« on: August 30, 2015, 08:50:59 PM »

And what great timing it is for the firefighters in the Pacific Northwest having to deal with the fires. Even though we're still in a dry period, this rain shower couldn't have come at a better time than today at around 1:30 MT this afternoon when waves of rainshowers cut through the dense and arid smoke. For the first time in several weeks, I can see off to the distance Stark Mountain, over an hour west of Missoula, and Squall Peak and the famous "F". If you were in my neck of the woods this last week and a half to two, you wouldn't have seen Mount Jumbo or Mount Sentinel until you were within at least 500 feet of passing through it. It was that bad. Thankfully the firefighters today have these rainshowers and if we get more of them this week, they'll end up with a winning hand to finish off the worst wildfire season that I can remember since the fires of 2000. Give some props to our boys and girls on the front lines of battle willing to sacrifice everything to save lives and protect property. This is one they will never forget.
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Re: Time to say goodbye to the smoke
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2015, 04:56:56 PM »

The smoke drifted westward a few days back and produced some spectacular sunsets and sunrises, while also spiking air quality ratings to obscene levels and blocking our view of the Cascade Mountains.

Here's a satellite photo:



And some pictures I took:


Morning sun behind wildfire smoke by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Seattle skyline obscured by wildfire smoke, viewed from NE 45th Street by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Port of Seattle Terminal 46 by SounderBruce, on Flickr


IMG_6757 by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Smokey sunset in Everett by SounderBruce, on Flickr


Cranes and smoke by SounderBruce, on Flickr

 


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