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Thread: Completely Off Topic Air Quality: Maybe a Blessing!

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    OT-2 Completely Off Topic Air Quality: Maybe a Blessing!

    I wonder if we'd actually have been able to make the week happen due to the smoke! The early shut down may just have saved a HUGE expense by RARA! Imagine if it was the last day before arrivals ant the air quality caused a shut down!

    I'm in Warrenton, Oregon, just South of Astoria and North of Seaside, earlier today, we had a blessed wind shift that brought pretty clean marine layer onshore, skied were gray and cool! We went through a period of YELLOW sky (smoke) we're looking now like the marine push might take back over. It is still a smoky air mass but getting somewhat scoured of the smoke debris due to fog/mist

    Hopefull!
    Wayne Sagar
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    Default Re: Completely Off Topic Air Quality: Maybe a Blessing!

    So the purpose of my message was to ask:

    How is your air quality as of now!

    Mine is one and off pretty crappy!!
    Wayne Sagar
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    We’ve been blessed by 3 days of east winds but they’re fading. It’s been really bad for a long time around here. Like a month. At the moment we’re teetering on the edge of a thick wall of smoke. All it takes is a 10+ out of the west and it gets ugly quick. Can easily get to 150 AQI with visibility down to 1mi. As we all know, the wind never blows out of the west at 10+ in September in Reno.

    Race week doesn’t look like it’ll be too nice. 10-15 west just about every afternoon. You’re right Wayne. Could be a blessing in disguise. At the moment Sunday might be ok. This far out though, the forecast tend to push 24-36hrs at least. Sure would love some nor’easters.
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    Default Re: Completely Off Topic Air Quality: Maybe a Blessing!

    We are clearing in Vegas after several Smokey days but my Dad hasn’t seen the Sun in 6 days. He is in Woodburn,OR. The Riverside is threatening his area now.

    Beany
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    Default Re: Completely Off Topic Air Quality: Maybe a Blessing!

    As of this morning schools were closed again due to unhealthy air. I can't even see my back fence (about 100') clearly and all the hills surrounding are simply, gone. It's been like this for weeks, ever since the fires here started. They are out but all of this is from Cali./Oregon. Unless we get a wind from the northeast we get smoked out. Right now it is the worst I have ever seen at this time and my guess is nothing would be able to fly in this.

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    Default Re: Completely Off Topic Air Quality: Maybe a Blessing!

    I was thinking about asking this question all week.......thanks for the info..

    ed;
    We have not seen the sun here for 20+ days - right now the skies are orange, like being on Mars.
    In the early days of the CZU fires visibility was like being fogged in, except that it was smoke and ash.
    The air just felt dirty.
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    Default Re: Completely Off Topic Air Quality: Maybe a Blessing!

    Looking North this morning.

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    Default Re: Completely Off Topic Air Quality: Maybe a Blessing!

    It's even thicker in Cold Springs.

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    Damn Dawg, you are in the bulls eye right now. Y’all alright out there?
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    Default Re: Completely Off Topic Air Quality: Maybe a Blessing!

    I went into Astoria from the south day before yesterday and I could not see the Megler bridge from the highway 101 causeway/bridge across Young's Bay... it's only about a mile, or less!

    We have been blessed for the last 24 hours, the airflow has shifted to onshore, it would seem that the natural flow of things has cleaned the air quite a bit. What marine flow we can see against the trees shows a LOT of moisture content (mist) the air smells a bit of smoke but a lot of ocean!!
    Wayne Sagar
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