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    Default Low visibility in the Northwest US



    Large forest fires raging in British Colombia have inundated the Northwest with smoke.
    I walked outside to look at the sky conditions and I could barely see the moon.
    It doesn't sound like the smoke is going to go away any time soon. This will definitely put a damper on any sky gazing for the near future.
    Check out the animated map in accompanying article.

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    Default Re: Low visibility in the Northwest US

    It's bad. I flew in from Houston just at the end of nautical twilight, and you could see it as a thick hazy layer as we descended. Really affect the sky down here too.

    https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=...moke_wildfires
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    Default Re: Low visibility in the Northwest US

    Yup. I'm closer to Olympia and it has been getting thicker over the last couple of days.
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    Default Re: Low visibility in the Northwest US

    It seems like everything in the west is burning. The higher than usual rainfall caused a plethora of new growth which now is drying out and providing kindling for the fires.
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    Default Re: Low visibility in the Northwest US

    And I thought those two acres that burn near us was bad enough.
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    Default Re: Low visibility in the Northwest US

    Almost makes me glad for the clouds and rain that have settled in down here.
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    Default Re: Low visibility in the Northwest US

    Almost.
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    Default Re: Low visibility in the Northwest US

    Quote Originally Posted by helicon64 View Post
    It seems like everything in the west is burning. The higher than usual rainfall caused a plethora of new growth which now is drying out and providing kindling for the fires.
    We always get a little edgy this time of year. Very hot and dry here where we've got hundreds of acres of seed corn now drying on the stalk prior to harvest, which is known as grain drydown. One errant cigarette butt and we have hundreds of acres of popcorn. I've seen it happen and it gets ugly real fast.
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    Default Re: Low visibility in the Northwest US

    There's a haze here in Utah as well. The moon had a bit of a orange color to it last evening. Besides the moon, Jupiter and a few of only the brightest stars were visible after sunset. Hot and dry here with temps in the 90's.
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    Default Re: Low visibility in the Northwest US

    Quote Originally Posted by jmayo444@gmail.com View Post
    Yup. I'm closer to Olympia and it has been getting thicker over the last couple of days.
    I'm pretty sure you folks are pretty toasty up there. We are still over 100 degrees here. We never got up to the 110 that was predicted, but it's still quite hot.
    The heat isn't helping with the fire situation. At least the wind isn't blowing.
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