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    Smoke over the whites from Canadian Fires

    Its been a hazy day all day up north , reportedly smoke from large western Canadian fires are getting caught in the jetstream. My normally clear view of Madison and Jefferson is decidedly hazy. I havent been outside enough today to see if there is smoky smell.

    https://bangordailynews.com/2021/07/...lert-in-maine/
    Last edited by peakbagger; 07-20-2021 at 03:18 PM.

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    It was very hazy in Manch Vegas all day as well.

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    It's bad over most of the country right now. Not good for breathing if the smoke reaches the ground (and bad to devastating to astrophotography...)

    smoke map: https://fire.airnow.gov/
    air quality: https://www.airnow.gov/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougPaul View Post
    ... and bad to devastating to astrophotography ...
    Sunsets are nice though
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    Definitely a hazy sun yesterday here in Rhode Island.

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    I did go out last evening prior to front coming through and the odor was a distinct " eau de dumpster fire". Generally a wildfire is not ideal combustion and they vent off large volumes of CO and uncombusted volatiles along with particulate. It generally reminds me of a burn barrel fire versus a clean fire with dry wood.

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