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(MSN)   Choking air from Western fires just won't ease up as apparently no one can remember the 'safe word'   (msn.com) divider line
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2020-09-15 8:52:43 AM  
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2020-09-15 8:59:44 AM  
Our sunrise was orange with fire smoke this morning.

In Nova Scotia.
 
2020-09-15 9:02:12 AM  
Pennsylvania might be seeing the impact from it as some smoke has reached us 3,000 miles away.
 
2020-09-15 9:32:12 AM  
The safe word is always pineapple.
 
2020-09-15 9:56:53 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: The safe word is always pineapple.


not when it comes to pizza.
 
2020-09-15 9:57:20 AM  
It's uncle, duh.

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/get off me you sonofabiatch!
 
2020-09-15 10:19:31 AM  
Powells books was already closed.
 
2020-09-15 10:20:59 AM  
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2020-09-15 10:23:28 AM  
dear america, please keep your bullshiat on your side of the border.
 
2020-09-15 10:23:53 AM  
I would recommend wearing a mask
 
2020-09-15 10:24:15 AM  
Fire is a liberal hoax!  Disbelieve the illusion and you get to re-roll your saving throw!
 
2020-09-15 10:26:47 AM  
My morning skies, 2 h east of Toronto a few minutes ago..   No clouds... sky is a pale, wan yellow colour....

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2020-09-15 10:28:08 AM  
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2020-09-15 10:28:21 AM  
Forecast discussion from KLOT (NWS Chicago) today.

"With the core of the jet stream north of our area, today will be similar to yesterday with no impactful weather expected. A 1005 mb surface low pressure system tracking over Lake Superior and 1025 mb surface high pressure system over the northeastern United States will place the Great Lakes in a somewhat tight pressure gradient, with "packing" increasing as one heads northward. As such, southwesterly winds will pick up after daybreak with gusts in the 15- 20 mph range, highest near the IL/WI state border and lowest toward central Illinois. Smoke from wildfires across the West Coast will continue to stream overhead limiting full sunshine. Highs will be a few degrees warmer today compared to yesterday, generally in the upper 70s. Lows tonight will drop into the low to mid 50s." (emphasis mine)

So, yeah...

I think it even smells a little smokey, but that could be 1) my imagination or 2) a local fire of some sort. You know: Firepit, fireplace, firehouse, regular house, hell, maybe even a brush fire.
 
2020-09-15 10:28:37 AM  
Two of my dogs are in this picture, there not loving this
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2020-09-15 10:30:55 AM  

Mabeled: Two of my dogs are in this picture, there not loving this
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Yikes.

I had a choking fit just looking at that pic.
 
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2020-09-15 10:31:15 AM  
We're supposed to get a pretty sunset tonight in SE Michigan, so... yay I guess
 
2020-09-15 10:32:52 AM  
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Things are looking *hack* better !
 
2020-09-15 10:35:21 AM  
Whoa-oh, amber is the color of my atmosphere...

Amber
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2020-09-15 10:35:57 AM  
Can't you just plug in a bunch of fans and blow it all away?
 
2020-09-15 10:36:35 AM  
The safe word is "cacao."
 
2020-09-15 10:38:38 AM  
The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds
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2020-09-15 10:39:30 AM  
These fires are so big they're affecting the air quality in Cleveland, almost 2,500 miles away. That's the first time I can remember that happening and I tend to watch weather and related data pretty closely and have been doing so for 25+ years.
 
2020-09-15 10:41:02 AM  
The darker grey "clouds" running along the norther tier to the Canadian Maritimes is smoke, there's another stream heading NW from California to join it over the KS/NE border.

The bright whites are clouds.


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2020-09-15 10:42:29 AM  
Now we're gonna have white folk walking up to to black folk with their "can't breathe" Hats and saying "yeah me too"
 
2020-09-15 10:43:29 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Can't you just plug in a bunch of fans and blow it all away?


The solution to forest fires are raking and fans. Duh.
 
2020-09-15 10:46:35 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: The darker grey "clouds" running along the norther tier to the Canadian Maritimes is smoke, there's another stream heading NW from California to join it over the KS/NE border.

The bright whites are clouds.


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Everybody that keeps wanting to vote for Giant Meteor 2020 needs to remember that most of us wouldn't die in the initial blast, but rather live out the rest of our lives in conditions like this as crops slowly failed and food sources ran out.
 
2020-09-15 10:53:13 AM  
With enough smoke, I expect we can cool the global temperature a degree or two.
 
2020-09-15 10:54:47 AM  

Algebrat: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: The darker grey "clouds" running along the norther tier to the Canadian Maritimes is smoke, there's another stream heading NW from California to join it over the KS/NE border.

The bright whites are clouds.


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Everybody that keeps wanting to vote for Giant Meteor 2020 needs to remember that most of us wouldn't die in the initial blast, but rather live out the rest of our lives in conditions like this as crops slowly failed and food sources ran out.


That's why I'm running to the impact spot with a bottle of whiskey.
 
2020-09-15 10:55:14 AM  
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2020-09-15 10:55:16 AM  

Ecobuckeye: With enough smoke, I expect we can cool the global temperature a degree or two.


Briefly. Then we deal with all the CO2 that's being released by burning the trees.
 
2020-09-15 10:55:57 AM  

Algebrat: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: The darker grey "clouds" running along the norther tier to the Canadian Maritimes is smoke, there's another stream heading NW from California to join it over the KS/NE border.

The bright whites are clouds.


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Everybody that keeps wanting to vote for Giant Meteor 2020 needs to remember that most of us wouldn't die in the initial blast, but rather live out the rest of our lives in conditions like this as crops slowly failed and food sources ran out.


as the crops slowly failed and the food sources ran out...
<looks at trade war>
<looks at covid>

no.  fark this.  we're already here.  come on giant meteor!
 
2020-09-15 11:03:06 AM  
meh, pussies.

Their air quality is still probably better than Houston on a normal day.
 
2020-09-15 11:04:14 AM  
We just got tired of the South East getting all the attention with their Hurricanes and Tornadoes.
 
2020-09-15 11:08:49 AM  
centrifugal bumblepuppy: [assets.amuniversal.com image 750x540]

its not climate change. its poor forest management.
 
2020-09-15 11:11:55 AM  
Not so bad so far this morning. No blue sky, of course.
Weird thing is, the wife and I feel like the air is worse when it looks clearer than the orange sky stuff last week. Maybe it's just accumulated, but I thought it was harder to breathe later in the week and the weekend, while the sky and air was far worse looking earlier. Especially last Tuesday, with the freaky hot wind and thick smoke. It was like a warm nuclear winter.
 
2020-09-15 11:13:47 AM  
Good news is I can finally see the sun in SF. Hopefully this clears out within the next week.
 
2020-09-15 11:16:06 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: The safe word is always pineapple.


Oregonians know, it's IPA.
 
2020-09-15 11:17:06 AM  

wantingout: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [assets.amuniversal.com image 750x540]

its not climate change. its poor forest management.


Climate change IS poor forest management.

Major fires have hit the Amazon and the Arctic for the second year in a row.Australia's wildfires were above and beyond any known scale of normal fires.

Six months of record-breaking temperatures have sparked massive fires in the Siberian Arctic this year, with temperatures more than 5°C above average over much of Siberia.
 
2020-09-15 11:18:24 AM  
As a PDXer I'm not going to complain too much as my house is still standing, but no house is air tight and the smoke eventually seeps in and everything tastes and smells like smoke now. Absolutely no wind, which is good for keeping the fires under control but allows the smoke to just hover in place. Inside the house is definitely better than being outside but everyday this goes on that distinction becomes a little less discernible.

Can't wait to see the sun again.
 
2020-09-15 11:19:08 AM  

Mabeled: Two of my dogs are in this picture, there not loving this
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That's what it looks like outside of my cabin.
 
2020-09-15 11:19:19 AM  
The safe word was "contraception", 50 years ago.
 
2020-09-15 11:25:05 AM  

JRoo: Major fires have hit the Amazon and the Arctic for the second year in a row.Australia's wildfires were above and beyond any known scale of normal fires.


Are you under the impression that the fires in the Amazon are of natural or accidental origin?
 
2020-09-15 11:25:52 AM  
We were supposed to get some relief yesterday but the low pressure system stalled offshore. Even though there was a sprinkle of rain last night, air quality is worse today than it was yesterday. Now they're saying it won't clear up until Friday. Ugh... But I'd still rather put up with a week of this than an entire summer of 90+F with 90+% humidity.
 
2020-09-15 11:26:59 AM  
Oklahoma, ya jackass..
 
2020-09-15 11:31:08 AM  

Pincy: As a PDXer I'm not going to complain too much as my house is still standing, but no house is air tight and the smoke eventually seeps in and everything tastes and smells like smoke now. Absolutely no wind, which is good for keeping the fires under control but allows the smoke to just hover in place. Inside the house is definitely better than being outside but everyday this goes on that distinction becomes a little less discernible.

Can't wait to see the sun again.


Furnace filters on your window ac and/or on the floor fans in your house works well

-good luck finding any , air filters are the new toilet paper shortage
 
2020-09-15 11:36:01 AM  

BigNumber12: JRoo: Major fires have hit the Amazon and the Arctic for the second year in a row.Australia's wildfires were above and beyond any known scale of normal fires.

Are you under the impression that the fires in the Amazon are of natural or accidental origin?


Well I sure don't believe the alternative facts the liberal media WANTS to brainwash me with.
 
2020-09-15 11:43:32 AM  
Maybe I'm just getting used to it but seems clearer this morning. That could be lack of fog too. C'mon rain! I saw one air quality forecast that said back to normal by Thursday/Friday.
 
2020-09-15 11:47:47 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Ecobuckeye: With enough smoke, I expect we can cool the global temperature a degree or two.

Briefly. Then we deal with all the CO2 that's being released by burning the trees.


The settling ash downwind will fertilize thousands of square miles resulting in increased spring-time vegetative growth, absorbing the extra CO2... somewhat

/looking for a silver lining
 
2020-09-15 11:54:42 AM  

stamped human bacon: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Ecobuckeye: With enough smoke, I expect we can cool the global temperature a degree or two.

Briefly. Then we deal with all the CO2 that's being released by burning the trees.

The settling ash downwind will fertilize thousands of square miles resulting in increased spring-time vegetative growth, absorbing the extra CO2... somewhat

/looking for a silver lining


As long as it's all wood ash, but there are a lot of things burning in those backwoods State of Jefferson compounds that I wouldn't want in my food chain.
 
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