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Sunrise in Seattle (2 pics)

NorthCascadesNorthCascades Member Posts: 9,867 Member Member Posts: 9,867 Member
This is pretty much what the entire West Coast looks like. Stay safe folks.

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  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Member Posts: 9,867 Member Member Posts: 9,867 Member
  • Gisel2015Gisel2015 Member Posts: 3,389 Member Member Posts: 3,389 Member
    I live in southern California, and things are not as bad as the northern part of the state, Oregon and Washington, but still very gloomy and with unhealthy air conditions.

    One of my neighbors was evacuated from his cabin in Shaver Lake on Saturday. It seems that the firefighters were able to save that community, but who knows in what condition the area is. Devastating situation with lost of lives and property; towns totally decimated and with the pandemic brewing everywhere, not a good situation to go thru.

    My heart aches for those affected by this disaster. This year 2020 has not been good or kind to the country.

  • sgt1372sgt1372 Member Posts: 3,632 Member Member Posts: 3,632 Member
    The SF Bay Area has looked a lot worse than that.

    Orange skies one day. Dark as night during the day on another. Constant ash fall in either case.

    Don't just need to wear masks for Covid but for the smoke and ash from the fires as well.
    edited September 12
  • BentforkxBentforkx Member Posts: 60 Member Member Posts: 60 Member
    For smoke particulate, you will need an N95 mask or N100 to catch most of the crap floating in the air.
    95% the former, 98% ish, the latter.
  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Member Posts: 9,867 Member Member Posts: 9,867 Member
    Mount Rainier is a popular hiking and climbing destination.

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  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Member Posts: 9,867 Member Member Posts: 9,867 Member
    I think these are the kinds of pictures the dinosaurs on the other side of the world were taking right after the asteroid hit.
  • sgt1372sgt1372 Member Posts: 3,632 Member Member Posts: 3,632 Member
    Bentforkx wrote: »
    For smoke particulate, you will need an N95 mask or N100 to catch most of the crap floating in the air. 95% the former, 98% ish, the latter.

    Bought and have been wearing for 3 months already, a better than N95 equivalent respirator made by O2 Canada which is actually designed mainly for pollutant protection but also provides some viral protection as well since it uses electroststically charged filters they claim are effective in filtering particals, viruses and bacterial as small as 0.1 micron which would make it 99.99% effective in screening out harmful oarticles.

    It's an expensive ($70) but very effective design using medical grade silicone to provise an airtight seal that does not compromise PPE N95 mask availability for medical workers. Easy to put on/take off, very comfortable to wear and comes w/a built in neck strap allowing you to takevoff the mask w/o the need to hold it or put it down. I highly recommend it.

    See: O2Canada.com.
  • cmriversidecmriverside Member Posts: 30,404 Member Member Posts: 30,404 Member
    Yeah, I'm in the greater Seattle area too.

    My kitty is 18, but no way I'm spending $1,000 on hepa air purifiers! You're a good pet papa. :)

    I'm ready for this to go away. Bring on the rain.
  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Member Posts: 9,867 Member Member Posts: 9,867 Member
    Today was the first time this month any of us has seen a shadow.
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 1,762 Member Member Posts: 1,762 Member
    I'm in Illinois, 2,000 miles away from there. This morning, the sun was a bizarre reddish-orange, and our skies have a milky white haze due to the wildfires out West. Luckily for us, we are told that the smoke is high in the atmosphere and is not affecting our air quality on the ground.

    I feel for you all out West...I hope the rains come soon and everyone stays safe.
  • cmriversidecmriverside Member Posts: 30,404 Member Member Posts: 30,404 Member
    The never-gonna-end Year of Doom continues.

    That storm we were supposed to get here in the Seattle area? Two minutes of sprinkles.

    I'm really tired of being indoors.

    /whine
  • sgt1372sgt1372 Member Posts: 3,632 Member Member Posts: 3,632 Member
    A sunny & clear blue sky and no sign of falling ash or smoke in the air for the 1st time in a month in the SF Bay Area today. :smile:
    edited September 17
  • girlwithcurls2girlwithcurls2 Member Posts: 1,959 Member Member Posts: 1,959 Member
    Rain. We woke up to rain in Portland. And only "unhealthy" air quality. I'm headed out for a short walk this afternoon. It's been 10 days of being advised to stay indoors. Hopefully the lightning that came with the storm didn't trigger any new fires... I've got a kid up in WA who is on a crew. I'm ready for this to be over. All of it. All of 2020.
  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Member Posts: 9,867 Member Member Posts: 9,867 Member
    Seattle's AQI is down from 260 (toxic to all living things) to 6 (clean and pure) thanks to a strong marine push. One of the few times I've ever been happy for rain.
  • cheriej2042cheriej2042 Member Posts: 183 Member Member Posts: 183 Member
    I tried to go out of town towards Paso Robles. Air quality poor same orange sun it was scary with ash falling. I tried to hike but was stuck on small 3 mile loops and ended up coughing for hours. I was hiking Friday in Orange County 6 miles but particulate matter still bad and was coughing. Today hiked 12.5 miles Irvine and was better. Going to hike Mt Baldy Sunday on the bear canyon trail so we will see. Most of the national parks here still closed and who knows when they will reopen. There is a $5000 fine for hiking in closed areas due to fire danger. So many here have lost their homes and everything. Just hope so many who post here are ok.
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