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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:14 PM

I just saw that the little town of Lee Vining - next to Mono Lake in CA - has an AQI of 1289.

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Reply I just saw that the little town of Lee Vining - next to Mono Lake in CA - has an AQI of 1289. (Original post)
albacore Sep 2020 OP
0rganism Sep 2020 #1
oregonjen Sep 2020 #3
tinrobot Sep 2020 #2
SamIam715 Sep 2020 #4
chowder66 Sep 2020 #5
SamIam715 Sep 2020 #11
chowder66 Sep 2020 #12
chowder66 Sep 2020 #13
SamIam715 Sep 2020 #14
chowder66 Sep 2020 #15
subterranean Sep 2020 #6
albacore Sep 2020 #8
gristy Sep 2020 #7
albacore Sep 2020 #9
marlakay Sep 2020 #10

Response to albacore (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:21 PM

1. wow it's been around 300 here for a few days and i'm suffering

can't even imagine what that "air" is like
probably straight-up deadly for anything more than a few seconds of exposure

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:27 PM

3. It's just awful. Finally replaced the filter in our HVAC system yesterday.

Much better now.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:26 PM

2. We were just in Mammoth, which is about 30 miles away.

Same AQI index two days ago. It was brutal. You could hardly see across the street.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:31 PM

4. AIQ, EPA app


The chart I'm looking at has AQI measured at 194 for Lee Vining. I've been closely following other areas around the west and particularly my own. Today is the first day Vancouver, Washington is under 400.

I think you're looking at air-quality.com which has it at 1292 so I don't understand the discrepancies.

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Response to SamIam715 (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:39 PM

5. Thanks for the Vancouver info! My aunt and her husband live there.

I need to look up that app.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:20 PM

11. 349 at 4 pm

Considering yesterday was so far off the charts, any decrease is welcome relief. I hope your aunt and her husband are staying indoors. I have asthma so it's a huge problem for me.

Tell them I said good luck. Hopefully, we'll get some much needed rain soon. 🤞🤞🤞🤞

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Response to SamIam715 (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:28 PM

12. Wow. That's scary.

They are not going outside. Her husband has arterial fibrillation so he's definitely staying inside. They had just changed the filter on their furnace/hepa.
Luckily their house is also energy efficient based on the codes they had to follow to build their place. Windows are hyper efficient.

Please take care of yourself. She mentioned rain the other day and was hopeful so my fingers are crossed for you as well.

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Response to SamIam715 (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 06:31 PM

13. Wow. That's scary.

They are not going outside. Her husband has arterial fibrillation so he's definitely staying inside. They had just changed the filter on their furnace/hepa.
Luckily their house is also energy efficient based on the codes they had to follow to build their place. Windows are hyper efficient.

Please take care of yourself. She mentioned rain the other day and was hopeful so my fingers are crossed for you as well.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 07:57 AM

14. Thank you, 230 AQI reading this morning. Slow progress...

Since we were double that just 4 days ago it's a good number... Wow, how we learn to take even very small progress as almost life changing.

One day at a time.

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Response to SamIam715 (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 08:43 AM

15. That's better. I can't imagine what it's like there.

Here in Los Angeles it was around 150 and I was struggling so to be anywhere near 200 or more is definitely spooky.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:41 PM

6. purpleair.com shows it currently at 588.

https://www.purpleair.com/map?opt=1/mAQI/a10/cC0&select=31323#8.96/37.8613/-119.2523

The 1289 reading must have been an error. 588 is horrible, but 1289 would be way off the charts!

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Response to subterranean (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:19 PM

8. I KNOW it read 1289... when I go back to that site, it showed 700... now 588... swirling around.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:08 PM

7. That doesn't sound right.

The lack of a link makes me think it probably is not right.

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Response to gristy (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:26 PM

9. Everybody check out this site.... numbers change constantly, along with the "top 10"...

https://www.iqair.com/usa/california/lee-vining

Look at the "Historic Air Quality"

Lee Vining's AQI peaked at 1733 (!!!!) at noon Monday...
1335 today at 8 am.

Breeze is swirling around.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:09 PM

10. I am in Medford Oregon

It's been slowly getting better, had 2 days of 600, then 500, yesterday 350-400, today 250-330 depending what site you go on.

I can tell its better because sun is almost getting through but still smoky.

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