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Fri Sep 1, 2017, 12:39 PM

Who else is choking on smoke

And roasting in the heat?

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Reply Who else is choking on smoke (Original post)
Lordquinton Sep 2017 OP
Adsos Letter Sep 2017 #1
Lordquinton Sep 2017 #5
Adsos Letter Sep 2017 #8
Lordquinton Sep 2017 #11
Hekate Sep 2017 #24
The River Sep 2017 #2
Lordquinton Sep 2017 #6
Shrike47 Sep 2017 #3
Lordquinton Sep 2017 #7
Adsos Letter Sep 2017 #10
Galileo126 Sep 2017 #4
Lordquinton Sep 2017 #9
dhill926 Sep 2017 #14
Brother Buzz Sep 2017 #12
Lordquinton Sep 2017 #17
Pachamama Sep 2017 #13
Lordquinton Sep 2017 #18
msongs Sep 2017 #15
Lordquinton Sep 2017 #19
ailsagirl Sep 2017 #16
Lordquinton Sep 2017 #20
ailsagirl Sep 2017 #21
Lordquinton Sep 2017 #22
Hekate Sep 2017 #23

Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 12:44 PM

1. Definitely smokey out today.

Supposed to hit 112* this afternoon.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 12:47 PM

5. It's already 91

And supposed to top out at 111 here in central Contra Costa. The smoke is pretty bad, giving me some trouble breathing and my eyes are burning.

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 12:53 PM

8. I just posted that it is currently 91* in The City, and projected to hit 96* this afternoon.

In San Francisco.

Holy.Mackeral...

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 12:55 PM

11. When you're roasting in the city

That's a bad day... I wish I could have just stayed home in bed not moving, but I had to reschedule that for tomorrow.

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 2, 2017, 04:42 PM

24. During our big regional fires I got some air purifiers from Costco to spread around the house...

They were affordable and the size and shape of a tower floor fan, about 3 feet high. You might try that inside with the windows shut. Outside, consider disposable face masks for the worst days.

I hope your car has AC like mine does. If so, get a clean filter. I asked my mechanic about that and he said they are good for I forget how many miles, but I pointed out my low mileage car is actually 11 years old and we've had 3 major regional fires in it's life. So for 35 bucks he pulled it out and put in a new one. The old one was all black and brown.

Other than that, if you have an allergist, go visit him/her. The worst for me was when all the poison oak burned off one time, but every time there's a fire the allergist's office is full of wheezy people. I've been maintaining well, myself, but still...

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 12:44 PM

2. Not Choking

but it is a bit hazy out in the foothills NE of Sac.

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Response to The River (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 12:50 PM

6. I don't envy how hot it's going to be there

Stay safe!

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 12:45 PM

3. Western Oregon. High 90s forecast and air you can see in the Willamette Valley.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 12:52 PM

7. Oregon? Get out of here!



Kidding of course, my brother and sister live up there, as do some friends, something about "affording to live".

And then our weather followed...

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 12:54 PM

10. Drove down to NorCal from Sheridan last week.

Lots of heavy smoke along the way.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 12:47 PM

4. Heat? yes, Smoke? no.

California is approximately 164,000 sq miles of land. You neglected to give a location. As usual for this state forum.

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Response to Galileo126 (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 12:53 PM

9. Are you near the ocean?

Cause it sounds like it's salty where you are...

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 01:53 PM

14. haha...

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 01:22 PM

12. Yesterday was worse

Yesterday, the Delta breeze shut down in Solano county and heavy smoke, and even heavier smell, drifted down from the Oroville fire. The north wind is stronger today and mixing things up a bit; the smell is gone, but the smoke hangs over us like a overcast day.

Heat? Another triple digit day, for sure, and I'm still pissed at the manager at our market for kicking me and my chaise lounge out of the frozen food aisle. It was a great plan to beat the heat, and the manager is a poo poo head.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 09:24 PM

17. Hey, you're up in Solano?

What a coincidence!

It was much worse yesterday, we couldn't see Diablo from Pleasant hill. It was clear when I went to class at 11, and it felt like something on campus was on fire when I got out at 12:20.

I was so glad I was trapped in the office today...

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 01:45 PM

13. Although Im in Northern California, it feels like I'm in Palm Springs and looking at LA Smog outside

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 09:25 PM

18. I remember stopping in LA on my way home

From San Diego, and it felt not quite as bad as it does right now.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 02:29 PM

15. its the back to school heat wave that occurs every year late aug/early sept nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 09:26 PM

19. True

But this is way hotter than it ever was. I don't think we've had consistent temps over 110 before.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 05:09 PM

16. It will be hot Hot HOT!!!

Throughout the weekend. And August was so mild... (for the most part)

(San Rafael)

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #16)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 09:27 PM

20. August was a wild ride

Hot, then mild, then scorching, the poor plonts are just giving up.

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #20)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 09:41 PM

21. I'll be so glad when we slide into Autumn

my favourite season!

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #21)

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 09:42 PM

22. It's just around the corner

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Sat Sep 2, 2017, 04:31 PM

23. Just heat and humid haze at our new place in Ventura. Not as bad as yesterday.

We are almost behind a little fold in the foothills -- we have a peek of the ocean when it's not foggy. So, waaay better temperatures than further inland where it is 110, but this is indeed a heatwave even here. We have ceiling fans and no AC and it was in the high 90's yesterday outside, and 85 indoors. Not much relief after dark.

I went shopping for furniture with my SIL yesterday in a store with 3 levels and no AC. I thought I would melt upstairs, and I think I alarm people when my face turns bright red like that. I told my SIL and the sales lady I really was not stroking out. I like that store, and hope to go back while they still have a sale and gods willing the weather cools. The sales lady and I agreed that a lot of what we are going thru at the moment is caused by humans. I looked at her collection of tattoos (dragons, heraldic devices) and asked if she was aware of the saying, "The Goddess is coming, and is She pissed." She said oh yes.

But, compared to the Apocalypse in Houston, we're just dandy as long as we don't get a fire close by.

I think I'll go put more ice in my coffee now.

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