Smoke and haze in B-Town.

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  1. Toto'sDad

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    Most of you know that seemingly all of northern California is on fire. Today, we are blanketed by the smoke to such and extent that at nearly three in the afternoon, it looks like it's about ten minutes after daybreak! I haven't tried take a pic of it, but I'm pretty sure it's a good idea to drive with your headlights on, it's the kind of day.

    Bakersfield sits close to the southern end of the San Joaquin valley, and the smoke from northern California fires always ends up collecting down here. I've lived in Bakersfield since 1969 and I've never seen a day like today. It looks like one might expect things to look if the world were indeed ending.

    It started yesterday, we played golf and the sun looked like the moon before the days end. I imagine the fires will continue to burn until the rain and snow of winter arrives in the north. You can smell the smoke even inside the house. If a giant spaceship appears over the city, I won't be surprised. (the folks in Oildale will though)

    This is from a tv station, looks worse in real life.

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    Scary stuff indeed! If it gets too close, don't hang around. And stay safe!
     
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    It was foggy here a couple weeks ago, I heard it was from fires hundreds of miles away

    Could it be true? I don’t know
     
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    The weather systems, especially winds, are amazing things. I remember going to school one morning, in the early 70s I think, and the cars were covered in fine sand. The neibours neighbours we’re all out looking and discussing where it coukd have come from. Favourite explanation was a ‘leaky’ lorry carrying sand. I live 20 miles North of London. That evening’s local news bulletin told us that the sand had come from the Sahara where there had been a sand storm. It had taken a couple of days to arrive I think it said.
     
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    We're in no danger from the fire, we are just getting the fallout. Thanks though.
     
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    that's just big weathermen lying to you so they can justify their job
     
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    We've had numerous days just like that this summer. Also from the fires in NorCal. On a couple of them the visibility was under a half mile in mid afternoon.
     
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    The pic I posted might have been from yesterday. I don't know why but the weather like that doesn't really show in a photograph, at least not one you take with a phone. I could probably capture it on film, but that would be a lot of trouble. It was DARK today!
     
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    I live in central coast CA and they have air quality problems all the time from the fires up north.
     
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    Man, that sucks.
     
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    I was working down in Laguna Niguel yesterday when I noticed an orange tint in the air. I thought there might be a fire locally, then I heard on the radio that the smoke from the fires up north are coming down here. By the time I got home to Huntington Beach, the sun was completely orange. It's pretty much all gone today, and a thunderstorm rolled through a little while ago.
     
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    I suspect most of that smoke is coming from the fire going into the Sequoia National Park. They wrapped General Sherman and he survived so far.
     
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    Yup, as I suspected. That dark orange spot is the worst air quality and those cluster of dots is where the Sequoia redwoods are burning up. B2F8D313-CB35-4745-8C56-32ABD45F38AC.png
     
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    It’s a heluva mess we’ve made.
     
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    It’s a shame. We had smoke enough in the northern LP of Michigan this summer such that if you missed the smoky smell you’d maybe notice you couldn’t see very far across the lake. Lasted for weeks but nothing like you guys closer to the fires.

    I’m up in NW Ontario now working on deer camp and the wildfires here have thankfully died down a bunch. I don’t think I coulda handled the smoke here a few weeks ago. I hope you guys get some relief.
     
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    You are 100% right!
     
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    Things have been slowly improving in BC. After the heat dome, there were over 300 active wildfire burning. It's down to about 150 today.
     
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    We just got back from our evening walk a little while ago. The smoke had dissipated slightly, but I had to stop and honk my horn a couple of times, I had foreseen that possibility and brought along plenty of Kleenex. This is the absolute worst I've ever seen since I've been living here.
     
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    TD ( and all) that's how southern Australia looked a couple of summers ago but it was brown smoky air, you could smell the bushfires.
     
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    We are a long way from the northern fires, and the winds near the surface are moving in the opposite direction of the southern fires. I guess it must be the winds aloft that are the culprit.
     
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