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Fires and smoke


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balzaccom

How bad is it in Napa?

At 8 a.m. this morning, I tried to take a photo of our backyard. On the one hand, it looked as if it were snowing...as ash fell from the sky at a steady pace. But it was difficult to capture the scene on my camera. because it was so dark that the camera's auto-flash deployed. 

Yes, in what would normally be broad daylight, any outdoor photos required a flash. And that flash lit up the flecks of ash falling from the sky. It was so bad that when I got up this morning I thought I had misread the clock, because it was dark outside...

Absolutely apocalyptic. 

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balzaccom

This doesn't show smoke but it is an excellent interactive map from the NY Times showing where the West is burning

nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/fires-map-tracker.html

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Thanks for the link.  Just got back from a short jaunt into the Colorado backcountry.  Turned back by snowpack at 12,200 feet, but the good news was that the storm/weatherfront  that dropped it on Wednesday pushed all of California's smoke south to Arizona and New Mexico.

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