Right now we have a lot of smoke from a huge cross-border fire in Washington and British Columbia. The sky is literally overcast because of it.
The poor air quality is causing a very red harvest moon.
There seem to be intense wildfires everywhere. Here’s hoping for lots of steady rain, and soon.
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When will the rain start. Here we have still not had a frost and no signs of one in the next 2 weeks. Such an unusual year Lynette. Rain is what is needed right now. Have a good Tuesday. Allan
We actually had a slow steady rain for most of the night, and I thought the air would be much better this morning, but it was not the case. It was even worse and we could see smoke clouds drifting in. We’re getting more rain later today; I hope it’s strong.
No frost yet? Wow, although I shouldn’t be surprised. The southern portions of NWT haven’t had any, either. Yes, extremely unusual, and frankly, quite worrisome.
We have the smoke now too, since a couple of days ago. Ours was at 4 on a scale of 1 to 10, while Vancouver has had 10+. It’s hard to sleep with that smoke. I don’t know whether to open or close the windows. Seems to be a bit better this morning. But I see Penticton is at 5.
We had our windows open last night as it was raining and we thought the air would be much better, but instead we got more smoke. We’re keeping them closed for now. It rained again this afternoon but not strongly enough to really improve the air quality. It could be that there’s just too much smoke. I’ve seen pictures of Vancouver; it’s really bad!
It’s been a few years since we had this much smoke. I would have thought the rain would fix it, but I guess we need a deluge.
I agree, we might need a heavy rain with large, meaty drops to clear this out.
It’s just a matter of time, but we’re all pretty tired of heat and smoke.
Yes, it is. We had a giant rain storm during the night, so I hope we’re clearer today.
It makes for nice photography but terrible air. I hope it clears soon.
Yes, I hope so too. The air quality isn’t good. People with respiratory issues are being told to stay inside.
I’d be happy to share some of what tried to wash out my driveway last night!
And we would be grateful recipients!
The red moon looks a bit spooky. Hopefully you’ll get some much needed rain soon.
Yes, quite eerie looking. We did get a couple of rains right after I took that photo, so it’s much better now.