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PostMon Sep 26, 2022 6:07 pm 
At the tunnel and in Sky yesterday. The column of smoke at Sky is why the evac level went from 1 to 2 as it burned towards the Beckler.

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 11:35 am 
Sept 19th, strong smell of smoke is in the air. I am kinda surprised, the winds are favorable, we shouldn't be smelling any forest fire smoke. why the smoke..unless there is a nearby fire somewhere in Seattle?

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 11:59 am 
Bolt Creek Fire on Route 2. You can see it pouring out of that valley on the Purple Air map.

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 12:02 pm 
Looks like it's blowing in from Bolt Creek frown.gif
source: https://twitter.com/NWSSeattle/status/1571917309828276224?cxt=HHwWgIDRyeCdydArAAAA air quality seems to be into the 100's in some spots in Seattle: https://map.purpleair.com/1/mAQI/a10/p604800/cC0#11.52/47.6353/-122.2989

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 12:20 pm 
I'm downtown Seattle and I smell it inside the building I'm in (no, it's not on fire).

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 1:22 pm 
Kim Brown wrote:
I'm downtown Seattle and I smell it inside the building I'm in (no, it's not on fire).
I am on the North edge of Lake Union and I can smell it. It can't be from Bolt Creek 'cause the winds are out of the N.W.

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 1:33 pm 
pula58 wrote:
I am on the North edge of Lake Union and I can smell it. It can't be from Bolt Creek 'cause the winds are out of the N.W.

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 1:37 pm 
pula58 wrote:
I am on the North edge of Lake Union and I can smell it. It can't be from Bolt Creek 'cause the winds are out of the N.W.
The smoke is being blown mostly into the North Sound, so the NW wind is probably bringing it to you from there. you can see the satellite video in this tweet: https://twitter.com/NWSSeattle/status/1571917309828276224?cxt=HHwWgIDRyeCdydArAAAA

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 1:53 pm 
Cliff Mass says Bolt Creek. Smoke will pour out of the valley in the mornings, and get a bit better in the afternoon as it mixes with the atmosphere. We can expect the same through Wednesday evening when winds switch to more of an on shore flow. https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2022/09/smoke-plume-from-bolt-fire-invades.html

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 2:34 pm 
I guess it doesn't matter where the smoke smell is coming from. (really, it doesn't). It just is. Small annoyance to those of us not affected to any great extent.

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 3:18 pm 
Kim Brown wrote:
I guess it doesn't matter where the smoke smell is coming from.  (really, it doesn't).
It's useful to understand the world around us.

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 3:39 pm 
Distinct smoke smell in Olympia too, no visible smoke at all.

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 3:39 pm 
definitely smell it in down south in T-town.

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 4:23 pm 
AQ has improved drastically.

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 4:30 pm 
Windy here. Had to pedal downhill and used higher assists going against it. But the tailwind was great! But the tailwind was a headwind on the way home. Anyway, not a hint of smoke, cool nights, life is good again. We do have a fire weather warning, which I don't know the difference between that and a red flag warning. Maybe the flag has to be kept at half mast for the Queen?

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PostMon Sep 19, 2022 5:57 pm 
Yea, we got smoke smell in PA on the Olympic Peninsula. It's not too bad now and the haze is barely noticeable. Rumi

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