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PostWed Oct 19, 2022 9:57 pm 
I flew home from NYC this evening and it indeed does look like the entire state of Washington is trapped under a blanket of smoke. Who would have ever thought that the air would be cleaner in New York City than the Pacific NW, but itís true.

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 5:40 am 
Diablo lake yesterday.

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 7:21 am 
When we see numbers like this, but a random green spot, do we assume the green is an error?

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 7:32 am 
IT moved in last night. I turned off the window fan but by then it was no use to close the window and I went back to sleep smelling the smoke. It is better this morning, I think.

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 7:52 am 
kiliki wrote:
When we see numbers like this, but a random green spot, do we assume the green is an error?
Perhaps the device is located indoors. In either regard, I can't take this much longer.

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 8:07 am 
Me either. There are spots on the western OP that look good and if I wasn't working, I'd be there.

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 8:11 am 
Scene in Ridgecrest Neighborhood Shoreline Oct 19th @ 5:30pm
Smoke in Ridgecrest Neighborhood
Smoke in Ridgecrest Neighborhood

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 8:14 am 
kiliki wrote:
Me either. There are spots on the western OP that look good and if I wasn't working, I'd be there.
You don't have to go that far. Very clear, clean air on Mt. Ellinor yesterday. Even the summit of Green mountain looked good (as you can see in the photo). Capital Forest looked very good.
Rainier cams look clear up there today.

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 8:38 am 
kiliki wrote:
When we see numbers like this, but a random green spot, do we assume the green is an error?
No. Some sensors only measure ozone.

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 10:12 am 
Any ideas why the air quality in Seattle is even worse today according to the sensors, but it no longer smells like smoke? Like, I wouldn't even know the air was bad if I didn't know to look online.

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 11:03 am 
philfort wrote:
Any ideas why the air quality in Seattle is even worse today according to the sensors, but it no longer smells like smoke?
It might depend on where you are. Places closer to the Sound may be getting a benefit from the morning condensation. In some parts of Ballard this morning it was kinda foggy.

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 11:07 am 
philfort wrote:
Any ideas why the air quality in Seattle is even worse today according to the sensors, but it no longer smells like smoke?
Good question for which I have no certain answer. I have noticed a big variation in degree of "smoky" smell even at very high AQI (PM2.5) levels. My guess is that there are probably two factors involved. One is what sort of gases are mixed in with the particles. The other is what the particles themselves are like, including how long they've been floating in the air. We've noticed btw that the air at our house tends to smell less at night or when it's cooler outside during the day, for whatever little that may be worth.

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 11:26 am 
The ash tray smell is gone but the smoke isn't. You can see it in the color and visual obscurity of anything more than a couple hundred yards away, and the lack of shadows.

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 3:02 pm 
Here on Hollywood Hill (near Woodinville) the AQI is way down from Hazardous (where it was most of yesterday and through last night) to merely smack in the middle of the Unhealthy" range. I'm surprised our neighbor isn't back out rebuilding her spite fence. Smells more like a bunch of crap wood campfires now, whereas it just smelled kind of bland but acrid early this morning when the AQI was still way up there near Hazardous. Looks like some nice air has been making its way down the Strait of Juan de Fuca. I'm hoping for a significant PSCZ to hose those fires out around highway 2 and thereabouts, even though it will probably also trigger the first big wave of crap falling down onto the highway.

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PostThu Oct 20, 2022 3:30 pm 
Today in Brier we had the worst smog in the 40 years that I have been living in the PNW. Folks who have lived in the LA basin are probably finding this all too familiar.

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