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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 3:44 pm 
philfort wrote:
June 21 - September 21, driest on record: https://twitter.com/NWSSeattle/status/1572636841739964416/photo/1
I think Bellingham did a bit better especially in the early part of this period. But given the dryness we are very lucky most of spring was wet and the snowpack was good; had the August thunderstorms happened in July the forest fire situation (acres burned) would be entirely different.

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 4:01 pm 
philfort wrote:
June 21 - September 21, driest on record: https://twitter.com/NWSSeattle/status/1572636841739964416/photo/1
Wow, 9 of the 10 driest on record have all been in the last 35 years. How far back do the records go?

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PostThu Sep 22, 2022 11:49 am 
I really enjoy these dry hot summers. I've grown up in this area and do remember hemp fest getting rain a lot back then. But I enjoy the smell of hot grass, trees and dirt in the mountains. The sweat and hard work of hiking in 80 degree weather and sun. The smoke doesn't bother me at all. Maybe if it was around for more than a few days a year. When winter comes back I also enjoy the cold but if I could get a summer like this every year I would.

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PostThu Sep 22, 2022 12:12 pm 
Well, you can have it. But then, I have been around for awhile. As to whether "the smoke doesn't bother you at all" you may find out when you get older.

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PostThu Sep 22, 2022 12:59 pm 
gb wrote:
Well, you can have it. But then, I have been around for awhile. As to whether "the smoke doesn't bother you at all" you may find out when you get older.
That's true, with age comes health change and preference change. I won't always like hiking 33miles in one day but this year I did.

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PostThu Sep 22, 2022 1:22 pm 
gb wrote:
Well, you can have it. But then, I have been around for awhile. As to whether "the smoke doesn't bother you at all" you may find out when you get older.
For me it's less about physical irritation and discomfort, it bothers me as a sign that things aren't right.

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PostThu Sep 22, 2022 2:37 pm 
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gb wrote:
Well, you can have it. But then, I have been around for awhile. As to whether "the smoke doesn't bother you at all" you may find out when you get older.
For me it's less about physical irritation and discomfort, it bothers me as a sign that things aren't right.
Well that, too. But I don't think there is any question that when particulates enter the lungs, if the body is unable to expel them trough the lymph system, they will remain in the lungs and either be surrounded by mucous or will embed and then be cordoned off by some type of scar tissue.

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PostThu Sep 22, 2022 2:42 pm 
Bingo! Here is one such study. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6743728/ With the short historical period in which smoke has become a way of life, I am sure more studies will be coming in the coming years.

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