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Even In New England

We’re seeing wildfire smoke in the sky, although it’s way, way up in the atmosphere, not messing with our breathing or threatening our homes. I feel for those of you affected by this in a real way, and not just seeing haze. Still, this is pretty amazing considering how far we are from the fires.

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Photo: me
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It’s really hard to find the source of the smoke we’re seeing, but anyway, it’s not close. This map is cool, but kind of busy and a little bit inconsistent - I loaded it once and it showed huge smoke plumes from California, Oregon, Washington (obviously) yet none of those quite reached New Hampshire; a few minutes later it didn’t show those at all, but it did show clear plumes trailing over us. Basically there’s a lot going on out there / up there, and some of it’s going over us right now.

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Screenshot: fire.airnow.gov
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Stay safe out there, left coast Oppos.

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