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Air quality in scenic Peace River

Post by AlbertaTime » May 6th 2023, 2:10pm

Here's the air quality where I live due to the somewhat nearby forest/grass fires, May 6th.

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We're in the upper left quadrant, in the middle of the smoke path and about halfway to the U/L corner from the three fires just by where it says Alberta (from yesterday--it's worse today).

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Post by AlbertaTime » May 6th 2023, 3:50pm

smellody wrote:
May 6th 2023, 2:47pm
Wow. That's a lot of smoke. Hope you breathe.
At home, with a very good air purifier, and mostly staying in one room, unless I need to go out for something (and I haven't today).

It's not fun with my COPD and asthma, but I've always had good medical support and I'm doing OK Image
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Post by AlbertaTime » May 6th 2023, 9:37pm

Thanks, all.

Like I said, I have good meds and a great purifier so as long as I'm not outside much, I'm good.

Took some photos yesterday when the stuff *started* coming in and settling...much worse now, but I'm not going out to take photos.

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Post by AlbertaTime » May 6th 2023, 11:28pm

conjurer wrote:
May 6th 2023, 10:19pm
Jaysus. It looks like the end of the fucking world....usually towards the middle of the summers, when forest fires are the worst.
Yep. This is early in the year.

We had a bad bout a couple of years ago, but it was in late August IIRC. And the air didn't get quite this bad (high 300s)
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Post by AlbertaTime » May 8th 2023, 10:21pm

Hi all, we're down to 102 which is merely "unhealthy for sensitive groups" as long as the wind direction holds.

Wednesday is supposed to get bad again.
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Post by smellody » May 8th 2023, 10:37pm

AlbertaTime wrote:
May 8th 2023, 10:21pm
Hi all, we're down to 102 which is merely "unhealthy for sensitive groups" as long as the wind direction holds.

Wednesday is supposed to get bad again.
Stay safe Ron. I'm glad you have filtration.
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Post by AlbertaTime » May 12th 2023, 1:29am

We finally got clean air for a bit. Supposed to go up Saturday, but most fires are contained now.

We'll see what happens with the thunderstorms tonight :-)
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Post by smellody » May 12th 2023, 7:24am

AlbertaTime wrote:
May 12th 2023, 1:29am
We finally got clean air for a bit. Supposed to go up Saturday, but most fires are contained now.

We'll see what happens with the thunderstorms tonight :-)
That's good news. Hope you just get some good old fashioned rain without the lightning 🌩
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Post by Mark1 » May 12th 2023, 12:44pm

Central Oregon looked like that three years ago with a multitude of wildfires. We are just now getting our first extended dry weather period. The rain has been tiresome but there is something to be said for being too wet to burn.
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Post by AlbertaTime » May 15th 2023, 9:21pm

It just keeps on coming.

We haven't been evacuated where I live, so far, and we might remain lucky--but smoke is still very bad, ranging around 200-210 right now, merely "very unhealthy"

On the other hand, it makes for great sunsets.
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