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Smoky - but not the bear
23-Aug-2018, 03:58 PM
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Smoky - but not the bear
We've had some bad climate characteristics for the last 3 weeks or so. Forest fires are burning in California, British Columbia and Eastern Washington. One of the California fires is almost 200 square miles.

The winds have been blowing the smoke towards western Washington. Visibility in Anacortes has been around half-a-mile for several days. It's been even worse in downtown Seattle.

This morning initially looked similar when I got up, but I later noticed there were water droplets on some of the bushes, Maybe the smoke has been replaced by fog! Visibility is about the same, but there's a lot less smoky smell. I hope the "improvement" continues! I'd like to see a bit more summer blue skies and sunshine.



Frank D.
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23-Aug-2018, 09:29 PM
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RE: Smoky - but not the bear
Hope it clears up soon Frank. The small by comparison fires we had up on the moors are long gone and so is the sun for the moment, been rather damp but still there is a danger of water shortage. Reservoir levels are well down and sections of the canals have been locked to avoid loss of water. We have a small number of Syrian refugees in Preston now 4 families I believe who escaped the horrors of the war. Can't imagine what they must have been through.
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15-Nov-2018, 02:31 PM
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Plastic rubbish
Fed up of looking at bottles, cans and polystyrene trays floating down or washed ashore in our river, all heading ultimately to the sea.........so yesterday I went fishing with a home-made net on a long pole. The river is the Great Ouse, not much bigger than the Lostock where it passes our house. I rescued all that I could reach and sorted it into our bins, but by next week I'm sure there'll be more rubbish. Looks like being a regular job.....I hope the residents of Milton Keynes, Bedford and King's Lynn appreciate my efforts!
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16-Nov-2018, 08:05 PM
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RE: Smoky - but not the bear
Well done John. Doing your bit for the environment, every little helps,. Our local supermarket is making an effort to cut the plastics but it's a tall orderMeantime The fires over in California are the worst on record I believe..it looks like hell on fire looking down on the flames.
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17-Nov-2018, 05:34 PM
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RE: Smoky - but not the bear
It's unbelievable isn't it, a great plume of smoke and flame visible from satellite.....and there are hundreds of residents not yet accounted for.
(16-Nov-2018 08:05 PM)noel Wrote:  Well done John. Doing your bit for the environment, every little helps,. Our local supermarket is making an effort to cut the plastics but it's a tall orderMeantime The fires over in California are the worst on record I believe..it looks like hell on fire looking down on the flames.
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17-Nov-2018, 08:48 PM
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RE: Smoky - but not the bear
It's truly awful John I've been reading some of the reports from those who escaped in their cars through a tunnel of flames. My nephew lives in California but fortunately the South West and not the North East God help them all if there is a god.
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