billeyler: (Albuquerque at dusk)
Weather report, in normal screaming-at-you mode:

THE WALLOW FIRE NEAR ALPINE ARIZONA CONTINUES TO REMAIN VERY ACTIVE... PRODUCING AN EXTENSIVE PLUME OF SMOKE STRETCHING ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. SATELLITE AND RADAR IMAGERY INDICATES THE DENSEST SMOKE WILL STRETCH FROM THE RED HILL AND QUEMADO AREAS IN NORTHWEST CATRON COUNTY... THROUGH EASTERN CIBOLA COUNTY AND INTO SANDOVAL... BERNALILLO... AND VALENCIA COUNTIES. STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS TODAY WILL CONTINUE TO TRANSPORT SMOKE INTO THIS AREA. SMOKE WILL LIKELY SETTLE INTO MUCH OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AS WELL AS THE ESTANCIA VALLEY AGAIN THIS EVENING. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED BELOW 2 MILES IN ALBUQUERQUE AND SANTA FE... WITH EVEN LOWER VISIBILITIES LIKELY IN NORTHWEST CATRON COUNTY. AS WINDS DIMINISH AND THE SMOKE SETTLES OVERNIGHT... VISIBILITIES UNDER 1 MILE WILL BE LIKELY... EVEN ACROSS THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA. AS A REMINDER... VISIBILITIES OF THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE OR LESS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH HAZARDOUS AIR QUALITY. THIS MEANS THE AIR QUALITY IS UNSAFE FOR ALL PERSONS. REDUCE EXPOSURE TO THE DANGEROUS SMOKE CONDITIONS.

THOSE WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES OR ISSUES SHOULD AVOID USING THEIR SWAMP COOLERS AND SHOULD STAY INDOORS. THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ALSO RECOMMENDS THAT WHEN SMOKE LEVELS ARE HIGH... THE USE OF ANYTHING THAT BURNS SUCH AS CANDLES... FIREPLACES..OR GAS STOVES... IS DISCOURAGED.
billeyler: (Albuquerque at dusk)
Weather report, in normal screaming-at-you mode:

THE WALLOW FIRE NEAR ALPINE ARIZONA CONTINUES TO REMAIN VERY ACTIVE... PRODUCING AN EXTENSIVE PLUME OF SMOKE STRETCHING ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. SATELLITE AND RADAR IMAGERY INDICATES THE DENSEST SMOKE WILL STRETCH FROM THE RED HILL AND QUEMADO AREAS IN NORTHWEST CATRON COUNTY... THROUGH EASTERN CIBOLA COUNTY AND INTO SANDOVAL... BERNALILLO... AND VALENCIA COUNTIES. STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS TODAY WILL CONTINUE TO TRANSPORT SMOKE INTO THIS AREA. SMOKE WILL LIKELY SETTLE INTO MUCH OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AS WELL AS THE ESTANCIA VALLEY AGAIN THIS EVENING. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED BELOW 2 MILES IN ALBUQUERQUE AND SANTA FE... WITH EVEN LOWER VISIBILITIES LIKELY IN NORTHWEST CATRON COUNTY. AS WINDS DIMINISH AND THE SMOKE SETTLES OVERNIGHT... VISIBILITIES UNDER 1 MILE WILL BE LIKELY... EVEN ACROSS THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA. AS A REMINDER... VISIBILITIES OF THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE OR LESS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH HAZARDOUS AIR QUALITY. THIS MEANS THE AIR QUALITY IS UNSAFE FOR ALL PERSONS. REDUCE EXPOSURE TO THE DANGEROUS SMOKE CONDITIONS.

THOSE WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES OR ISSUES SHOULD AVOID USING THEIR SWAMP COOLERS AND SHOULD STAY INDOORS. THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ALSO RECOMMENDS THAT WHEN SMOKE LEVELS ARE HIGH... THE USE OF ANYTHING THAT BURNS SUCH AS CANDLES... FIREPLACES..OR GAS STOVES... IS DISCOURAGED.
billeyler: (Albuquerque at dusk)
A massive forest fire in far eastern Arizona is raging. The winds have been from the south and southwest for several days. Last night was evening 2 of acrid smoke layering itself over Albuquerque, 240 miles away from the fire. It's not nice at all out there. The smell in the air is thick with that sour smell of the death of trees.

After the winds calmed down, the inversion layer set in and the smoke is just...here.

Bicycling is definitely out of the question. Swamp coolers are off. Windows are closed.

This morning, I awoke to a pink-red haze from the smoke. Don't know if pics can capture any of it. You have to combine it with the odd denseness of the air and the sad stench. Zoomed pics from the deck.



Looking over the garage roof, normally the Sandia Mountains are crystal-clear. Just between the phone/power cables you can barely make out the outline of the mountains.



That being said, looking down at part of the garden shows health and vibrancy. But time to go back in, otherwise I'd have to put on a face mask!

billeyler: (Albuquerque at dusk)
A massive forest fire in far eastern Arizona is raging. The winds have been from the south and southwest for several days. Last night was evening 2 of acrid smoke layering itself over Albuquerque, 240 miles away from the fire. It's not nice at all out there. The smell in the air is thick with that sour smell of the death of trees.

After the winds calmed down, the inversion layer set in and the smoke is just...here.

Bicycling is definitely out of the question. Swamp coolers are off. Windows are closed.

This morning, I awoke to a pink-red haze from the smoke. Don't know if pics can capture any of it. You have to combine it with the odd denseness of the air and the sad stench. Zoomed pics from the deck.



Looking over the garage roof, normally the Sandia Mountains are crystal-clear. Just between the phone/power cables you can barely make out the outline of the mountains.



That being said, looking down at part of the garden shows health and vibrancy. But time to go back in, otherwise I'd have to put on a face mask!

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