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Anyone Else Experiencing This?

Discussion in 'Announcements & Open Forum' started by Handy Andy, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

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    Since I live in Northern climes of the US, I work up this morning to BARELY see the Moon and Venus - but upon Sunrise, I see this...
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    Approximately 8:30 AM - the Sun this hazy would make me believe I'm in Florida or Texas Gulf Coast region.​

    Would like to know what you see in your Sunrise this morning.

    Don't worry, one of the first things thru my mind when I saw the Moon dimmed - and the Planet Venus about as bright as maybe Vega or Deneb, part of the Summer Triangle stars in the Suumer Night's Sky...yes, I did think of...

    Acts 2:20 and Revelation 6:12...

    But This is from those Fires from the Forests of the West Coast...



    You may need to prepare for an early winter - this type of dimming if it goes wide scale - may cause considerable cooling.

    Just making an observation or a "Journal entry" - for legacy.
     

  2. ForestRunner98

    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    It’s been like that for us in Southern California for a week now because of the wildfires.
     
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  3. dave457

    dave457 Sr. Member

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    Every day thing for the past few weeks here in central calif because of the smoke
     
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  4. ForestRunner98

    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    Heard that the smoke is reaching Michigan.
     
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  5. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

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    It's already here, at least in Indiana/Michigan border - first I thought "Gary" farted but this isn't a "Gasser" like the local Oil Refineries put out - this is from that Fly-ash from those fires.

    Had a similar effect when Fort McMurray up in Canada burned up from that mess.
     
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  6. ForestRunner98

    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    Amazing on how far smoke can travel and affect other parts of the country.
     
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  7. groundwire

    groundwire Sr. Member

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    Its killing us in oregon. We got evacuated, towns and homes burning up, smoke so thick ya cant breath no matter where you go. Clothes, car, hair etc all stink of forest fire. And to top it off i have to work outside in it. Its been 2 wks now. Totally sucks.
     
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  8. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    I live in Mariposa County Ca, up near Yosemite Nat Park and we are dealing with these wildfires, the Creek Fire is just up the hill from us.
    We have not seen the sun in weeks, and there is ash all over everything.
    Because of the lack of rainfall over several years we have a very serious problem with tree mortality.
    Many, and I mean many of the big pines up here have died from from bark beetles.
    The beetles have always been here, but as long as the trees are healthy it is not a problem.
    However because the trees have been stressed by lack of rain fall for several years in a row, many have died off.
    In some places it is so bad it looks like someone dropped a bomb out here.
    This has increased the fuel load in the wild areas to a point that it is explosive.
    Lack of summer rains, and increasingly lower humidity levels during the summer add to this problem.
    That and the lack of rain for severs years in a row has resulted in a situation were what would have been manageable fires in years past, are now major events.

    Saturday before last my wife and I were at
    Bass Lake ca.
    A fire started at Sierra Camp up by Shaver Lake.
    At 9 AM that morning it was close to 500 acres, we came home early because the smoke was increasing at a incredible rate.
    By 8 that night it has spread to 5000 acres.
    The next day it had increased to 36,000 acres.
    It moved so fast that over 160 campers at Mammoth Pool had to be rescued by Air National Guard using Chinook Helios.
    Google the Creek Fire, Calif for more info.
    Bear in mind this is rugged terrain, you can't even get a Cat into most of these areas to cut
    fire breaks, these guys use DC 10's for water tankers out here, and Helios with water buckets.
    The whole West Coast of the US has been experiencing this type of problem and it is just getting worse.
    The smoke is affecting a large portion of the states.
    pray for rain, we need it.

    73
    Jeff
     
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  9. ForestRunner98

    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    We’re dealing with the Bobcat fire. I am about a few miles from it and it’s real bad. Planes and helicopters all day and copters at night. We have “air scrubbers” all over our building and it’s still smelly. I also work in Pasadena. Our San Gabriel Mts. are one of the steepest in the country. Also not easy cutting firebreaks. Our mts have a ton a chapperal that burns like crazy. There is no mis-management. Just lack of rain that’s dried out the vegetation. So with all the wildfires in our state our fighting resources are stretched thin. Big Bear Ca had problems with bark beetles and fire...again lack of rain.
     
  10. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

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    Back in 2019 on thru '20 until about 2 months ago, the Saharan Dust was eating up much of any rain or tropical moisture due to it's effects...

    In the past few months things have been stepping up in the Atlantic activity, so the Hurricane season this year ramped up quickly to make up for lost time from lasts' years drought.

    But in this paradigm shift, the Monsoon season never materialized in a volume of any sort to help quench any thirst - and with La Nina forming off the Pacific coast of South America - hold on! For our Winters may start a bit earlier than expected - in less than two weeks ago that Snowstorm in Colorado and Montana if it has shown anything to us about our near future - we may be in for a rough ride.

    Right Now, Sally came back from the Grave to wash down the coast - the problem is, it's not the West coast where it is needed the most.

    I was able to stay in touch with some friends in Hammond LA and although it's been a couple of busy months, they have not let their guard down - for any reason - and with current events adding stress in the area around them, vigilance is ever present.

    I'm waiting or the Mars Rover to show up on my Porch extending an arm looking for an outlet to recharge it batteries so it can find it's way back to the High Plains of the Red Planet

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    For right now, it looks only to be sitting on a sand dune...
    For that is our actual color of sky this morning.as it's backdrop...
    (Surprisingly I did not have to edit this graphic by much is the point I'm trying to make)
     
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  11. snow bird

    snow bird Well-Known Member

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    We have had some Hoter than nom l weather In N.C. this year Getting Bad when It rains for Days at a time I know Some thing is Wrong with the Weather. Or may be It is trying to tell us the End Is Near Don,t Know .But Pray foer all to be Safe My Friends.
     
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  12. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

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    @AudioShockwav - your thoughts are similar to mine in this.

    I? Was not complaining, yet, I agree "change" is inevitable.

    Don't know really what to say, except - Good Luck.

    For some we can't save that which their past gave them to live life from and for - we simply cannot go back to what life once was, but nature may put us in that position - ready or not.

    So if Nature decides it's had enough - I can only hope that with your love of the Area you live in, the Shelter In Place option may be the Viable alternative versus running -, herding like cattle - only to be crowded into a small area with little freedom to choose.

    IF you can live off the land and tend to it - it can take care of you - then the Natives taught you well, "To leave it better than when you found it."

    Hope you can overcome this. For my concerns are similar to yours in knowing that whether, we - or I - will have to make ready for changes that have yet to be experienced to understand.
     
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  13. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 Amarillo Tx Standing By

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    Prayers to you California folks as here in the panhandle we don't know what it's like with big fires like that. We've also been seeing that tripy through the smoke sun, almost like it's daylight without direct sunlight. This picture below is at around 2 o'clock p.m. here in the Texas panhandle, it's a little eerie 20200916_164656.jpg
     
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  14. The Howler

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    The word on the airwaves in Wa state is 50% Human started fires. I am sure same in all states.
    And not mainstream media airwaves.
     
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  15. G GOLLY WAlly

    G GOLLY WAlly WDX 719 / Waldo on AM

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    It's been hazy in Oklahoma, was told its because of the fires on the West coast, I don't know? Could be. I've never been to the West coast but it amazes me that they have anything left to burn, it seems like they have raging wildfires every year for as long as I can remember.
     
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