September 10, 2020 at 6:07 pm #4700
In the Bay Area, we still can’t see the sun, but the sky’s less yellow/orange and brighter than yesterday.
How is it where you are? Anyone in the west seeing blue skies?
September 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm #4701indexlessKeymaster
We have really low marine layer and it’s orange, there is a strange red dot in the sky
September 14, 2020 at 5:58 am #4713
The sun’s been really red today but we had a little actual sunshine.
September 14, 2020 at 1:57 pm #4715DanielParticipant
I hesitate to say anything… It’s blue and cloudless here today with a temperature of 91f (33c). Fecking hot.
I usually feel a sense of something like survivor’s guilt for watching from afar what you guys are going through.
We have had a really dry summer for northern Europe. I’ve got no grass left in the yard and the garden needs daily watering. It ain’t just the tomatoes, pumpkins, and beets. There are a few shrubs we use for screening that have started to wilt, and I water them now too.
Point is, I’m happy to be here away from the smoke. But in truth I believe you guys are going through now what we will be going through in a few short years.
September 14, 2020 at 7:41 pm #4716
We actually have real, if hazy, sun today. The cars are covered in ash. We’ve rinsed them clean a couple of times on the weekend, but it’ll be a while before everything settles. We were joking that we’d lay some eggs out there, let them get covered in ash, and have California-thousand-year cured eggs…..
Got out on the bike and rode towards the bay yesterday (we have a trail to get there, so no cars to deal with). The trail looks vaguely snowy from the ash fall and no rain, and bike wheels leave a trail. Used the better mask after seeing that.
You may be right – some years ago, Central and Southern Europe was hit by a heat wave that buckled train tracks. If what we see here is any indication, the world is drying up a bit. BART shut down yesterday for a bit both bc of computer problems and some heat-buckled track….go figure.
Gonna take a lot of work to fix this old world, but I guess we don’t have a lot of choice if we want to keep living here 😀
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