jscott wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:57 pm
A week of smoke from the Camp fire up north--and today's the worst yet. It turns out that air filters don't work all that well on smoke. Mine's on anyway. It's tiring but worse by far for many others. I actually have on a mask indoors!
Yah - we are smoked in. Outdoor activity can kill you, and some vulnerable people, like asthma patients, have died from simply being out in the smoke. We have 3 HEPA filters running full blast and restrict our indoor movement to those rooms with the HEPA filters, and N95 masks are mandatory if we must go outdoors. It has all the same medical problems as chain smoking, but without the high.
As bad as it is for us the SF Bay Area, it is far worse for those in the burn zones.
To answer the theme of this thread: these fires have created their own weather, and it ain't good. The sun has been mostly blocked out and the temp is downright cold for November in the SF Bay.
I think I'd rather have an earthquake. Probably less destruction, and it's over in less than 10 mins without lung damage.