Smoke

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by scott craven, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Geez, I thought it was bad yesterday in Victoria
    Today it's even thicker . :eek:
     
  2. RogersonCrusoe

    RogersonCrusoe Crew Member

    Brentwood bay is about 500m of visibility. Was going to go to sooke today, but my lungs will thank me for not going...
     
  3. Kildonan

    Kildonan Well-Known Member

    It’s pretty bad. I looked at a map of the wildfires in the western USA yesterday. Holy hell. What a mess.
     

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  4. Kildonan

    Kildonan Well-Known Member

    Sitting on my patio in Esquimalt right now, I can hear a foghorn at either the breakwater or Brotchie.
     
  5. Beaudog

    Beaudog Member

    So bad on the Peninsula that you can only see about 300m. I could hear the foghorn from the San Juans all day yesterday.
     
  6. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    Nasty over here on inside. Straight has poor visibility. Not worth going out.

    I feel like I am in Beijing again.
     
  7. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    Bad in Ucluelet yesterday when we left, bad in Richmond where we stopped to see family, and bad in the Okanagan today.
     
  8. Sharphooks

    Sharphooks Well-Known Member

    It’s payback for the fires in BC back in 2017 and 2018....southerly winds had us all choking and gagging down here but yes, maybe this is a bit worse....

    sorry....

    Rumors say rain by Monday with westerly winds....we’ll see



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  9. casper5280

    casper5280 Well-Known Member

    Left Brentwood Bay 8am and drove to Qualicum and back smoky the whole way up. Ladysmith was the worst very thick though there. Cousin said Port Alberni was worse then what it was in Parksville
     
  10. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    Wow wish I had radar looking at webcams this am. Doesn't look like it is going to get better until end of week.
     
  11. BCRingo

    BCRingo Crew Member

    Buddy lives in a high rise in Coal Harbor. Opened his window this morning at 9 and the smoke detector kicked in. No major improvement after last night’s rain.
     
  12. TheDude

    TheDude Member

    Hopefully all this smoke will create an Albedo Effect and promote some cloud nucleation. I was jumping for joy when we got a little bit of rain here in Nanaimo yesterday.
     
  13. sly_karma

    sly_karma Well-Known Member

    Hard to understand smoke distribution. We had the fire in Penticton last month maybe 3 km from home and spent a week on evac alert but smoke was nothing compared to this.
     
  14. Totally unexpected

    Totally unexpected Active Member

    wildfire smoke combined with creosote pier fire in New Westminster had our shop closed by noon on Monday. Its brutal here on the mainland took my dog for a walk yesterday and had shortness of breath and a dizzy feeling. Best to stay indoors but my job is behind the wheel of a truck so that doesn't work...just another 2020 dilemma....
     
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  15. leaseman

    leaseman Active Member

    Nice to hear the smoke will slowly be pushed out of the LML starting Saturday a bit and they say it should be clear by Monday/Tuesday!

    Will be nice to breath easier!
     

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