Forest Fire Smoke Overhead

August 2, 2010

A large area of smoke from wildfires in British Columbia has drifted down over us during the last 24 hours.  As a result it looks like September right now for those of you that aren’t stuck under the low cloud cover.  A sickly yellow-orange sun and very hazy sky.  NESDIS tracks the smoke and here’s the image confirming where it came from.   I also included the visible image from this morning.  You can see it’s a narrow area of northwest Oregon, but much thicker up over Eastern Washington..

I’m on vacation this week…kind of a quiet one.  Today’s job is pouring footings for a chicken coop (kids want chickens), maybe a quick bike ride?  A quick afternoon nap?  Can’t decide yet.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen