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offwidthe

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93 at the moment, kinda humid but I hear where I actually reside has the worst air quality in the US at the moment because of fires.
 

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I get to go home to this:

Worst air in country is in Southern Oregon
BY Ryan Pfeil of the Mail Tribune...
It’s official: The worst air in the country at the moment is in Jackson and Klamath counties, according to the air quality monitoring website
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On Monday morning, an air quality monitoring station in Shady Cove had dropped to “hazardous.” Stations in Ashland, Medford and Klamath Falls were all listed at “very unhealthy,” according to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Index. Stations in the Applegate and Grants Pass were one level up at “unhealthy,” while Cave Junction was scraping by at “moderate.”
The levels are determined by the amount of fine particulate matter, or PM 2.5, in the air. The microscopic particles can cause a host of health problems and can exacerbate respiratory conditions such as asthma.
On the Airnow website, only one other area in the nation had unhealthy air, and that was in south central Idaho.
The smoke-choked conditions have forced the cancellation of the Central Point School District’s free summer lunch events today and Tuesday at Pfaff and Don Jones parks, according to a news release. The Crater High School and Central Point Elementary free meal sites “will remain open and run business as usual,” the release says.
Jackson County health officials recommend area residents limit outdoor activity and to wear specialized “particulate respirator” masks if they must go outside. The masks should have the word “NIOSH” printed on them, along with either “N95” or “P100.”
The masks must fit snugly to an individual’s face to actually work.
“It is impossible to get a good seal on individuals with facial hair,” a bulletin on the
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website reads. “It is important to make sure the respirator fits properly and that air does not leak around the sides.”
Health officials note that while the masks can limit exposure to PM 2.5 particles, they can also make breathing more difficult and lead to increased breathing and heart rates. Anyone wearing respirators who have heart or respiratory diseases should consult with their doctor.
Fire updates
Most of the smoke is coming from the Garner fire complex that has been raging mostly in Josephine County, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Jay Stockton.
“That might be the single largest contributor at this time,” Stockton said.
On Monday, the complex — which includes the Taylor, Ditch, Graves, and Pleasant Creek fires — had burned through 11,564 acres, according to the state Fire Marshal’s Office. It is 14 percent contained. Current resources on the fire include 2,162 personnel, 26 aircraft, 100 engines, 25 dozers, and 38 water tenders, according to a news release.
Level 2 and 3 evacuation orders — “be set” and “go” — are in effect for Pleasant Creek Road, according to the
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website. An area north of Grave Creek Road’s intersection with Ditch Creek Road is also under a Level 3 “go” evacuation, as is West Picket Road. Picket Road and all cross roads are at a Level 2.
Another smoky fire is the Natchez fire, burning southwest of Cave Junction just over the border in Northern California. That fire has burned more than 1,900 acres and is 0 percent contained.
The last in a trilogy of key smoke producers is the Klondike fire, burning in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. It has grown to 5,281 acres and is also 0 percent contained.
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I get to go home to this:

Worst air in country is in Southern Oregon
BY Ryan Pfeil of the Mail Tribune...
It’s official: The worst air in the country at the moment is in Jackson and Klamath counties, according to the air quality monitoring website
You do not have permission to view link Log in or register now.
.
On Monday morning, an air quality monitoring station in Shady Cove had dropped to “hazardous.” Stations in Ashland, Medford and Klamath Falls were all listed at “very unhealthy,” according to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Index. Stations in the Applegate and Grants Pass were one level up at “unhealthy,” while Cave Junction was scraping by at “moderate.”
The levels are determined by the amount of fine particulate matter, or PM 2.5, in the air. The microscopic particles can cause a host of health problems and can exacerbate respiratory conditions such as asthma.
On the Airnow website, only one other area in the nation had unhealthy air, and that was in south central Idaho.
The smoke-choked conditions have forced the cancellation of the Central Point School District’s free summer lunch events today and Tuesday at Pfaff and Don Jones parks, according to a news release. The Crater High School and Central Point Elementary free meal sites “will remain open and run business as usual,” the release says.
Jackson County health officials recommend area residents limit outdoor activity and to wear specialized “particulate respirator” masks if they must go outside. The masks should have the word “NIOSH” printed on them, along with either “N95” or “P100.”
The masks must fit snugly to an individual’s face to actually work.
“It is impossible to get a good seal on individuals with facial hair,” a bulletin on the
You do not have permission to view link Log in or register now.
website reads. “It is important to make sure the respirator fits properly and that air does not leak around the sides.”
Health officials note that while the masks can limit exposure to PM 2.5 particles, they can also make breathing more difficult and lead to increased breathing and heart rates. Anyone wearing respirators who have heart or respiratory diseases should consult with their doctor.
Fire updates
Most of the smoke is coming from the Garner fire complex that has been raging mostly in Josephine County, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Jay Stockton.
“That might be the single largest contributor at this time,” Stockton said.
On Monday, the complex — which includes the Taylor, Ditch, Graves, and Pleasant Creek fires — had burned through 11,564 acres, according to the state Fire Marshal’s Office. It is 14 percent contained. Current resources on the fire include 2,162 personnel, 26 aircraft, 100 engines, 25 dozers, and 38 water tenders, according to a news release.
Level 2 and 3 evacuation orders — “be set” and “go” — are in effect for Pleasant Creek Road, according to the
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website. An area north of Grave Creek Road’s intersection with Ditch Creek Road is also under a Level 3 “go” evacuation, as is West Picket Road. Picket Road and all cross roads are at a Level 2.
Another smoky fire is the Natchez fire, burning southwest of Cave Junction just over the border in Northern California. That fire has burned more than 1,900 acres and is 0 percent contained.
The last in a trilogy of key smoke producers is the Klondike fire, burning in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. It has grown to 5,281 acres and is also 0 percent contained.
For a map of Oregon fires, click
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Well that certainly sucks. Sorry to hear that's what you're going home to.
 

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Meh. Its been that way before. the whole raining ash thing and everyone wearing masks sucks though.
 

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I found out today that I'm needed in Vegas for a emergency situation.

It will be 108 Monday.

Soooo not cool with this.
 

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I found out today that I'm needed in Vegas for a emergency situation.

It will be 108 Monday.

Soooo not cool with this.
"I'm needed in Vegas for an emergency", that sounds like either a really bad lie or the beginning of a Dwayne Johnson movie.
 

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Sitting on my patio, drinking a beer and absolutely loving this storm.

Heavy rain and lots of thunder and lightning.

Getting damp, but I didn't my care.

Satellite is out.

May loose power.

Love this shit!
 

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Light cloud and a gentle breeze, so they say, it just looks gray and rainy.
 

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It's 5am and 90 out.

Disgusting.
 

offwidthe

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its pretty nice where I am. 90
 

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I was in CA last week. The weather was nice but I was doing some hard work with no AC, so I was dying. That and I wanted to rip faces off constantly. Between a dumb as fuck employee and a chauvinistic "boss" I was in kill mode a lot.
 

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Cloudy with bursts of sunshine every now an again with a gentle breeze and a mellow 16'c
 

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Very nice here,hi 80's and sure glad I don't live in South Carolina- - - - - - - - -
 

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Stormy. One of my cats hates storms so I’m her thunder buddy. The other cat loves watching rain through the window.
 

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Was going to head to WV for a raft festival but uhm....
 

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my first hurricane and its dissapointing
 

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my first hurricane and its dissapointing
Well, duh? :) Move to the Outer Banks and get in on the action and see what it's like. There might be more storms to come.
 
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