Today is so much better than yesterday. Today I can breath without coughing. Yesterday, not so much.
Smoke from multiple wildfires in northern Washinton state blanketed the area (Eastern Washington). Smoke even seeped into the building where I work. It got so bad, some people left early. Me included as the inside of my house was smoke free.
The news reported a nasty air quality index of 287. But a couple of hours later, it peaked at 330 – hazardous!
Most outdoor activities were cancelled, including the city’s minor league baseball game. It was supposed to be fireworks night, but the fireworks part had already been cancelled due to winds and extreme fire danger. Now the game will be played today and it is Wildfire Relief Community Night.
This is a nightmare. There are so many fires. Firefighters have died, many homes have burned. Several small towns have been evacuated. Roads are closed. And it is only August.
Please send good thoughts to the Pacific Northwest. And RAIN! Lots of RAIN! (No wind or lightning though).