this isn’t the worst smoke year washington has ever seen but it is the longest stretch of persistently hazardous air across most of the state

for followers at home: the problem is basically that there is a cold smoke layer that winds just blow over the top of and can’t penetrate. which is why it doesn't look like Mars here even though our air quality on the ground is worse and not getting better. the smoke is trapped and won’t let up until we get colder clean air to blow through. but all the cold air right now, i.e. over the pacific, is full of smoke 😬

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oregon fires are dumping all of their smoke into this cool basin over the pacific where washington pulls all its air from 😫

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