YOSEMITE FIRE / SMOKE

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YOSEMITE FIRE / SMOKE

Postby Anubis1669 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:57 pm

anyone know if it is reaching gerlach? would it be wiser to take the 49 and avoid sitting on the 447?


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Re: YOSEMITE FIRE / SMOKE

Postby Thecatman » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:24 pm

I've wondered that myself. I'm sure it has but probably not near as thick as it has been in Carson City. Here in Dayton it has thinned out a bit. I can barely make out the Pine Nuts and Virginia Range mountains, about two miles away which I haven't been able to do since Thursday evening. In todays Reno Gazette-Journal www.rgj.com an article stated that air quality in Reno was worse than Beijing.

Another article was about this years event and how burners bring in $35 million to the region. :D
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Re: YOSEMITE FIRE / SMOKE

Postby geospyder » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:22 pm

http://www.burningman.com/preparation/t ... ebcam.html

You should see the mountains in the background so this tells me either they are having a dust storm or smoke at the moment. Either way it will not be as bad as Reno/Sparks.
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Re: YOSEMITE FIRE / SMOKE

Postby fernley1 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:32 pm

Here in Fernley Nevada, I cant see any mountains yet today, pretty nasty.
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Re: YOSEMITE FIRE / SMOKE

Postby mener » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:47 pm

Yes, there is an air advisory for Black Rock Desert. Its HORRIBLE here in Reno and apparently it hit Black Rock yesterday. DONT FORGET TO PACK MASKS!

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Re: YOSEMITE FIRE / SMOKE

Postby Thecatman » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:30 pm

This afternoon while driving west on 50 into Carson City, I actually saw the Carson Range, clouds, hazy blue sky. Can see the mountains around the Dayton Valley, though hazy.
I don't know if it's me but it sure seemed cooler in the mornings during this smoke event.
Unfortunately the fire is only 7% contained, according to channel 8 news at 6:30, so if the wind shifts coming from the south, we will probably get it again.

mener wrote:DONT FORGET TO PACK MASKS!
Make sure the mask have an N95 or P100 on them. N95s are packed in twos at about $5.00 and P100s are roughly $10 each.
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