Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I went outside today at 11 AM. This picture doesn't show too well how much smoke is in the air from many major wildfires burning. Most of the wildfires were triggered from the weekends lightning swarm. There are now 22 major wildfires burning from the Oregon border down through the Central Valley. The area is considered Northern California. Fortunately for us there aren't any fires in our immediate area. Most are in rugged, difficult access areas.
The sky pictured isn't overcast, that's smoke ... I could taste it and my eyes started watering so I took a shot and hurried back inside.
Yesterday we could hardly see across the street.
If you look at the trees in the far background you can see the smoke just hanging in the air. Its so murky and everything is a strange yellow grey.
Enlarge the picture and you can see the smokey air in the background trees.