Canadian fires the entire northeast is under air quality alerts

If you have the NYT the slideshow demonstrates how bad this is. Rockchester is not as bad that is how Hartford was.

Manhattan skyline from Queens

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Time to mask up?


N95 masking is recommended for outdoors in the worst areas.


“According to the region’s grid operator, solar farms powering New England were producing 56% less energy at times of peak demand compared with the week before. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports that electricity generated by solar across the territory serviced by PJM Interconnection LLC, which spans Illinois to North Carolina, was down about 25% from the previous week.”



“The shroud of smoke that covered much of the Eastern US seaboard”

The owners will have to clean all of them. Not something they expected. And it will have to be done after every such event in the future.

Some of it is ash but in the Northeast we have a lot of pollen and tree spores everywhere. That green stuff is thick.

He is quoting zerohedge. No use in believing it. Except this time there really is some soot.

We also have been getting some rain so all of the above has been mostly washed away.

ZeroHedge to the recsue? Yeah sure.

BTW the sky was pretty clear here before the rains today and after the rains.