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Old 08-19-2015, 01:49 PM   #13881
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88F, partly cloudy and thunderstorms on the way. ⚡☁
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:35 AM   #13882
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A scorcher of a day here in London, UK - 31oC!

I had to do an early morning food shop to avoid this. Currently typing in a room that has a wet towel over an opened window (called Egyptian air conditioning) with a fan on.

(I have crystals suspended by the window so that, when the sunlight shines on them they throw rainbows across the room. Currently the sun is shining on one of my crystals which is throwing a rainbow directly onto my reading glasses! They are rainbow rimmed!)

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Old 08-22-2015, 09:02 AM   #13883
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. (I have crystals suspended by the window so that, when the sunlight shines on them they throw rainbows across the room. Currently the sun is shining on one of my crystals which is throwing a rainbow directly onto my reading glasses! They are rainbow rimmed!)
Reminds me of Pollyanna and Mrs. Snow!

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Old 08-22-2015, 02:49 PM   #13884
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The air quality is terrible today. We are getting a lot of smoke and haze from the terrible wild fires. I so feel for all the people affected by these fires. Prayers to everyone.
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Old 08-22-2015, 03:26 PM   #13885
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Sorry about your smoky skies, FF. We have it nice here. Although the thermometer says 79, it feels degrees cooler than that. Our cheapy home weather station is reading 97% humidity, but both of my phone weather apps show it in the low 60s. Another kind of day I wish could hang around until Thanksgiving...
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:07 PM   #13886
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Now it's even worse! We are now getting more smoke from Idaho fires as well as Oregon. No one is outside. Saw some people taking photos before going back in . Closed all windows and have fans running. Suppose to get up in low 90's AGAIN! This is about our 30th day of 90+ this summer. We all want rain! My poor little birds and squirrels are so confused.
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:18 PM   #13887
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I'm in Eastern Wyoming and we are getting smoke from the wild fires, early in the morning we can smell it, too!
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:26 PM   #13888
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How far away are you from the fires? We are a good 75 miles. I can't imagine what people encountering closer.
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:38 PM   #13889
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I'm at least 800 miles away from the fires, but, I just spent the last 23 years in western Montana (Missoula) and have survived my share of wild fire seasons.

As a matter of fact, I forgot to call the Forest Service and tell them I was moving. I got a plea to come and run a cooking or first aid tent.
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:42 PM   #13890
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And you can still smell them? I thought 75 miles was far but that's crazy 800 miles yikes!
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