SMOKE UPDATE: Cleaner air tonight

(Photo tweeted by Aaron)

11:14 PM: Though tonight brought another pink-globe sunset, if you observed closely, you could see the smoke wasn’t as dense as last night – the sun was visible all the way until it “touched” the Olympics.

(Texted photo)

The air quality is better now, because the remaining smoke is “aloft” rather than down at ground level, according to the National Weather Service. So will tomorrow’s sunrise still be pink too?

(Saturday sunrise photo by Marc Milrod)

The NWS says, “Elevated smoke will continue across the area tonight, then decrease from the west on Sunday.”

1:03 AM: Orange-red moon again tonight – Monica Zaborac sent the photo:

3 Replies to "SMOKE UPDATE: Cleaner air tonight"

  • Betsy Hoffmeister August 14, 2021 (11:28 pm)

    Our air quality monitor in North delridge just spiked a huge increase in the last half hour and there’s dense smoke over our street (26th). Is there a local fire?

    • WSB August 15, 2021 (12:15 am)

      There was smoke reported in the southeast corner of Westcrest Park but I don’t see how that would have affected air quality in North Delridge. Only other fire within miles was in South Park.

    • S.A. August 15, 2021 (1:48 pm)

      I think that monitor was malfunctioning – none of the other area ones showed anything similar (we were watching closely to decide whether to walk to Alaska Junction for dinner, leave the windows open overnight, etc.)  Either that or someone decided to grill out right by their Purple sensor??

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