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Jim Frame
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November 15, 2018 1:19 pm  

It's nasty hereabouts this week.  AQI around 225 this morning.

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Bradl
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November 15, 2018 1:29 pm  

I've kept crews in doors and we only have an AQI of 165.  Treating these last few days like rain days.  Calibration, cleaning and training.

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Andy Bruner
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November 15, 2018 1:55 pm  

I sure wish I could have sent you some of the rain we had.  It started Monday and finally stopped this morning.  No flooding in my area, just a steady rain.  Now it' getting cold, below freezing tonight.

Andy


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Jim Frame
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November 15, 2018 2:14 pm  

AQ is deteriorating.  The nearest sensor (about 3 miles away) is now reporting 359.  By early afternoon my robot was unable to find the prism beyond about 500 feet.

PS  The nearest wildfire is about 80 miles from here.

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November 15, 2018 2:48 pm  

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-wildfire-mask-safety-20181115-story.html

I certainly feel for people down there. When I lived down there I'd sometimes get asthma like symptoms just breathing inland air, and there weren't any wildfires burning.

Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me.


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Jim Frame
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November 15, 2018 3:30 pm  

I'm wearing an N95 mask in the photo.  Even though I have a beard, I keep it short and the seal seems to be pretty good.  The mask is a pain in the butt to wear all day, but not so much that I'd rather trash my lungs.

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November 15, 2018 3:57 pm  

AQI 426 now.

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Dave Karoly
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November 15, 2018 6:04 pm  

It's very bad.

I figure one new mask per day.

While we are on the subject of hard work, I just wanted to tell you that I am a man who likes hard work.
I was born working and I worked my way up by hard work.
I ain't ever got no where, but I got there by hard work.
Work of the hardest kind.
I been down and I been out
I been disgusted I been busted and I couldn't be trusted.
-Talking Hard Work, Woody Guthrie


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Jim Frame
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November 15, 2018 6:26 pm  

That 426 figure I quoted was from the PurpleAir site, which defaults to the raw reading from its low-cost sensors.  I've since learned that the PurpleAir sensors tend to read twice as high as the EPA sensors.  You can select LRAPA from the conversion drop-down to display numbers more closely aligned with the EPA reporting.  The current unconverted reading of 428 converts to 245 when LRAPA conversion is specified.  Still bad air, in either case.

Jim Frame
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goodgps
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December 6, 2018 6:36 am  

After everything is all settled, I realized that I should've invested in a "breath out" mask.  Instead of the cheapies.  I kept having to remove the mask to keep glasses from flogging up.  

Still a terrible tragedy up there with the fire damage.   We wish them all well


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Jim Frame
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December 6, 2018 6:54 am  

After everything is all settled, I realized that I should've invested in a "breath out" mask.

I bought a 20-pack of the cheap ones during the crisis and found them usable but not very comfortable.  I just ordered a 10-pack of the 8511 style, which has the exhalation valve.  No need for them right now, but I figure we'll be dealing with heavy smoke again at some point.

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Norman Oklahoma
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December 6, 2018 1:43 pm  

Just noticed again your OP photo. What's with the fleece zipped up to the neck? Did the temperature drop under 72°?

"Convention is like the shell to the chick, a protection till he is strong enough to break it through." Learned Hand


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December 6, 2018 6:58 pm  

I wear a motorcycle mask when on an ATV and under certain working conditions.

It has a washable and/or replaceable filter of several types, mostly cloth and charcoal.

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Jim Frame
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December 6, 2018 7:39 pm  

What's with the fleece zipped up to the neck? Did the temperature drop under 72°?

I'm one of those people who's always cold.  When everyone else is wearing shorts and T-shirts, I'm wearing Levis and a down jacket.  I don't even think about shorts until the temp goes above 80°.

The blue fleece is only a vest, but I was probably thinking about adding a jacket when that photo was taken.  Temp was a little under 60°, as I recall, but I was moving around, so was managing with only the vest.

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Dave Karoly
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December 6, 2018 8:43 pm  

That was a cold week, there were days I never took my jacket off, unusual for me. Weird how you'd think the smoke is fog except for the smell.

While we are on the subject of hard work, I just wanted to tell you that I am a man who likes hard work.
I was born working and I worked my way up by hard work.
I ain't ever got no where, but I got there by hard work.
Work of the hardest kind.
I been down and I been out
I been disgusted I been busted and I couldn't be trusted.
-Talking Hard Work, Woody Guthrie


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