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    Air quality

    For anyone who isn't familiar with them, I use these sites all day when the west coast fires are going or I'm worried about east coast weather near my family. Figured someone might find them useful regardless of where they live, both are global.

    www.purpleair.com

    Basically 10-second averages air quality overlaid on googlemaps.

    Thing I like is all their specs aren't based on national weather predictions but on real-time individuals/businesses/schools that have purchased their plug&play WIFI laser particulate sensors.

    https://earth.nullschool.net/

    Super cool weather patterns with a google earth spin.

    Shows all the hurricanes in the gulf and heading towards right now, and the Pacific winds that have thankfully pushed/pulled the smoke away from the coast for the moment.

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    These are two very interesting sites. I immediately checked the air quality where I live. Thanks for sharing!

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    Hadn't seen the second one, really interesting, thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by l1991 View Post
    These are two very interesting sites. I immediately checked the air quality where I live. Thanks for sharing!
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    Glad you found it useful.

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    nice!..

    smoke even made it to eastern ontario last week. haze over everything. reminded me of what it used to be like during summer in the 90's with the coal power plants going.
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    Yeah...they've picked up smoke from the west coast fires in northern Europe.

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    Humby, this site may help you decide on a filter:
    https://www.filtersfast.com/blog/dif...home.%E2%80%9D

    I believe that you need a MERV-11...

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    Almost every summer in Montana is a smokescreen and now is not a good time for it, as you don't know if people coughing have covid or if it's just irritation due to the smoky air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Humby, this site may help you decide on a filter:
    https://www.filtersfast.com/blog/dif...home.%E2%80%9D

    I believe that you need a MERV-11...

    Thank you sir.

    Wading through the pop-ups now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    https://earth.nullschool.net/ Super cool weather patterns with a google earth spin.
    That is good. Where I live (looks dark) the smoke from the burning "weed farms" makes one "numb" about what is going on in other parts of the world. I still have concerns about what is in the fridge... but that is my problem.
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    Back at 92 ppm, readings all all over the place hourly.

    Last time below 50 was over a week ago, but about 100/150 ppm steady.

    This sucks, feeling for the folks where it's worse.

    Fresh coat of ash on the trucks every morning. Relieved the fires aren't closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Thank you sir.

    Wading through the pop-ups now.
    Sorry, I didn't know about the pop ups as I don't really get them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDoctor View Post
    That is good. Where I live (looks dark and smelly) the smoke from the burning "weed farms" makes one "numb" about what is going on in other parts of MY BODY. I still have concerns about what is "GROWING" in the fridge (And in my underwear, which is Fruit of the Doomed)... but that is JUST ONE OF MY MANY, MANY problems, including but not limited to bed wetting...
    Corrected...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Back at 92 ppm, readings all all over the place hourly.

    Last time below 50 was over a week ago, but about 100/150 ppm steady.

    This sucks, feeling for the folks where it's worse.

    Fresh coat of ash on the trucks every morning. Relieved the fires aren't closer.
    Best of luck to you and all peeps affected!

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    Thank you sir.

    162 ppm right now, barely below 120/100 for a couple of weeks.

    F*ck

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    Come down to Florida, we only get an occasional hurricane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Thank you sir.

    162 ppm right now, barely below 120/100 for a couple of weeks.
    Sorry to hear you're getting hit so bad. Down here in the South whatever problem we had is pretty much gone.

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