UFSG or under the influence

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Bend Air Quality September 18, 2012

Bend Air Quality September 18, 2012

Sisters Air Quality September 18, 2012

Sisters Air Quality September 18, 2012

Bleh. A little under the weather. Or rather, under the influence of the weather plus fire: I blame Pole Creek Forest Fire smoke for my nausea and headache all day.

This is messing with my “productivity” plans. 

We’re lucky it’s just smoke; I don’t think anybody has been injured or any homes lost yet, even though the fire has been going for a week or so. But I think often of the poor killed or displaced animals up there—I wonder how frightening it is for them?!

My gods, no wonder, look at this—we’re labeled UNHEALTHY for Sensitive Groups (UFSG). And it says the air quality is often worse when it gets cool in the evening. In fact, it’s gone up a couple of notches since I started writing this post. Time to close the windows and turn on the house fan.

If you think that’s bad, look at Sisters {20 miles from here, very near the fire, some areas threatened with evacuation}—they’re labeled with the highest rating—Hazardous!

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