Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A pretty bad day

We're under a severe weather watch. Not only is the temperature record high, the smoke is really, really bad, and the heat isn't making it better. The air is clogged with a soupy mix of ozone and smoke from all the wildfires burning around California. When you check the smoke map, you realize that there are hardly any places to go for a relief, even though we happens to be in one of the worst areas (and we're FAR from actual fires). Almost all of California is covered in some smoke.

So we stay indoors and drink tons of water and our poor air condition has managed to get the indoor temperature down to +28C. Which really feels cool and nice when you come from outdoors...

What a great vacation week.

Not.


South.



North.



East.



Our supermarket.

7 comments:

BritGirl said...

Its awful isn't it?!
My hubby went over the hill to Nugget and said even the store was full of smoke!
I hate it because we are all stuck in!

Saltistjejen said...

Fy vad hemskt!!!! Hoppas verkligen de hemska bräbderna slutar snart! Måste vara så otäckr med sådana bränder.

kbbryant said...

Your photos show it well. Isn't it awful. I'm so tired of staying inside, and the airconditioner needs a rest from running non stop.

Kathy b

Desiree said...

Usch stackars er, vad jobbigt. Inge kul. Hoppas att det lättar snart. Inge kul för barnen att hålla sig inne kan jag tänka mig inte för dig heller. Hoppas som sagt att det blir bättre snart.

Anne said...

Dina bilder illustrerar det verkligen bra, jag såg på nyheterna igår (igen) då de nämnde såväl bränderna som hettan nere hos er. Hoppas det lättar snart! Tack och lov för AC, vad gjorde de "förr i världen" då inte det fanns....
Här uppe i Portlandområdet har vi haft disiga dagar, jag trodde först det var pga vädret. Du vet, lite sommardisiga dagar är man ju van med. Men tydligen är diset branddis och avlägsna rester av bränderna i Californien som till och med lite så smått ger avtryck här uppe. Helt otroligt! Det är ju jättelångt bort från oss.

Dosiss said...

Can´t u leave the area for some time? It truly looks awful.

JaCal said...

Britgirl - it sure is... yuack... BelAir was ok - no smoke in there - but outside... I'm going nuts from staying inside with the kids...

Saltistjejen - ja... och borde egentligen inte klaga - vara hus ar ju inte ens i farozonen...

KKBryant - isn't it so crazy... usually you can open up and get some fresh air in late at night and early morning, even during these 100F-weeks... but now we're stuck with the air...

Desiree - nej, det borjar ta pa krafterna - och da missade vi anda en vecka nar vi fortfarande var kvar i Sverige. Tur att vi inte har nagra gaster pa besok denna sommar.

Anne - ja josses... kanner ni rok anda dar uppe... utan AC nar det ar +45C... hua... da hade jag nog flyttat hem till "kalla" Sverige... Vi ar ratt langt fran branderna - men just nu ligger vindarna sa att allt pressas ner rakt over oss.

Dosiss - problem is that all of Northern California is more or less smoke filled... There are 300-something fires burning. Depending how the wind blows there might be better to the west - so we might head there this weekend. The fires are all over however... and there hardly no chances of rain during this time of year.