Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Slightly Clearer

Today the high temperature was a mere 32°C, which is a full ten degrees cooler than it was a couple of weeks ago, and it a lot easier to live with. We had a little bit of rain last night when we went over to Lowe's to buy more air filters. After seeing how much dust the filters on the box fans in the house collected, Lisa decided to install filters over the inputs to the AC system in the trailer. Also, the trailer's AC has been laboring to keep up with the heat lately, so we reinstalled the swamp cooler out there as a backup.

Smoke Clearing

Things are much clearer than they were the past few days, but there is still quite a bit of smoke in the air, even if you can't see it. It turns out to be easier to see under streetlights at night, when you can see the light reflecting off the fine particles.

Lyon County, where we live, is one of those covered by the new order to start masking up indoors in public places. That's not a change for us; we never stopped masking indoors, and during this period of smoke, we've been wearing our N95 masks even more often even outdoors. Even so, I feel the smoke in my eyes, throat, and in the headache I've been getting from breathing it.
Tags: fernley, smoke, weather, wildfires
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