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Smoky Sunrise

Smoke is back

pink flamingo lawn ornaments N95 air filter mask

N95 time

After about a week of little smoke (finally!), Ashland’s smoky skies returned yesterday. Last night was really bad (over 150 AQI); today is a bit better. My neighbor’s flamingos aren’t taking any chances.

Q: What’s the visibility like in Ashland?

Up in smoke

@NWFireScanner #smoke

A: Distance wise, it’s a little, but not much, more than one tennis court.

Compare the above (taken last week but pretty much like this everyday) to my “normal” view here.

Controlled burn

Ashland, Oregon controlled burn beyond Exit 14

Last week’s controlled burn in the Ashland watershed was more aggressive than normal. Maybe the winds weren’t anticipated or they are running out of time before the real fire season begins.

Blood sun

pacific rim bowl smoky sunset

smoky sunset

I took today’s photo as the Ashland High School football team was playing a team from the land of the rising sun. The Japanese flag features a sun of a similar color.


SOU football Ashland High School Happy Camp Fire smoke

SOU football @ Ashland High School with Happy Camp Fire smoke drifting in during second half

@SOU_Football @SOURaiders

Today’s photo is from the game two weeks ago with Carroll College. During the third quarter large amounts of smoke from California blew into Ashland, and by the end of the game the blue sky was completely gone.

Today’s game against College of Idaho is again at Ashland High School. The new turf at Raider Stadium is more or less done and will be used, not today but, next Thursday for the first time for soccer. The Southern Oregon University football team will play their next home game there.

Arrive early if you want to sit in the shade. The forecasted temperature at kickoff is 90 degrees, and the forecast for the end of the game is 96 degrees.