What's going on up there in Canada?

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  1. Bill_Weinreich

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    Living in Delaware, I'm used to the smells, but something was different today. It smelled like something burning and it was foggy out. Come to find out it's smoke from a fire in Canada! Whats on fire and from where?
     
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    Yeah, I can smell burning wood up here in NJ, I noticed it when I came home from July 4th on Saturday.. That night I found out it was from the fires in Quebec. I thought I was going nuts cause I saw the haze, I smelled the fire, I walked around the house to make sure nothing's cooking and eventually found out on the news the fire in Quebec. Supposedly started by lightning but I couldn't find out where in Quebec. Hopefully the easterly winds will blow the smoke east of us and out to sea, but that doesn't help those in NE and eastern LI/CT/RI...

    Jay
     
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    The fire area is located in Northern Quebec alongside Hudson's Bay. The smoke was pushed southward by the wind and shadowed everything in it's path. Montreal's sky was a sickly shade of orange all day long instead of it's usual bright blue, the sun seriously blotted out by the smoke. It was like living on Mars!
     
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    Yeah, we got smoke all the way down here in Baltimore...crazy.
     
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    The smoke blew through the big city of Toronto on the weekend too.
     
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    We have over 150 fires burning up in northern Saskatchewan.
    Basically due to the dry hot weather.

    It's unfortunate that 100's of years of forest growth is destroyed, but it's a reality..Much of the fires are caused by lightening storms with little rain.
     
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    Funny, I thought Rain was Canadian... [​IMG]
     
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    I always thought it smelt like an open sewer! Yonge street in the middle of summer is just yeecccch.
     
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    How's the smoke condition in Montreal and Ottawa? My daughter is going there for a couple of days and I would like to know whether the smoke condition is still there.
     
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    Montreal is okay at this time. The worst of the smoke passed overhead last Sunday. The conditions may be the same in Ottawa.
     
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    In Ottawa most of the smoke passed through on sunday as Francois stated, there is only a lingering bit now. Hope ur daughter has a good time!
     
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    Here in NH, we still have lingering haze/smoke, though I can't always tell if it's smoke or rain clouds. [​IMG] Sunday though, was surreal. When we got out of bed it looked overcast outside, but the color was... weird. Almost like the grayscale was pushed way toward the red (oops, some HT geek talk slips out) [​IMG] It never rained, but in the afternoon the sun was orange. I thought it seemed like smoke from a fire, or something unusual going on, but I didn't know what until they mentioned on the radio that it was coming from Quebec. I'm surprised smoke could travel so far and still be so thick. [​IMG]
    I took a picture of the surreal orange sun Sunday afternoon and posted it here.
    KJP
     
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    Thanks for the input, guys. I'm sure my daughter will love her trip there (she loves travelling)
     
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    Man I wouldn' want to see Chinatown right now, it must be a mess!
    Brent
    T.o. is a great city is "Tommy"[​IMG]
     
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