Wednesday, July 27, 2016

This is Really Really Terrible

This was our air quality on Monday. It was bad but it wasn't TERRIBLE. Mommy said we seldom she this much pollution but there is a BIG fire to the south and some pretty bad structure fires up the PENINSULA. Because we are in a valley all the smoke travels to US.

Well, look at the air quality today. It is A LOT WORSE! It is so bad you can barely see the hills and we were moving TOWARD them. Again the really terrible fire burning south of us in Big Sur is contributing to the bad air. But it is more than just that fire causing our valley to look more like BEIJING than SAN JOSE. . .  an inversion layer.

Yes today was a HOT HOT HOT day with temperatures over 90 degrees. And making it seem even HOTTER was the humidity. It was way over 68% today and that made the air feel oppressive. We generally so not have such HOT, HUMID and STAGNANT air.

I am hoping for a change in at least the inversion layer. I can handle hot weather if it is dry and maybe a bit breezy. The air movement always makes it seem better. I hope and pray that the wildfires are under control soon, too. Granted, MY AIR would be more breathable if there was less smoke. But I am also dismayed by the loss of property and life the fires are causing. Some very wonderful regional parks are being burned. This is the area where you can go wildflower hunting in the Spring. Well you can go a lot of places but this area has some of the most unique species.


Julie said...

I is finking that fires are only good when they's in the grate and its the middle of winter!
Stay cool Noodles, maybe a bit more surfing practise would keep the temperature down fur you?
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Christmas & Robin said...

That's no weather for a Pug! The heat can really exhaust a dog.

You must be tired enough've been running through my mind all day! BOL!

Two French Bulldogs said...

It looks like L.A. So smoggy. Hold your nose
Lily & Edward

Murphy said...

We know how bad that can get so we hope you stay indoors!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Katherine said...

I am heading south today and so far highway 5 is shrouded in smoke! It looks more like China than California!
Love Noodles

stellaroselong said...

We agree with Princess Leah, fires are for marshmellows, we hope the weekend is better for you noodles. stella rose

Idaho PugRanch said...

WE had bad smoke in the air yesterday too - very hazy. Too many fires everywhere
Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

I know the fires are bad this summer! Sadly its probably the new normal, with climate change and ever-increasing development encroaching on forests and wild places. Stay safe, and hope things clear up soon.

Southern Fried Pugs said...

All that smoke is just too scary. Wishing it would rain and put all those fires out safely.

Pug Slope said...

Hi Noodles! I hope they are able to contain some of those fires. I'm sorry the air quality and high temps have been affecting you. Hopefully you can stay inside with some AC and clean air until the fires get under control.