Air Quality

Sawadee Khrap

Today, Chiang Mai has the worst air pollution since I’ve been here – reports are 270 micrograms/cubic liter (I think that’s the correct measurements) – 120+ is unhealthy — we are way beyond that —– severe fires in the mountains around us has created a dense cloud of smoke that is just hanging in the Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son areas – no breezes to clear it out.  But now I hear that the majority of the smoke is coming from Burma.
I see that the LA fires are starting again – high dry winds and terrific fires – We don’t have the fire intensity, just the smoldering smoke – and a hell of a lot of it.

We are staying put in the house and keeping our air-purifier running. If you look out our window we can only see about 1 block away – looks like “toolie” fog (is that how you spell it) in the Sacramento Valley – bad. Eyes and throat burn, nose stopped up — Where are the breezes — Let the wind blow.

Just a weather update — updates later