Today, Chiang Mai has the worst air pollution since Iâ€™ve been here â€“ reports are 270 micrograms/cubic liter (I think thatâ€™s the correct measurements) â€“ 120+ is unhealthy â€” we are way beyond that â€”â€“ 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.Â But now I hear that the majority of the smoke is coming from Burma.
I see that the LA fires are starting again â€“ high dry winds and terrific fires â€“ We donâ€™t have the fire intensity, just the smoldering smoke â€“ 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 â€“ looks like “toolie” fog (is that how you spell it) in the Sacramento Valley â€“ bad. Eyes and throat burn, nose stopped up â€” Where are the breezes â€” Let the wind blow.
Just a weather update â€” updates later