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Old 08-25-2021, 05:11 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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I realize I could start a thread, but if I might intrude here I have a question.

I have a family member in CA who is in ICU and things don't look good.

I'm in Idaho and my route would be on I80. As far as stopping for the night, are things any clearer in Winnemucca than say Reno?

Thanks in advance!
Yes, I've been monitoring numbers throughout the West for weeks now and I don't recall Winnemucca ever being near as bad as Reno. Right now it's 128, whereas Reno is showing lots of 300s and 400s. You should be fine until you're well past Lovelock, but you're headed for horror as you approach Reno and the horror extends most days down to the lower CA foothills.

What town is your destination?
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Old 08-26-2021, 04:10 AM
 
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I feel for all of you up there. Your PurpleAir numbers have been just awful for a few weeks now. Right now North Tahoe and Reno are 400s and even some 500s. Unlivable. As though we needed yet another attack on our life quality....

^^^^^ This was mentioned on the radio in Houston, and they also said that it's the worst air quality in the nation.
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Old 08-26-2021, 07:52 AM
 
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Yes, I've been monitoring numbers throughout the West for weeks now and I don't recall Winnemucca ever being near as bad as Reno. Right now it's 128, whereas Reno is showing lots of 300s and 400s. You should be fine until you're well past Lovelock, but you're headed for horror as you approach Reno and the horror extends most days down to the lower CA foothills.

What town is your destination?
Final destination is Fresno/Clovis. By looking at the distance, I'm thinking I'll stop in Elko both ways. Thank you!
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Old 08-26-2021, 08:12 AM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Final destination is Fresno/Clovis. By looking at the distance, I'm thinking I'll stop in Elko both ways. Thank you!
You're welcome. I like both Elko and Winnemucca, but Elko has a better hotel selection. Both have changed so much since I first visited them in late 1973.

Best wishes to your family member and have a safe trip! Too bad you can't go Elko to Fresno as the crow flies.
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Old 08-26-2021, 12:29 PM
 
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Air now .gov is the site you should use Cleo. They use expensive government monitors versus purple air depending on the cheap ones that they sell to people. Purple air can show numbers much higher than the government site. You can download the app for air now.
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Old 08-26-2021, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Enjoy MN. The weather should be gorgeous
Except for the massive fire burning up the BWCA and the haze from the fires out west and Canada...other than that...just peachy.
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Old 08-26-2021, 01:23 PM
 
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Honestly I think this smoke even in small levels is hazardous. I've had asthma my whole life and I can put up with a lot of pollution, smoky casinos and dry cold air but this wildfire smoke is choking me up badly. My son in law drives a tow truck and he had to call in a sick day due to headaches and feeling sick from the smoke (no he didn't have covid or a fever). I'm in Ferns and it's almost cruel when a bit of blue sky approaches...the thick dirty orange plumes just settle right back in. It comes into the house no matter what. I have 20x20 heater intake filters duct taped to box fans just to clear the inside air. Seems to actually work.
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Old 08-26-2021, 06:01 PM
 
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Air now .gov is the site you should use Cleo. They use expensive government monitors versus purple air depending on the cheap ones that they sell to people. Purple air can show numbers much higher than the government site. You can download the app for air now.
While I do have that app, it couldn't come up with any information for Winnemucca or Elko
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Old 08-27-2021, 07:16 AM
 
Location: MSP
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Except for the massive fire burning up the BWCA and the haze from the fires out west and Canada...other than that...just peachy.
Sky’s were clear all week here in the Twin Cities. After the ton of rain we got the past few days, everything is neon green again. I would wager that the poster would prefer the weather here to Reno right now.
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Old 08-27-2021, 07:41 PM
 
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We definitely wouldn’t prefer Minnesota weather in winter.
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