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Old 09-05-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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Does anyone have a grasp on how these fires are traveling and in which direction? I'm asking because from the smoke plumes it seems to be getting closer but I'm not a good judge of distance.
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Eastside, WA
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i'm wondering the same thing. within the last hour or so the smell has gotten really strong at my house - i had to shut the windows on the first nice night in ages... (i'm in western travis county)
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Well, I've got a few things ready to throw in my car just in case...
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Eastside, WA
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Well, I've got a few things ready to throw in my car just in case...
me too
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park/NW Austin
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I've packed up an overnight bag and put the cat carriers by the door. The smoke smell has gotten strong here too (think it's blowing down from Leander).
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Eastside, WA
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i spotted this link on twitter a few minutes ago - shows the wind direction of fires. i don't know how accurate it is, but it is worrying.

tinyurl.com/3svfe4r (http://tinyurl.com/3svfe4r - broken link)

Last edited by thedogatemyhomework; 09-06-2011 at 09:08 AM.. Reason: make the link clickable
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Keep in mind that the smell of smoke is not particularly telling. There are certain times of year we get smoke from Mexico - when they burn crop fields at the end of the season.

I smelled smoke at 6 a.m. this morning, but I know the closest fire was perhaps 10 miles away in Hays county.
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