Air Quality

This will give you an idea of what very hazardous/unhealthy air quality looks like. Colville has been yellow and orange lately because of smoke from fires which isn’t good either but today we hit a new level of smokey and unhealthy. There are similar problems in Oregon, Montana, Idaho, California and our neighbors to the North in the Frasier Valley and in other parts of Canada. We are laying low today with no windows open. I really miss that great June view!

Our prayers go up for firefighters and people with homes in the path of all these fires. Thinking about countries and those in the path of Hurricane Irma, too.

Makes me want to say, Maranatha.

20 thoughts on “Air Quality

  1. It was shocking for me to come out from under my rock to learn that this is going on again or else it has never stopped. That’s what I get for visiting you and Lovella at Instagram. It is a lot to cope with and I can not even imagine. I do imagine saying “Maranatha,” though for completely different reasons. It will rain all week here and I do wish I could share some with you folks in the Pacific Northwest. I will pray for gentle rains to fall and for this fire nightmare to end sooner rather than later.

    • The fires have not stopped or old ones are put out and new ones start. We are also getting smoke from all the surrounding states like Northern Idaho and also from British Columbia. It’s a bad summer for fires all around this area.

      • It is definitely a summer for the record books. Fires in your corner. Hurricanes in Texas and… Praying for that monster to turn and fizzle. And praying for every one of those fires to be put out.

  2. Oh man – that looks really bad! Keep that sweet little grand baby indoors and know that you are all in our prayers!!! Wish we could be sharing our rainy days with you folks. Stay safe.

  3. What a shocking difference and all due to those fires. I have been reading about it and sending prayers to firefighters for all that they do, and to everyone having to deal with it.

  4. Add The Fraser Valley of BC to your list of smoke affected communities, as well as many more in the Southern Interior of the province. Praying for rain! Those firefighters need a break!

  5. It was very smokey at our house (Lake Stevens) this morning and we also had a layer of ash. I have never seen it this bad before. Praying for all the families and firefighters.

  6. Ellen, the comparison of the two photos is unbelievable. Thinking of you folks down there and especially those that are working outside and fighting the fires.

  7. Hello, the June view does look beautiful. I hope it rains soon, maybe then the air will clear. It is awful for those with breathing problems. Take care. Have a great day!

  8. So many tragedies happening right now, and so much uncertainty, so many needs to pray about! Praying with you about these needs, May you see clear blue skies soon! Nothing like fresh clean air!
    Blessings,
    Sue

  9. The comparisson in those pictures is quite something! It has hit me how the air quality and lack of view can affect your mood, if not your breathing. I can’t imagine how it must feel for those who are fighting those fires.

  10. It is bad in Southern Alberta too. The other day we were 9/10 for high risk air quality. Right now we are sitting at 8. My girl’s lungs have been aching for days. I can’t imagine what it’s like for those right around all the fires.

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