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    Are we on fire?

    I can barely see the McDowells and I live pretty much at the base of them. Where is all the haze/smoke coming from today?

    Anyone know?

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    It seems to be remenants of a pretty large storm last night/early this morning down in Mexico and near the Mexican boarder. Really odd that it has come in at such a low level though...almost like low clouds/fog....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    I can barely see the McDowells and I live pretty much at the base of them. Where is all the haze/smoke coming from today?

    Anyone know?
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    Strange , it was nice and clear this morning when I went for a ride but has settled in over the last couple hours.

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    Lightning caused fire near Sunflower.
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    Another fire in Sunflower ... ouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
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    just humid haze? Not smoke, as it doesn't smell like smoke at all. It seemed to come in from the west, when I was out there this morning...did I pass you, Phillbo?
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    Everyone passes me

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz View Post
    just humid haze? Not smoke, as it doesn't smell like smoke at all.
    The air smelled very smokey last night in the Tempe area. I didn't ride this morning due to the smell of the air last night when I went to bed. I didn't notice it this morning though.

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    Sprinkles and dust in the WV last night ... But I'll settle for the Rapture

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    Chem Trails...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdub View Post
    The air smelled very smokey last night in the Tempe area. I didn't ride this morning due to the smell of the air last night when I went to bed. I didn't notice it this morning though.
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    I rode on the bike lanes last night after sunset to the Lost Dog trailhead and noticed the distant wildfire smell. Then at around 10pm we must have got a lot of dust blowing in though not a full haboob. It really shows today, probably even some LA smog in there too.

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    Check Inciweb for fire information. Just east of bartlett and SW of Sunflower. then another just north of Roosevelt.

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    ASU back in session?
    Not until next week And I smelled the smoke too, as I was crashing down the westbound saddle descent on DC.

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    Some serious temperature inversion layers happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    Some serious temperature inversion layers happening.
    Unlikely, temps have to get warmer as you get higher when there's a temperature inversion. If it was cooling off to say, less than 80 at night, then maybe, but it has to be warmer aloft, that only usually happens when you have a long night, surface that can radiate heat well, and few sources of latent heat. It was easier for this to happen when there was very little urban and suburban development in the valley, but still predominantly during winter. If you have any kind of unstable weather (thunderstorms nearby, etc), it's the opposite of an inversion.

    On the other hand, poor visibility (lots of haze, etc) is usually a byproduct of high pressure. High pressure also helps it get hotter near the surface due to compression of air, but it definitely makes the visibility poor and the haze greater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    Some serious temperature inversion layers happening.
    That's what the ABC15 weather lady said on tv, it had to do with that massive cloud that drifted across the border all the way to Phx. It trapped the moisture and dropped the visibility.

    Check this archive of SoMo shots from North Mtn. The one at 8AM is the worst.


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