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Layer of smoke covers NH
Manchester Union Leader ^ | 5/31/2010 | Union Leader

Posted on 05/31/2010 9:24:33 AM PDT by Poser

A thin layer of smoke is covering much of New Hampshire today, spillover from more than 50 wildfires that are burning out of control in Quebec.

The fires have been burning since last week over about 150,000 acres in central Quebec, north of Montreal and Quebec City, and about 500 miles north of Manchester.

(Excerpt) Read more at unionleader.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events; US: Maine; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: canada; covers; fire; layer; newhampshire; quebec; smoke; wildfire; wildfires
I live in Rochester, NH, near the seacoast. The smoke is heavy enough to make me think there was something nearby on fire. It smells like burning grass (which I gather it is), but I live over 200 miles from the source.
1 posted on 05/31/2010 9:24:33 AM PDT by Poser
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To: Poser

Blame Canada


2 posted on 05/31/2010 9:25:56 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 494 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Poser

Noticeable haze and smell here in Mass. Mother Nature is adding a lot of carbon to the atmosphere.


3 posted on 05/31/2010 9:26:04 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Poser

Happened here in Georgia from the Florida wildfires. Mother Nature eventually does heal herself - count on it.


4 posted on 05/31/2010 9:26:51 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Poser

Bush’s fault.


5 posted on 05/31/2010 9:31:04 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: null and void

We have the same smoke here in Ottawa today.

Our media is claiming that it is coming from fires in the US...


6 posted on 05/31/2010 9:33:00 AM PDT by Reverend Wright (Representatives and Senators shall be limited to two terms: one in Congress and one in Jail.)
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To: Reverend Wright

We’re blaming Canada...


7 posted on 05/31/2010 9:33:36 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 494 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Gaffer
Mother nature does indeed heal herself...I remember my dad saying...after a huge ice storm here in NYS..."God sure does know how to prune!!"

It did get rid of hundreds of old dead trees including one at my apt complex. When we looked at the fallen tree...it was almost hollow inside.

8 posted on 05/31/2010 9:34:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: null and void

The EPA will blame NH. They always blame Boise, ID whenever we get California’s wild fire smoke.


9 posted on 05/31/2010 9:38:01 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Poser

i’m here in Burlington VT-last night there was no smoke but within a few hrs and @6am when I arose it was just plain stinking outside and the smoke is sort of hanging in the air.this morning it was a nice 55deg but smelled like someone was burning paper or something. hopefully rain will come today ......it’s def not nice outside


10 posted on 05/31/2010 9:41:23 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: Domandred

Well, that’s good to know.

I spent the morning denying that I was burning anything to the boss’s (wife’s) complaints.

This is one of those rare events where it really wasn’t my fault!


11 posted on 05/31/2010 9:42:47 AM PDT by benewton (Life sucks, then you die)
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To: null and void

This is an unprecedented catastrophe and Quebec must be held accountable!!


12 posted on 05/31/2010 9:45:25 AM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: Poser
I live in Rochester, NH, near the seacoast. The smoke is heavy enough to make me think there was something nearby on fire. It smells like burning grass (which I gather it is), but I live over 200 miles from the source.

LOL! I live in Rochester NH too and that's what I thought when I woke up! I even drove around for a while looking for the source.

I was up til 1am fishing last night and it wasn't the slightest bit smoky, but the wind has shifted - it must have all blown in during the wee hours.

Thanks for the heads-up.

13 posted on 05/31/2010 10:00:21 AM PDT by Mongeaux (''I would sooner be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone directory," W.F. Buckley)
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To: Poser

It was thick here in Southern Maine yesterday, maybe 40 miles closer to the fires than you are. Not so bad today.


14 posted on 05/31/2010 10:02:59 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: ClearCase_guy
man, I thought I was losing my mind. Definate haze and bit of a smell here in downtown Boston.
15 posted on 05/31/2010 10:04:31 AM PDT by warsaw44
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To: Mongeaux

I still can’t figure out why anybody lives here after 30 years in town.


16 posted on 05/31/2010 10:19:40 AM PDT by Poser (Enjoying tasty animals for 58 years)
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To: Poser

Alaska has fires burning too.


17 posted on 05/31/2010 11:13:11 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Poser
Definitely GoreBull warming!


18 posted on 05/31/2010 11:14:24 AM PDT by OldCorps
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To: Reverend Wright
We have the same smoke here in Ottawa today.

Ditto. I smelled it when I woke up this morning (I live near downtown) and when I first saw the news story around noon, couldn't believe that much smoke was in the air from that far away.

Fortunately, the air smells a lot cleaner now.

19 posted on 05/31/2010 11:38:44 AM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I just read that Salem, Ma has the scent of smoke.


20 posted on 05/31/2010 2:10:07 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

That’s a holdover from what some people call “the Burning Time”.


21 posted on 05/31/2010 2:14:31 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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