If you haven’t seen it already, the Northeast looks like you’re on the hundredth wave of Call of Duty Zombies. The sky is red and it hasn’t been sunny in days. Over the past week, the National Weather Service has issued several air quality alerts and is advising people to stay indoors. As much as I love staying inside, playing video games, and watching Netflix, not being able to go outside sucks. In the words of Counting Crows, you don’t know what you got till it’s gone.
Tee times are getting canceled and beach days are being put on hold. Some companies are even advising their employees to work from home. I don’t know about you, but this situation sounds all too familiar. Being locked in my house has brought me back to Covid times, and once again showed me that there is nothing worse than losing your right to go out and rage with the boys.
You might be asking yourself what could possibly be responsible for the world’s most fucked up hot box? The answer is Canadian Wildfires. While it may seem like a bit of a stretch, smoke from wildfires in Canada, including dozens of blazes in Quebec, are beginning to flow south. If you live in California you know this all too well. Summer after summer Californians experience uncontrollable wildfires that result in hazy skies or even evacuations. Luckily, this blaze seems to be calming down, but the smoke has reached as far south as the Carolinas and as far west as Ohio.
For those of you that may live in an affected area, the Apple weather app does a great job of giving you up-to-date information. The app also tells you how the air is compared to yesterday so you can monitor whether or not your area is getting better or worse. Hopefully, the smoke dissipates so the children can go outside and rage once again, but only time will tell.