My main point is that over the last few days the smoke effects have been on and off. But the transition this morning was dramatic. Right now up here it looks like there's some severe weather coming; but there's no clouds.
Supposedly we're in the Red all day long here. Orange tomorrow. I'm putting off spreading more mulch today.
State AQI | AirNow.gov
Note: the interactive map says the whole state's in the Red!
Totally inadvertent, but funny nonetheless. The meteorological term for what we're currently experiencing is, "Orange Alert."
DEQ Forecasts Code Red or Orange Air Quality for All NC on Wednesday | NC DEQ
"US appeals court says people convicted of nonviolent offenses shouldn't face lifetime gun ban"
US appeals court says people convicted of nonviolent offenses shouldn't face lifetime gun ban (msn.com)
I'm torn on this. While I firmly believe that violent criminals, domestic abusers, etc. shouldn't be allowed to own / possess firearms, I'm not so sure that I agree with this ruling IN GENERAL. While this specific case involves "misstating his income to receive about $2,500 in food stamps," I counter with ideas like drug dealers, tax fraud, etc. To me, those would be cases that would justify a ban.