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I wish I could say that there is a realistic end to the smoky and hot conditions, but I don’t see much hope for that. High temperatures near 100 degrees for the next couple of days with generally light westerly flow will keep smoke from the Carr Fire (among others) flowing into the region, while some stronger winds and slightly cooler temperatures later this week could shift the plume somewhat from that fire, but there are others surrounding us that could easily take its place. And another downside to that is the fire danger will likely increase with the winds. A Fire Weather Watch has been posted starting Wednesday afternoon through Thursday as a result. And although there is a slight chance for afternoon thunderstorms each day this week, most of that activity will likely stay to our south.

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It’s good to be back after spending 11 days in Guatemala on the stove project, and I once again want to thank everyone who supported this awesome project. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FKtvnMikeAlger%2Fposts%2F1914305375287748&width=500“>(Click here if you don’t know about the project) Over 100 families in the remote village of Centinella Chiquita will breathe a lot less smoke thanks to your generosity. Y’all are the best!

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