We have yet another fire going in the area. This one is about 35 miles south of Salinas. The wind came up from the southwest late this afternoon so the smoke is on us along with a significant ash fall.
Interestingly this is all due to falling temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. This situation has caused cold air to park itself over the Northwest which cut off our rain. On the other hand, ski resorts are still open in the Washington Cascades north of us. It also has brought the violent and wet weather in the middle of the country as warm moist air is drawn up from the Gulf of Mexico.
Al Gore, call your office.
It's going to be a long summer.