A quick wake-up call for a COPD Retiree
by Bill Lindgren
(N. MN, USA)
For the Summer, I am at the family cabin (about 50 miles S. of the border with Canada), in N. MN - have COPD, woke coughing with the smell of smoke.
Looked about, nothing in sight!
Got on the computer, closest forest fires were raging out in Alberta, CA and then further West in Canada, the winds were aimed perfectly to get that smoke right into our cabin about a thousand miles East!!
I did quite a bit of checking, but that was the problem - a temp inversion had the smoky air stuck close to the earth's surface. (Very difficult to trust Ma Nature after a stunt like that!)
A few days of coughing and it disappeared. Accu-Weather stated they had over 500 forest fires going over in W. Canada at that particular time.