When I first got out of bed this morning, I opened the curtains to see that the sun was a strange colour and the sky was an orangey-grey. Then I opened the door and the smell of smoke was startling. This is what I saw at 7:15 AM:
I don’t know how many fires are burning in northern Alberta, but there are many. Firesmoke.ca provides a current-and-future smoke map based on computer projections. This is what it looks like now:
And this is what is forecast for tomorrow afternoon:
I had been planning to go to the city centre today for lunch, but now I think I’ll stay home instead.
Edit: Two hours since I took the picture at the top, the view from my front door now looks like this:
And, at 11:15 AM it looks like this:
At 11:45 the view outside and the view from inside: