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Is the smoke from the western wildfires affecting your region of the country?

The haze overhead is partially obscuring the sun here.

Posted - July 19

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  • 18356
    I live in NYC.  The air here is rarely excellent, but I don't believe it's due to the fires out west.

    UPDATE:  The weather report at 6 PM yesterday said we an expect the smoke from the fires to start wending it's way towards us today.  The air quality is poor and we have an air quality alert. This post was edited by SpunkySenior at July 20, 2021 8:23 AM MDT
      July 19, 2021 8:11 AM MDT
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  • 44184

     

      (it’s its)

      July 21, 2021 10:44 PM MDT
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  • 18356
    I believe I am correct.  The way belonging to it is "it's." This post was edited by SpunkySenior at July 22, 2021 7:39 AM MDT
      July 22, 2021 7:38 AM MDT
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  • 44184

     

      With the apostrophe, it is a contradiction of two separate words, which in the context of your sentence, does not make any sense at all. When the contraction is broken down and the apostrophe removed:

    it is
    it has

    . . . wending it is way . . . 
    . . . wending it has way . . .

    Therefore, the only proper, correct, and appropriate word for this situation is the possessive pronoun its, because the action of wending is being carried out by the smoke.

    The eagle spread its wings.
    Our team won its first two games.
    If its axle is damaged, don’t drive it.
    ~

      July 22, 2021 8:18 AM MDT
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  • 18356
    OK, thanks.
      July 22, 2021 8:28 AM MDT
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  • 44184

     

      Thank you, I have learned a new word and I stand corrected. 

    wending


    ~

      July 22, 2021 12:01 AM MDT
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  • 11287
    Not yet but last summer it had gotten pretty hazy from the wildfire smoke.
      July 19, 2021 8:41 AM MDT
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  • 299
    Smoke from BC fires is blocking the sun here. At about 7 am the headlights on cars with automatic lights were on. 
      July 19, 2021 10:35 AM MDT
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  • 8422
    Yes, since I am in the western portion of the country.  When the winds push the low and mid-level smoke east, I can see the smoke plume from the Dixie fire.
      July 19, 2021 11:14 AM MDT
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  • 7633
    Not so far but that could change. It got pretty bad here last year. Cheers!
      July 19, 2021 11:44 AM MDT
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  • 4207
    I'm right near the wildfires but the air is excellent here in Sacramento today. It must be blowing east. This post was edited by Nevan B at July 20, 2021 6:09 AM MDT
      July 19, 2021 11:50 AM MDT
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  • 624
    Nope.  All that Gulf air is dispensing it.  Been sunny.
      July 19, 2021 12:36 PM MDT
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  • 14993
    Not at all. But, it sounds like it really is there. 
      July 20, 2021 3:40 AM MDT
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  • 37830
    The pic, although not from here, looks like our sky the past few days.
      July 20, 2021 10:23 AM MDT
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  • 44184

     

      San Diego reporting in as all clear.
      ~

      July 20, 2021 6:11 AM MDT
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  • 18356

    UPDATE:  This is what NYC looked like yesterday due to the western fires.

    We also had an air quality advisory and today's air quality is poor.

      July 21, 2021 3:00 PM MDT
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  • 593
    Nope.

      July 22, 2021 1:05 AM MDT
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  • 2453
    The air quality here in Michigan is good. But I don't know how long that will last.
      July 22, 2021 6:23 AM MDT
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