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Terrible smoke from forest fire

Richmond, Va.
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Terrible smoke from forest fire

The smoke across Nags Head right now is unbelievable. Completely hazy. It's from a forest fire in the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia north of here. If you're planning to travel to OBX, just be aware. You can be outside, but if you're sensitive to smoke, you won't like it. Maybe check the weather online on one of the Norfolk TV stations to see in which direction the wind is coming from. Winds from the northwest seem to be the worst.

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1. Re: Terrible smoke from forest fire

Reports on the news this morning and in the paper state that this is not going away anytime soon. Hopefully the wind will shift so you can enjoy at least some of the day.

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2. Re: Terrible smoke from forest fire

The wind changed and the coast is clear. It seems to be coming from the north or northeast.

Outer Banks, NC
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3. Re: Terrible smoke from forest fire

I read in the Pilot today that it is expected to last another month. We'll get it when the wind blows NW or W.

You can't do anything about it.

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