Yeah this is giving some very surreal skies. A couple days ago, I could look straight up to the sun and see the yellowish glow obscured by smoke.The sunrise in NYC was already showing the red glow of smoke from the west.
I'm testing out the car's A/C mode (with recirculated air). It seems to do a good job keeping out the smoke, or at least the smell. I wonder how much the dangerous, very fine particles get into the car though. Hopefully when recirculating, there is no active air intake?
I also have some friends in Oregon who are dealing with totally toxic, off-the-charts level of smoke. Some of them are unable to keep it out of their homes or are having trouble with their HVAC systems, which is awful under these circumstances. I'm wondering if one solution (to get reprieve) might be to go into the car, with A/C mode, and also run a portable HEPA inside the car off an inverter.