Yet another reason to not move to Florida. We burn every so often. In 1998 an ENTIRE county (Flagler) was evacuated as forest fires roared through the palmettos and pines. We lived that entire summer in a smelly, smoky haze.
The photo above was taken Thursday at 5:00 PM on my way home. That's not a localized cloud of smoke, in fact, there's no forest fire within 25 miles of here. No, the view above is what the entire region looked like yesterday afternoon.
You could not get past it ... as it had no end.
It's simply everywhere. You see it, smell it, taste it.
It has been smoky here for several weeks, although in varying degrees of smokiness. Yesterday was especially bad, it all depends on the wind direction and your proximity to the fires. We need rain desperately. Our county is one solid pine forest about the size of Rhode Island. It is also bone dry.
We are holding our breath.