The fire seasons we can expect to (sadly) happen yearly.
My approach to avoid smoky skies for observing is to observe as many hours nights / AM's as possible from about when the years fire season ends. Sky clears ,until the next year's fire season. Get while the getting is good.
Like catching up on my Fall objects on early mornings in July .
I'm expecting to loose part of August , Sept , perhaps October to smoky skies each year so I plan ahead.
Fire season great time to catch up on projects , reading books -playing music ect and wait for evac orders.
"On a positive note, once the affected forests burn out... at least they will be relatively immune for a very long time."
I would respectfully disagree with that statement . But you did say "relatively immune" which could be interpreted many ways IMO.
In other words I'd witnessed the same areas get hammered year after year. Not every tree burns.
Our local forests still plumb full of half burned pine and oak ,partially burned up trees still standing . Tons of fuel. For this year and many to come.
Sad to see our beautiful forests burn , but blessed to have not lost many people up this way so far this year.
Seeing the loss of homes , humans in Malibu ,
Edited by Stardust Dave, 09 September 2020 - 07:48 PM.