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I'll have to weigh one and measure the box(s) I'll be near a FedEx facility on Monday. I'll take one in and find out.
I hope you are safe from the fires.
 

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I'll have to weigh one and measure the box(s) I'll be near a FedEx facility on Monday. I'll take one in and find out.
I hope you are safe from the fires.
Thx for checking and asking.

[Long reply to fire question]

Yes,I live in the mostly-safe-from-fire flatlands of the Santa Clara valley, just two miles from the Santa Cruz mountain foothills, and approximately twenty miles from the CZU lightning fire. The son of a friend lost his house to this fire, but everyone is safe, including all but one of the family's many pets. One of three cats couldn't be located before evacuation.

(My understanding is that the LNU lightning fire (Vacaville) is mostly a grass fire, while the CZU fire is mainly trees.)

Air quality is the biggest issue facing most people not near the fires. The air goes from absolutely dreadful and unsafe, blocking the sun and smelling of fire, to just fine, all within the span of single day. Recent pattern: the morning starts with bad air quality, which gets steadily worse during the day, and then in the late afternoon when the wind picks up, the air becomes clear. I wore a mask for smoke particles while outside mid-day yesterday, but my wife and I were able to have dinner outside at 7:30pm without masks.

People monitor air quality websites such as www.purpleair.com.

This morning some of the popular driving and bicycling roads in the mountains were closed: portions of CA Highways 35 and 84. (Surely portions of Hwy 9 are closed too.) People going to the coast for recreation, or people just driving for pleasure, interfered with firefighters and evacuation.

I have not taken my Spider out since the fires began so as to not add to the air pollution.

The picture below is the sun at 4:30 pm yesterday afternoon. (And yes, the air cleared up a few hours later.)

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(Also posted in the other thread)

Jim, I'll defer to Jared. He needs them more than me. If he doesn't take them, I will. Thx
 
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