Morpheus covered in ash??

When the sun rose today I looked around the boat and found it to be covered in a fine layer of ash??

As I look behind us, there is a large plume of smoke? in the air that starts on shore off of our beam??

Has anyone blown anything big up in North Carolina lately???

-Jim

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  1. This is due to the radiation cloud from the Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan finally settling back to Earth. I wouldn't be too concerned. The radiation levels should have dropped enough by now that you can tolerate the exposure for a day or two. It should provide a nice glowing effect for Morpheus over the next couple of nights.

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  2. Either that, or wildfires in Northern Florida:

    “Ashes coat cars like snow, smoky sunshine and keeping Mom cool for her big day!

    Submitted on May 7, 2011 –

    That does look like snow! Some cars looked like this in Jacksonville when it really snowed back in December. So imagine Joshua's reaction when he went out to start his car early this morning. He thought he was dreaming and sent this picture in to show that there was so much ash falling from the sky near Hanna Park that it coated his car. Yes, this was in fact caused by the big Okefenokee Swamp Wildfire that has now burned 30,000 acres after starting off as a much smaller 3,000 mile wildfire sparked by a cloud to ground lightning strike last week. We can blame the drought and the fact that many of us are running three to five inches below average on rainfall since meteorological spring began on March first. It just does not take much now to stoke a fire. We had a northwest flow in the atmosphere overnight causing the shallow smoke to move south. Also, a temperature inversion set up when we had lows drop into the upper 40s this morning. An inversion means temperatures rose with height which is the exact opposite of what normally happens which acted to trap the smoke near the ground. The good news is no road closures are expected in Florida with visibilities remaining greater than 5 miles but southeast Georgia could be a different story especially near Highway 1.”

    http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/402148/mike-prangley/2011-05-07/ashes-coat-cars-snow-smoky-sunshine-and-keeping-mom

    It seems you are too far away for these wildfire effects to get to you, but who knows? I'd go with the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor fallout theory.

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