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RickyDontLoseThat t1_j8x8675 wrote

Yeah. I'm over in Middlesex County and noticed it on my car last night while getting out of work. I think it's pollen triggered by the unseasonably warm temperatures.


the-court-house t1_j8xycq0 wrote

I had it on my car this morning, too. I live on the South Shore


thecamterion t1_j8xnf33 wrote

Sorry about that. I sneezed last night


Armadillo_Christmas t1_j8yscbt wrote

There was a major fire in Braintree that caused the residue.


1000thusername t1_j8yi5pe wrote

I haven’t used my car today, so I’m not sure. But now I’m concerned and afraid to go look.

Also north shore.


oceanwave4444 t1_j8z1eqc wrote

Had it on my car this morning. Brown and black, residue with the rain drops on my car. I am near Worcester


EIEIOH33 t1_j8zf56y wrote

We can get western wildfire smoke in our sunsets so I think Ohio is in play….


IntelligentMeal40 t1_j8y7f5g wrote

I live in southern New Hampshire and it’s been raining today, I popped my head outside and it smells normal out there but I don’t think I’m gonna go out there in it.

So my long answer is up here in New Hampshire no because it’s currently raining


Sunny_Dais t1_j8zpfdt wrote

People in Connecticut were complaining too


Elecrockcity t1_j8yvirv wrote

Feels like a push to scare people to me.


amandaflash t1_j8z5611 wrote

Calling it ash from a two weeks ago train derailment is the scare tactic. It's dust from an OK dust storm two days ago.


Elecrockcity t1_j8z5tl6 wrote

I’m talking about all the posts today of people pretending to not know why there is weird rain but also curious enough to post it on Reddit of all places.

This is just a campaign to stir up fear, doubt, and uncertainty - ripens the harvest for exploit.


RTXplumber t1_j916hiq wrote

Everyone’s skin is going to bubble up and fall off now


Anra7777 t1_j91kcjn wrote

I think this is the something like the fifth post just like this I’ve seen in the past two days. The conclusion always seems to be it’s because of the Clean Harbor fire.


Hereforadvice33 t1_j8yaamx wrote

I just saw this random tt video Not sure if there is any validity to it so please don’t think I am calling this fact, but interesting.


rslashplate t1_j8yf3x1 wrote

Idk I’m a little nervous

noaa forcast

Please take precautions


mattgm1995 OP t1_j8zshat wrote

That’s from Feb 8th


rslashplate t1_j8zusrr wrote

yes it was a projection. as in could be what is going on now. Local news has reported on it, and claims it might be dust from texas causing the soot and smell.

Channel 5 explains likely cause to smell


Whats that smell, CT complains of oily rain

etc etc. Anyways i think its possible, so just be advised.


RedditTouchGrass t1_j908zov wrote

Please don’t listen to this looney. They think aliens and ghosts are real, and they ban anyone that disagrees with them or argues for scientific evidence. They’re also in an active Reddit admin investigation for mod abuse.


rslashplate t1_j8yewxg wrote

Edit, as stated, this was a model from the time of the event. Ive seen 1-2 others that looked similar, but nothing yet difintieively saying where the plume went.

Original comment"

So not to panic but noaa forecasted the Ohio train chemicals to come this way

link to post


UncleCustard t1_j8ycnpu wrote

Was in CT and western mass too. It's from ohio


OrsoMalleus t1_j8yu9ah wrote

You're being foolish.

Hard stop.


UncleCustard t1_j8yyf9l wrote

Explain how this has happened across western ma, ct and the rest of ma as well.


OrsoMalleus t1_j8z0a0f wrote

Here is some actual information regarding how to cloud could spread.

Here is an article saying that the thing this thread is about isn't related to Ohio.

Here's another.

And this isn't even related to Ohio, and affects air quality.

My point is, it's not related to the disaster almost 600 miles away.


UncleCustard t1_j8z8jl9 wrote

Okay, so it came from Texas or Oklahoma, but not Ohio. Got it.


OrsoMalleus t1_j8zr6bi wrote


dbath t1_j91jrvy wrote

I doubt it, the timing doesn't make sense with my observations. Our car was getting progressively more dirty over the course of the week, then I got a carwash at 7 pm Thursday. Our car was still clean on Friday.

I can't find a more precise start for the Braintree fire than "late Thursday" or "Thursday night", but it wouldn't have made sense for any residue to get from Braintree to Watertown instantly, then stop completely before the fire was extinguished.

Dust makes way more sense.


bootboard t1_j8zn3i5 wrote

It came from a chemical waste fire in Braintree.


Baystate411 t1_j8z8g5o wrote

600 miles is about 6 hours travel time by wind alone. It's foolish to think their isn't a possibility it wouldn't cause air problems or particles falling. It rained last night, that's a condensation nuclei. Chemicals go up, cling to a cloud that starts to precipitate and it falls back down.


OrsoMalleus t1_j8z9ooz wrote

If you want to be afraid then that's on you, but the science isn't supporting your very loose argument.


Baystate411 t1_j8z9ss0 wrote

Not really too concerned but to say it isn't a possibility is kinda odd.


[deleted] t1_j8zls35 wrote

It's not just being "said". It's a scientific factuality. You're being irrational to your own detriment.


OrsoMalleus t1_j8z9ylo wrote

And to sit on the very unlikely possibility that we're in any danger from it in Massachusetts is fear-mongering.


SpyCats t1_j8xnx2e wrote

There’s been a lot of talk of it being from the Ohio train disaster


ArmlessGeodude t1_j8xtayu wrote

That's because a lot of people are spreading misinformation and fear mongering.


mattgm1995 OP t1_j8xnzvc wrote

If you google it looks like that went way north of Ma


catgotcha t1_j8xyfyx wrote

We are 500 miles away from there. Smoke can travel crazy distances, but if you think residue can travel that far without coming back down to earth, you're a bit crazy.