Hurricane Sandy is shaping up to be quite a storm. Many models are converging to show Sandy making landfall in New England on Tuesday. Very dangerous - pay attention to the forecasts if you're going anywhere near the East Coast next week.
Winds from the N & NW are blowing the smoke from the fires to the east away from us, increasing visibility. Really impressive change in the photos of Rainier from a local webcam (images are 4 days apart).