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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #201 on: January 01, 2017, 05:26:49 PM »
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ABC Emergency:  #VIC #Emergency #Bushfire Warning for #Tangambalanga #RedBluff #Kiewa. Fire is out of control. Take shelter indoors
https://twitter.com/abcemergency/status/815386941411586048
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #202 on: January 27, 2017, 08:47:36 PM »
"Dante's Inferno" in Chile: All-Time National Heat Record Smashed by 6°F

https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=3548

Extract:

Record heat and extreme drought in Chile are contributing to their worst wildfires in decades. On Thursday, the entire town of Santa Olga was destroyed by fire, with more than 1,000 building consumed including schools, nurseries, shops and a post office.
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #203 on: February 12, 2017, 02:00:06 PM »
Massive pyrocumulus cloud above a large wildfire in NSW, Australia.

Sir Ivan fire from Dunedoo #NSWRFS
https://twitter.com/robrfs/status/830699700764319745

See the Weird Weather thread for information on the current extreme heatwave in southeast Australia.
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« Reply #204 on: February 12, 2017, 06:55:48 PM »
Australia heatwave: Unprecedented fire conditions are 'as bad as it gets'
NSW is facing the "worst possible fire conditions" in its history with a "catastrophic" warning in place across large slabs of the state after a heatwave smashed temperature records on Saturday.

Rural Fire Service (RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said the situation was as "bad as it gets" and warned it was set to get worse on Sunday when winds are expected to sweep through scorched parts of mid to northern NSW.
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Commissioner Fitzsimmons said conditions in some parts of NSW could be worse than Victoria's Black Saturday fires, Australia's worst ever fire disaster which claimed 173 lives in 2009....
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/nsw-heatwave-unprecedented-fire-conditions-are-as-bad-as-it-gets-20170211-guarjl.html


(And to think the BOM added more colors to the high end of the temperature chart only a couple years ago....)
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #205 on: February 12, 2017, 09:17:04 PM »
They will soon need more colors....
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #206 on: February 20, 2017, 01:58:50 AM »
UPDATE: Major Forest Fire Consumes More Than 100 Acres In Ocean County, New Jersey, USA.
http://patch.com/new-jersey/manchester-nj/brush-fire-closes-route-539
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« Reply #207 on: March 08, 2017, 08:53:36 PM »
"Latest wildfire estimates: At least 1.48 million acres burned this week in Texas (479k), Oklahoma (342k), & Kansas (659k) w/ fires ongoing."
https://twitter.com/severeplains/status/839507087176663040

"Impressive. Gusty winds behind this front are what's fanning massive wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado."
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/839563181102026752

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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #208 on: March 08, 2017, 09:37:17 PM »
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« Reply #209 on: March 08, 2017, 11:16:38 PM »
Not a good start...
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« Reply #210 on: March 19, 2017, 07:55:41 PM »
"Very warm and dry conditions have been in place since last week, says Bob Henson of wunderground.com. Boulder topped out at 81 degrees (27°C) on Saturday, making it the second earliest 80-degrees reading on record."

Wildfire Near Boulder, Colorado, Prompts Evacuation of More Than 1,000 Homes
https://weather.com/news/news/colorado-boulder-sunshine-fire-evacuations


Edit: wind, temperature, humidity, fire danger maps at the llink.

NWS:  Strong winds, low humidities, and unusually warm temperatures are producing critical fire weather conditions in the South/Central Plains.
https://twitter.com/nws/status/843503190448521216
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« Reply #211 on: March 22, 2017, 01:01:03 AM »
"U.S. sees furious start to the wildfire season http://buff.ly/2n9mXU4 via @USATODAY"
https://twitter.com/climatenexus/status/844215804317122560

Wildfires have charred a whopping 2 million acres across the U.S. so far this year, an area larger than the state of Delaware.

It's a gigantic number for so early in the season, roughly 10 times the average and also the most acres burned as of mid-March since 2006, according to spokeswoman Jessica Gardetto of the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.

Many of the blazes have been massive grass fires in Oklahoma and Kansas, which have both set records for number of acres burned in March, Gardetto said....
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« Reply #212 on: April 14, 2017, 10:51:36 PM »
Destructive and Deadly U.S. Wildfires Have Burned More Than Four Times the Average So Far in 2017
Wildfires have charred more than four times the average acreage to date in what has been a destructive and deadly start to 2017 in the United States.

Almost 2.2 million acres had been burned by 14,529 wildfires as of April 7, the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) reports. The area of land burned so far in 2017 dwarfs the 10-year average (2007-2016) of 434,696 acres for this point in the year, but the actual number of fires is close to the average of 13,731.
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https://weather.com/news/weather/news/wildfires-united-states-2017-four-times-average
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« Reply #213 on: May 11, 2017, 02:14:29 AM »
Southeast U.S.:  West Mims Fire burning in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near the Florida-Georgia border has now burned nearly 144,000 acres (58,275 hectares).

Dry pattern to offer no wildfire relief as West Mims Fire evacuations expand
As crews continue to battle the massive West Mims Fire, mainly dry weather will worsen the wildfire and drought situation across the Southeast into late May.

Severe to extreme drought conditions from southern Georgia through the Florida Peninsula has left the region a tinderbox since the beginning of the year.

The largest active fire in the region is the West Mims Fire burning in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near the Florida-Georgia border.

The blaze, which is only 12 percent contained, has grown exponentially to over 140,000 acres since being sparked by a lightning strike on April 6, according to InciWeb.

Mandatory evacuations were expanded on Tuesday to encompass the entire southern half of Charlton County, Georgia. ...
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/dry-pattern-to-offer-no-wildfire-relief-across-southeastern-us/70001631

Fire crews can finally take offensive on West Mims Fire
http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2017-05-10/fire-crews-can-finally-take-offensive-west-mims-fire
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #214 on: May 17, 2017, 07:10:19 PM »
The entire Russian district of Siberia is under an official state of emergency.  It is only mid-may.

https://watchers.news/2017/04/29/massive-wildfire-engulfs-bubnovka-siberia-declares-state-of-emergency/

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« Reply #215 on: May 17, 2017, 08:45:06 PM »
The entire Russian district of Siberia is under an official state of emergency.  It is only mid-may.

https://watchers.news/2017/04/29/massive-wildfire-engulfs-bubnovka-siberia-declares-state-of-emergency/
I don't want to say it with certainty, but I suspect this is being exacerbated by compounding year over year losses of permafrost. Winter doesn't help the situation either, with snowfall anomalies wayyyyyy above normal insulating the ground from cooling off, while every subsequent summer allows more heat to accumulate.

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« Reply #216 on: May 22, 2017, 07:46:53 PM »
Recent Florida wildfire status:

Florida On Fire: 125 Blazes, ‘Worst Wildfire Season in Years’
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According to the Florida Forest Service, there were 125 active wildfires burning across the state on lands under its jurisdiction as of 7:30 a.m. [May 8]. The fires affected an estimated 31,154 acres. Twenty-seven of those fires, including Pasco’s Anclote Branch blaze, were deemed major, spanning 100 acres or more. State officials also reported there were four fires burning on federal lands in Florida. Those blazes span some 153,746 acres....
https://patch.com/florida/southtampa/florida-fire-125-blazes-worst-wildfire-season
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