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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #800 on: May 17, 2019, 09:20:19 PM »
So, here they are...

"Black skies over Siberia as wildfires rage around the world’s oldest lake
By The Siberian Times reporter, 10 May 2019
Cries to urgently call state of emergency in Irkutsk region as it chokes in smoke."

http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/black-skies-over-siberia-as-wildfires-rage-around-the-worlds-oldest-lake/

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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #801 on: May 20, 2019, 01:48:10 AM »
GOES west today, northern Alberta.
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #802 on: May 21, 2019, 03:15:49 AM »
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5/20/19, 3:40 PM
UPDATE: mandatory Evacuation Order issued for residents S & SE of the Town of High Level and South of the Bushe River Reserve. Evacuees must register at the Town of High Level Arena - 10101 105 Ave. Crews will be going door-to-door to notify residents.
https://twitter.com/youralberta/status/1130558951207055360
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #803 on: May 22, 2019, 02:13:54 PM »
CBC reports
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An out-of-control wildfire burning Tuesday near a town in northwestern Alberta is rated at the highest possible danger level, and the dry, windy weather means the danger is expected to increase this week, says Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.

"The fire is jumping from crown to crown of trees," Kenney said at a news conference Tuesday. "Unfortunately, the dry conditions in northern Alberta are expected to continue for the foreseeable future, with the fire danger possibly increasing this week."

The fire near the town of High Level is ranked as a Level 6, the top of the wildfire intensity scale. Increased fire danger is common during the spring because of the abundance of dry, flammable materials in the period between the snow melt and the green-up of the landscape.

Evacuation successful

The fire was within five kilometres of High Level but Kenney said no homes have been damaged and there are no known injuries as a result of the fire.



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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #804 on: May 27, 2019, 08:28:05 PM »

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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #805 on: May 27, 2019, 08:39:54 PM »
I wonder what the results will be of all the rain in California. Lots of greens that will pop up.

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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #807 on: June 04, 2019, 11:32:58 AM »
Canadian Wildfire Smoke Spreads Into the Eastern U.S.
https://wildfiretoday.com/2019/06/01/canadian-wildfire-smoke-spreads-into-the-eastern-u-s/

On Saturday smoke from the wildfires in Alberta, Canada was affecting parts of Washington, Oregon, Montana, North Dakota, Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, and most of the states east of the Mississippi River — plus the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.





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Wildfire Smoke Swirls Over the Atlantic Ocean, Invades the UK   
https://news.yahoo.com/amphtml/wildfire-smoke-swirls-over-atlantic-162441079.html

The skies in Edmonton, Canada were recently so red and smoky that a local meteorologist told NASA "it looked like we were on Mars."

Now, that prodigious wildfire smoke has left Canada, streamed thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean, and passed over the UK. On Monday morning, the UK Met Office posted imagery of the North American wildfire smoke sailing over the island nation.

https://mobile.twitter.com/metoffice/status/1135501635910811648
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #808 on: June 04, 2019, 12:05:37 PM »
CO levels look about normal so far. don't bother clicking video.

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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #809 on: June 05, 2019, 06:07:56 PM »
1 Billion Acres At Risk For Catastrophic Wildfires, U.S. Forest Service Warns
https://www.npr.org/2019/06/05/729720938/1-billion-acres-at-risk-for-catastrophic-wildfires-u-s-forest-service-warns

The chief of the U.S. Forest Service is warning that a billion acres of land across America are at risk of catastrophic wildfires like last fall's deadly Camp Fire that destroyed most of Paradise, Calif.

... "When you look nationwide there's not any place that we're really at a fire season. Fire season is not an appropriate term anymore," Christiansen said in an interview with NPR at the agency's headquarters in Washington. ... "It's always fire season"

In line with a controversial Trump administration executive order pushing for "active forest management," the agency was directed to treat 3.5 million acres this year alone, though it's behind target because of weather and administrative holdups. Part of the administration policy has also included an attempt to ramp up commercial logging on federal lands, an objective that conservation groups say will not reduce fire risk, unlike clearing of the smaller diameter wood that the timber industry has so far found little market for.

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Total column (CO) carbon monoxide forecast - Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service
https://atmosphere.copernicus.eu/charts/cams/carbon-monoxide-forecasts?facets=undefined&time=2019060500,3,2019060503&projection=classical_global&layer_name=composition_co_totalcolumn

Fire Activity - Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service
https://atmosphere.copernicus.eu/charts/cams/fire-activity?facets=undefined&time=2019060400,24,2019060500&projection=classical_global

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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #811 on: June 11, 2019, 09:39:58 PM »
Emergency generator, or solar + batteries, quickly becoming a must-have in California, where “fire season” is now year-long.
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< Can you add the new PG&E fire blackouts to storm watch for Powerwalls? Much needed feature in California...
Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 6/11/19, 1:32 AM
Storm Watch was active for hundreds of Powerwall customers this weekend as a result of @NWS Red Flag Fire Warnings in California, and we will continue to activate it whenever there advance awareness of a potential power outage or physical danger
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1138317952145534976

Tesla activated 'Storm Watch' for 'hundreds' of Powerwall owners over California fires
https://electrek.co/2019/06/11/tesla-storm-watch-powerwall-california-fires/

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May 30:  California approves wide power outages to prevent wildfires
The plans could inconvenience hundreds of thousands of customers while endangering some who depend on electricity to keep them alive.
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California regulators on Thursday approved allowing utilities to cut off electricity to possibly hundreds of thousands of customers to avoid catastrophic wildfires like the one sparked by power lines last year that killed 85 people and largely destroyed the city of Paradise.

Utilities' liability can reach billions of dollars, and after several years of devastating wildfires, they asked regulators to allow them to pull the plug when fire risk is extremely high. That's mainly during periods of excessive winds and low humidity when vegetation is dried out and can easily ignite.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-approves-wide-power-outages-prevent-wildfires-n1012271
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #813 on: June 20, 2019, 02:45:43 AM »
13 June.  Wildfires in Siberia.

Alarming wildfires rage near giant ‘Mouth of Hell’ gash in the tundra, a wonder of Siberia
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The fires are now raging some 10 to 15 kilometres from the megaslump crater - a large hole in the frozen Arctic soil which highlights the dramatic speed of thawing permafrost.

The Batagaika or Batagai "megaslump" is a tadpole-shaped depression around one kilometre long, 800 metres wide and 100 metres deep.

It is growing by some 15 to 30 metres a year - but if it is hit by the nearby inferno this would destroy trees on its rim and loosen the soil even more, resulting in further collapses.
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Changes in the local climate have seen an ‘almost snowless’ winter in this northern outpost with dry weather exacerbating the risk of wildfires spreading.  ...
http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/alarming-wildfires-rage-near-giant-mouth-of-hell-gash-in-the-tundra-a-wonder-of-siberia/
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #815 on: June 26, 2019, 01:01:24 PM »

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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #816 on: June 26, 2019, 02:48:03 PM »
California home insurers are required to predict future losses based on losses that happened in the past, usually over the past 20 years.

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Since 10 of California’s 20 biggest fires have happened in the past five years, rates are already rising quickly.


Using the last 20 years as a baseline is not going to work.

Allison Castro, a spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Insurance, said there hasn’t been an instance yet where an insurer tried to use a model and was denied, but the department has a litany of concerns. Regulators worry the models aren’t credible, and that they’re a “black box” and could be used to overcharge consumers.

Of course the government could create an organisation running such models to set bounds if they actually cared.

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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #817 on: June 26, 2019, 03:18:50 PM »
This is ridiculous and at the same time what is likely happening everywhere.
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #818 on: June 30, 2019, 12:04:05 AM »
Northern forests exhibiting similar conditions now compared to Pliocene.  Current models have included some of these feed backs but not older models.
https://www.clim-past.net/15/1063/2019/   
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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #819 on: July 03, 2019, 07:52:23 AM »
It was the worst June inside the arctic circle by far.
https://imgur.com/a/NPVXCIG

https://imgur.com/a/CE5ULXW



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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #820 on: July 07, 2019, 12:02:30 AM »
More on the June wildfires in arctic
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Mark Parrington, a senior scientist working on wildfire emissions at the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, said in an email that in June 2019 Arctic wildfires released 50 megatons of carbon dioxide. In the first couple days of July, he said, the Arctic Circle has already released 4.5-5 megatons of CO2.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qv79b5/unprecedented-wildfires-are-burning-across-the-arctic-circle

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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #821 on: July 12, 2019, 04:22:03 PM »

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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #822 on: July 13, 2019, 07:25:43 PM »
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