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« Reply #150 on: July 26, 2016, 02:43:47 AM »
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« Reply #151 on: July 26, 2016, 05:38:17 PM »

Soberanes fire from my house two nights ago:

Yikes! Packed and ready just in case? Best.

My inlaws were in similar proximity to the Valley Fire that wiped out Middletown last year. Scary how explosive these things are under our current dry/hot/windy conditions.

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« Reply #152 on: August 02, 2016, 09:04:34 PM »
Fort McMurray flooding a 'bad dream' after wildfire
'It's just not our year,' city councillor says after flooding damages homes that escaped wildfire
People in Fort McMurray are taking stock of water damage after torrential rain flooded parts of the city over the weekend, including some areas that escaped devastation from the wildfire that forced tens of thousands out of the northern Alberta community in May.

Rising water prompted the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to reopen its emergency operations centre for the first time since the wildfire, which has come to be known as the Beast.

City crews in drainage trucks pumped water out of those neighbourhoods on the weekend, even as it trickled into basements and forced road closures.

"It's a bad dream," said city Coun. Keith McGrath. "I think I'm in a bit of a denial state. How can this happen? How can so much happen within the span of three months?"

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-flooding-1.3702881
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« Reply #153 on: August 02, 2016, 09:31:04 PM »

Soberanes fire from my house two nights ago:


Yikes! Packed and ready just in case? Best.

My inlaws were in similar proximity to the Valley Fire that wiped out Middletown last year. Scary how explosive these things are under our current dry/hot/windy conditions.


Fortunately (for us) it's not moving North and is unlikely to reach us. Residents south and east are having to move out. It's going to burn out a huge portion of the Santa Lucia highlands (where Big Sur is).

http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=1348

unfortunately they haven't been updating the fire maps, except the one in the local Starbucks or I'd like the extent.

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« Reply #154 on: August 03, 2016, 03:16:06 PM »
The California National Guard is joining the effort to fight Central California wildfires.

https://twitter.com/thecaguard/status/760652003630419968
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« Reply #155 on: August 09, 2016, 07:54:57 PM »
Portugal Wildfires: Hospital, Hundreds of Homes Evacuated in Madeira
The worst-hit areas were in northern Portugal, where temperatures have exceeded 86 Fahrenheit since Saturday. The region's pine and eucalyptus forests are tinder-dry after a long spell without significant rain.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/portugal-wildfires-hospital-hundreds-homes-evacuated-madeira-n626176
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« Reply #156 on: August 10, 2016, 10:11:33 PM »
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« Reply #157 on: August 11, 2016, 03:08:29 PM »
And now, an article in English:  ;)

Thousands Evacuated as Several Fires Blaze Across Southern France
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/thousands-evacuated-several-fires-blaze-across-southern-france-n627611
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« Reply #158 on: August 15, 2016, 02:13:33 PM »
California wildfire forces 1,000 evacuations and destroys homes
Flames racing through dry brush destroyed four homes and forced more than 1,000 people to flee a northern California lake community that was evacuated in a devastating wildfire last year.

Authorities ordered about 1,200 residents to leave 500 homes as the blaze surged south of the town of Lower Lake. The wildfire spread to more than two square miles by early Sunday, and crews faced hot weather and little cloud cover as they tried to get a handle on the flames burning largely out of control.
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Another blaze that broke out Saturday afternoon forced the evacuation of 135 homes south of Lake Nacimiento in central California, the San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s office said. It burned more than two square miles, but no homes have been lost and it is partially contained.

In the south, residents were readying for a heat wave. Temperatures were expected to reach triple digits in valley areas north of Los Angeles, stoking an increased risk of wildfires in inland regions through at least Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/14/california-wildfire-evacuations-homes-destroyed
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« Reply #159 on: August 15, 2016, 07:26:35 PM »
CALFIRE PIO: Latest damage estimates on the #ClaytonFire in Lake County: 175 structures destroyed. Damage assessment continues.
https://twitter.com/calfire_pio/status/765213876770050048

Clayton Fire burns structures near Lower Lake, California
The fire is burning near the scars from three very large fires from 2015
http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/08/14/clayton-fire-burns-structures-near-lower-lake-california/

180-degree wind shift pushed Clayton Fire into Lower Lake
http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/08/15/180-degree-wind-shift-pushed-clayton-fire-into-lower-lake/
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« Reply #160 on: August 17, 2016, 04:34:45 PM »
Blue Cut Fire Burns 30,000 Acres, Forces 82,000 to Evacuate in California
A wildfire continued raging through rural communities in California Wednesday, triggering a state of emergency and evacuation orders for more than 82,000 residents in the San Bernardino area.

More than 700 firefighters and other emergency workers were battling the Blue Cut fire, which flared early Tuesday some 60 miles east of Los Angeles and spread rapidly along the Cajon Pass. By Wednesday morning, it had burned 30,000 acres, with firefighters unable to contain any of it, officials said.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in San Bernardino County, families fled and Interstate 15 was closed as the blaze grew.
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The fire was zero percent contained and covered 28 square miles at 11 p.m. PT (2 a.m. ET) — only 12 hours after it began — according to CalFire.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/blue-cut-fire-burns-18-000-acres-forces-82-000-n632486
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« Reply #161 on: August 17, 2016, 06:05:35 PM »
Blue Cut Fire Burns 30,000 Acres, Forces 82,000 to Evacuate in California
A wildfire continued raging through rural communities in California Wednesday, triggering a state of emergency and evacuation orders for more than 82,000 residents in the San Bernardino area.

More than 700 firefighters and other emergency workers were battling the Blue Cut fire, which flared early Tuesday some 60 miles east of Los Angeles and spread rapidly along the Cajon Pass. By Wednesday morning, it had burned 30,000 acres, with firefighters unable to contain any of it, officials said.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in San Bernardino County, families fled and Interstate 15 was closed as the blaze grew.
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The fire was zero percent contained and covered 28 square miles at 11 p.m. PT (2 a.m. ET) — only 12 hours after it began — according to CalFire.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/blue-cut-fire-burns-18-000-acres-forces-82-000-n632486


This thing literally just blew up. Unreal fire conditions. Best to all impacted by it.

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« Reply #162 on: August 17, 2016, 11:46:35 PM »
Eric Holthaus on the incredible fire weather around the Blue Cut fire.  The linked article has many embedded links, including a short video showing "a rapid advance of flames in a matter of seconds."

The National Weather Service in San Diego, which has forecasting responsibility for the area around the fire, described the stunningly extreme weather that helped lead to the fire's quick growth:

DRAMATIC ATMOSPHERIC CHANGES OCCURRED OVER THE HIGH DESERTS AND THE 
SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON WHEN A SURGE OF DRY AIR SENT 
DEW POINTS PLUMMETING BELOW ZERO. AT 2 PM TODAY THE DEW POINT AT 
DAGGETT WAS -11F, THE TEMPERATURE WAS 107, AND THE RH WAS 1%. 

HUMIDITY RECOVERY WILL BE MINIMAL TONIGHT. AT 8 PM THE RH AT DAGGETT 
WAS STILL ONLY 4%.

The weather will remain nearly ideal for fire growth on Wednesday and Thursday. Interstate 15 is closed, so people traveling between L.A. and Las Vegas have to take a 5-hour detour through the desert.

http://tinyletter.com/sciencebyericholthaus/letters/today-in-weather-climate-blue-cut-fire-edition-wednesday-august-17th
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« Reply #163 on: August 18, 2016, 02:08:27 AM »

it looks like it is a VERY bad fire

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37113697

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« Reply #164 on: August 25, 2016, 12:24:42 AM »
“Our forests and wild lands are under attack from climate change,” Governor Inslee said.

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency for 20 Eastern Washington counties in response to multiple wildfires that threaten homes and natural resources.
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/northwest/inslee-declares-emergency-in-20-counties-due-to-wildfires/
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« Reply #165 on: September 07, 2016, 01:03:56 AM »
CAL FIRE PIO:  Last week there were 215 new wildfires in California. Over 5,350 wildfires since Jan 1 burning nearly 500,000 acres.
https://twitter.com/calfire_pio/status/773279496971485184

(Brief wildfire video at link.)
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« Reply #166 on: September 17, 2016, 06:09:12 PM »
Russian fires are getting pretty big (again).  These have been growing since the start of the month.  Did a quick news scan and did not see anything.
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« Reply #167 on: September 17, 2016, 08:30:58 PM »
Russian fires are getting pretty big (again).  These have been growing since the start of the month.  Did a quick news scan and did not see anything.
I think it's just amazing this isn't more visible in the media
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« Reply #168 on: September 18, 2016, 01:44:09 AM »
Wow, you're not kidding. Here's what they look like on http://earth.nullschool.net/ in the CO2sc and COsc views under Chem. They simply dwarf the emissions coming from Japan.

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« Reply #169 on: September 19, 2016, 10:10:24 AM »
Unbelievable levels of smoke showing over Western Siberia on this morning's MODIS. Swipe to the left to see more.

Signs of significant action too in Indonesia. When will they learn?

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« Reply #170 on: September 19, 2016, 11:04:39 AM »
All the foliage from the arctic down to Siberia visibly gets browner over the last month. Here is the link to the active fire data (google earth kml) for the region.

https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/active_fire/c6/kml/MODIS_C6_Russia_and_Asia_24h.kml

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« Reply #171 on: September 20, 2016, 05:16:03 PM »
California's Soberanes Fire becomes costliest to fight in US history
The center estimates the cost of fighting the blaze at $197.8 million. According to Iveth Hernandez, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service, the long duration of the fire plays a big role in the cost of the fire.

The previous record for the costliest wildfire to fight was the Biscuit Fire of 2002 at about $165 million. It started as five separate fires ignited by lightning and burned nearly 500,000 acres in Northern California and Southern Oregon, according to a Government Accountability Office report on the response to the blaze.

According to California Interagency Incident Management Team 1, the daily costs of fighting the Soberanes Fire have fallen from a peak of $8 million to $2 million. Hernandez said part of the reason for the drop in daily cost is because the fire is burning in remote areas of Los Padres National Forest and the number of personnel fighting the blaze is down from a peak of 5,636 last month to 1,392.

http://www.montereyherald.com/article/NF/20160915/NEWS/160919808
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« Reply #172 on: September 20, 2016, 05:21:39 PM »
Blazes in Southeast Asia May Have Led to Deaths of Over 100,000, Study Says
The forest fire and haze disaster in Southeast Asia last year may have led to the deaths of more than 100,000 people, according to a study released Monday by researchers from two United States universities. A vast majority of the cases were in Indonesia, where fires were deliberately set to clear land for agriculture.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/20/world/asia/indonesia-haze-smog-health.html
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« Reply #173 on: September 24, 2016, 02:33:40 AM »
'The school is closed, locals are afraid to go out - the visibility is about 100-150 metres. Two flights are already cancelled - the runway is not visible.'

Oil pipes threatened by forest fires amid disputes over the scale of destruction
Greenpeace claims up to 300 times more territory in Siberia is ablaze than officially acknowledged.
20 September:  Officials on Tuesday acknowledged a 20% rise in forest fires in the past 24 hours but campaigning group Greenpeace alleged that state agencies are hugely underestimating the scope of the problem.

http://siberiantimes.com/ecology/others/news/n0740-oil-pipes-threatened-by-forest-fires-amid-disputes-over-the-scale-of-destruction/
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« Reply #174 on: September 24, 2016, 08:02:00 PM »
Brazil's raging forest fires threaten indigenous land, uncontacted tribes
Brazil's uncontacted tribes, some of the last on earth, depend on large areas of unspoiled forest land to hunt animals and gather the food they need to survive

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Forest fires raging in northeast Brazil are forcing indigenous people out of their traditional territories and threatening uncontacted tribes, an indigenous leader said on Wednesday.

Fire season in the Amazon and surrounding savannah normally lasts from July to November, but burning has become more intense due to climate change and illegal logging, said Sonia Guajajara, National Coordinator of the Association of Indigenous Peoples.

Uncontacted members of the Awa tribe live in areas affected by fires, and some have been forced out of the jungle, Guajajara told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

http://news.trust.org/item/20160921171434-zkn2i/
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« Reply #175 on: September 29, 2016, 09:38:31 PM »
The linked Scribbler article is entitled: " We are Suffocating from Smoke” — For Russia, Climate Change is Already Producing Fires that are Too Big to Fight"

https://robertscribbler.com/2016/09/28/for-one-month-we-are-suffocating-from-smoke-for-russia-climate-change-is-already-producing-fires-that-are-too-big-to-fight/

Extract: "Over the past decade or so, a rapid warming of Siberia has resulted in a dramatic increase in fire incidence. The vast boreal forests were thrust into hotter, dryer conditions by a human-forced warming of the globe. Meanwhile, permafrost thaw added its own massive and growing volumes of peat-like fuel for burning. As the years progressed, very large fires have erupted with rising frequency. Mostly underreported, according to Greenpeace and independent satellite analysis by experts, these fires have covered millions of acres year after year after year:

“If you look at the whole area over the past 30 years, there’s a significant increase in burned area that is very clear by the early 2000s,” Susan Conrad, a former U.S. Forest Service scientist who has spent decades researching the impact of fire on Siberia, told ClimateWire.""
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« Reply #176 on: November 08, 2016, 03:55:41 PM »
Drought has led to wildfires in Tennessee and North Carolina, U.S.A.

Burning ban ordered as wildfires toast North Carolina mountains
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article113130343.html

Drought behind increase in fires in East Tennessee
http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/2016/10/31/several-fires-burning-cherokee-national-forest/93063326/

PLUMES OF SMOKE ACROSS SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...EAST TENNESSEE... AND SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA... AREA FIRES ARE PRODUCING PLUMES OF SMOKE ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA REDUCING LOCALIZED VISIBILITIES TO ONE-QUARTER MILE OR LESS AND PRODUCING VERY UNHEALTHY AIR QUALITY CONDITIONS. AREA RESIDENTS AND VISITORS WILL WANT TO REMAIN INDOORS TO AVOID EXCESSIVE EXPOSURE TO THE SMOKE. THOSE SUFFERING FROM BREATHING AILMENTS WILL ESPECIALLY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WINDOWS ARE CLOSED AND AIR INTAKE SYSTEMS ARE SHUT DOWN. AN AIR QUALITY ALERT HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR PARTS OF THE AREA THROUGH THE DAY ON TUESDAY.

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=gsp&wwa=special%20weather%20statement
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« Reply #177 on: November 10, 2016, 07:15:23 PM »
Evacuations now in five North Carolina mountain counties as wildfires top 10,000 acres
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Evacuations are now taking place in five North Carolina mountain counties as nearly 20 wildfires totaling more than 10,000 acres continue to spread.

http://wncn.com/2016/11/09/evacuations-now-in-4-nc-mountain-counties-as-wildfires-top-10000-acres/
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« Reply #178 on: November 10, 2016, 07:17:04 PM »
Understanding fire scars on trees:  How does a tree damaged by a wildfire heal the wound?
http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/11/08/understanding-fire-scars-on-trees/
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« Reply #179 on: November 13, 2016, 04:00:54 AM »
Wildfire just southeast of Asheville, North Carolina.
https://twitter.com/joyoverturf/status/797272364287401984


NC mountain wildfires exceed 23,000 acres as 6th county orders evacuations
The fires are producing so much smoke that the drifting smoke prompted air quality authorities to declare a Code Orange on Friday in Charlotte.

In North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest, more than 20 wildfires have burned more than 17,000 acres and all of them are “being investigated for suspected arson,” federal forestry officials have said.

http://wncn.com/2016/11/12/nc-mountain-wildfires-exceed-23000-acres-as-6th-county-orders-evacuations/
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« Reply #180 on: November 17, 2016, 06:54:03 AM »
I have to say that image is a pretty well done hoax by the chinese. They've even put an american name and the ©-sign on it to fool the librul media. Same goes for other 'wildfires' reported in the south so no goverment aid is my recommendation.
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« Reply #181 on: November 17, 2016, 10:39:22 AM »
between the Chinese falsifying our satellite images of melting sea ice and photo-shopping fires in the USA .. are they the new Global warming scare-mongers ?
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« Reply #182 on: November 17, 2016, 10:47:17 AM »
between the Chinese falsifying our satellite images of melting sea ice and photo-shopping fires in the USA .. are they the new Global warming scare-mongers ?
Why pmt .. just why ??? as in wtf ??

Figured the site lacks the other side of the story so provided some clues as to what it might look like.
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« Reply #183 on: November 17, 2016, 12:57:34 PM »
 ;D

On more serious note I have to wonder when it will hit one million acres burned... Week-out forecasts don't show much if any rain over the most affected areas, and particularly across Georgia.

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« Reply #184 on: November 17, 2016, 07:56:05 PM »
The linked Scribbler article is entitled: '“Surreal” U.S. Wildfires Should Not be Burning in Mid-November'.

https://robertscribbler.com/2016/11/17/surreal-u-s-wildfires-should-not-be-burning-in-mid-november/

Extract: "In Dallas, on November 16, the thermometer hit 88 degrees Fahrenheit, breaking a 95 year old record. In Ada, Oklahoma the mercury struck 85 degrees F. Further north in high-elevation Denver, temperatures soared to 78 F — punching through a 75 year old record.
Meanwhile, strange, out-of-season wildfires continued to burn from the U.S. South to North Dakota and New England. In Atlanta, smoke streaming out of nearby wildfires blanketed the city. Red-eyed residents were increasingly forced to don protective masks beneath the choking late-fall pallor. In Chattanooga, over 200 residents were hospitalized from smoke inhalation and shortness of breath
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« Reply #185 on: November 18, 2016, 03:28:10 AM »
We're not supposed to get any real rain till Wednesday, and it is already bone dry here in Atlanta.
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« Reply #186 on: November 25, 2016, 02:37:05 PM »
Israel Vows to Punish 'Terrorism' Over Wildfire Raging Near Haifa
Upward of 60,000 were forced to evacuate their homes in Haifa and around 95 people have been treated for smoke inhalation after the fires tore across the country's north, center and parts of the occupied West Bank over the past three days.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/israel-vows-punish-terrorism-over-wildfire-raging-near-haifa-n688256
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« Reply #187 on: November 25, 2016, 10:12:03 PM »
Israel Vows to Punish 'Terrorism' Over Wildfire Raging Near Haifa
Regardless of the causes (probably mixed negligence and terrorism), the fires have been raging in multiple locations around Israel helped by very abnormal weather. A strong wind has been coming from the east, bringing with it extremely dry desert air. In Haifa yesterday humidity was 11% and wind speed was 52 km/h. Normally the rainy season should have started about a month ago, but this year there was almost no rain, and temps were anomalously warm. Many people realize this is not just random weather, but definitely affected by AGW.

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« Reply #188 on: November 27, 2016, 02:48:21 PM »
Wildfires tear across drought-stricken parts of Peru
Less rain due to climate change and last year's El Nino weather pattern have made the Amazon drier than usual, scientists have said
LIMA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Wildfires have torn through more than 22,000 hectares (54,363 acres) of forest, protected areas and farmland in drought-stricken parts of Peru as the Andean country suffers one of its driest periods in years, authorities said on Thursday.

The spate of wildfires in the past week were likely started by accident after peasant farmers burned fields to prepare them for planting, said Edgar Ortega with Peru's Civil Defense Institute.

Strong winds fanned the flames that quickly crossed the Andean regions of Cajamarca and Lambayeque in northern Peru, which are experiencing prolonged droughts, Ortega said.

http://news.trust.org/item/20161125021941-23b4r/
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« Reply #189 on: November 29, 2016, 05:04:06 AM »
U.S.:  Ash is falling in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, from multiple wildfires in the nearby forests.  High wind warnings are in place for much of the southeast, which is currently in severe drought conditions.

"Mandatory evacuations are underway for Gatlinburg and portions of Pigeon Forge. If you are in these areas, please follow instructions from local fire and police officials."
https://www.facebook.com/NWSMorristown/posts/1295920243772678:0

Fires force evacuations in Gatlinburg, TN; Smokies park closes roads
http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/28/us/southern-fires-gatlinburg-smokies/index.html
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« Reply #190 on: November 29, 2016, 08:52:25 PM »
More on the Gatlinburg fire:

‘Worst possible conditions’: Thousands flee as flames engulf Tennessee resort towns
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/11/29/worst-possible-conditions-residents-flee-gaitlinburg-tenn-as-flames-lick-roads/


Edit: More:  150 Homes and businesses in Gatlinburg destroyed.  Burn victims hospitalized.
http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2016/11/29/3-gatlinburg-burn-victims-critical-condition-vumc/94599712/
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« Reply #191 on: November 30, 2016, 01:44:16 AM »
Eric Holthaus:  Exceptional (D4) drought in SE US (48,733 sq mi) now larger than drought in California (33,274 sq mi).
Gatlinburg, TN fires directly linked.
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/803729038313287680

What a Warmer Future Means for Southeastern Wildfires
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/warmer-future-southeastern-wildfires-20912
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« Reply #192 on: December 02, 2016, 03:25:52 AM »
Giant Gatlinburg-Sized Wildfires May Be the New Normal
Since the 1980s, wildfires in the United States have exponentially increased in frequency and duration. According to a 2006 study published in Science journal, wildfire season has increased by nearly two months, with fires occurring nearly four times more often on a land area scale six times large, and lasting nearly five times as long.

http://observer.com/2016/12/giant-gatlinburg-sized-wildfires-may-be-the-new-normal/


11 Deaths Confirmed as Smokies Wildfires Devastate Tennessee
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/seven-deaths-confirmed-great-smokies-wildfires-spread-tennessee-n690311
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« Reply #193 on: December 02, 2016, 02:09:05 PM »
What a Warmer Future Means for Southeastern Wildfires

And this drought was an interesting one.  It really only started THIS SUMMER....it hasn't been going on for years.  It had only been going on FOR MONTHS.

What happens if we do get a longer drought again like we (I live in Atlanta) had several years ago where it was a drought that lasted for 2 or 3 years?

It's STILL mind boggling that we could have intense wildfires AT THE END OF NOVEMBER.  Crazy.  The "new normal" that we are continuing to face.

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« Reply #194 on: December 06, 2016, 01:50:23 AM »
Perspective: If Gatlinburg fires happened in California, they'd rank as the fourth most-damaging (1,700 structures) & fifth deadliest (14).
https://twitter.com/stevebowenwx/status/805785933580816384

(California fire data at the link.)
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« Reply #195 on: December 18, 2016, 02:44:06 PM »
Chalet Village Fire Gatlinburg Amazing "Escape From Hell" Full Length Video by Michael Luciano

https://youtu.be/cI2sgyoiL1o
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« Reply #196 on: December 23, 2016, 02:59:14 PM »
Electrical Line in Tree Blamed in Deadly California Wildfire in late June
FRESNO, Calif. — An electrical line in a tree sparked a devastating summer wildfire in central California that killed an elderly couple and destroyed hundreds of homes, investigators said Thursday.

Insulation from the electrical line rubbed the tree and wore down over time, dropping hot, molten material into the dry grass below that sparked the fire, officials said.

The fire raced up a Lake Isabella hillside prone to burning, said Kern County Fire Chief Brian Marshall. But this year, firefighters couldn't stop the flames, which eventually scorched 75 square miles and turning 280 homes into tangled rubble. ...
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/electrical-line-tree-blamed-deadly-california-wildfire-n699406
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« Reply #197 on: December 28, 2016, 12:21:07 AM »
My old laptop crashed last month and with it all the bookmarks I had which included nation and worldwide wildfire reports/maps.

Can anyone recommend a few sights for me? Google searches have proven disappointing.

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« Reply #198 on: December 28, 2016, 02:19:47 AM »
My old laptop crashed last month and with it all the bookmarks I had which included nation and worldwide wildfire reports/maps.

Can anyone recommend a few sights for me? Google searches have proven disappointing.


Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center Sitrep:   http://www.ciffc.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=212

Canadian Fire Smoke Forecast: http://firesmoke.ca/

American NIFC National Interagency Coordination Center Sitrep is linked from here:  https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/



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Re: Wildfires
« Reply #199 on: December 28, 2016, 06:41:10 PM »
My old laptop crashed last month and with it all the bookmarks I had which included nation and worldwide wildfire reports/maps.

Can anyone recommend a few sights for me? Google searches have proven disappointing.

next to a backup at all times i recommend to at least import your bookmarks into google chrome from time to time ( backupwise or for use ) because they remain stored and simply sync on any machine and/or phone that is using your google account they were synced on.

i know it's OT but perhaps it helps you keep your data/bookmarks safe.
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