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Offline Riwaka

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North American Wild Fires 2021
« on: April 21, 2021, 05:36:21 PM »
Interview with John Saltenberger, North West Inter-agency Co-ordination Center. 

Two of the key observations are the reduced number of 'rain reset days' during fire season and the strong easterly winds 'moving north'.




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Re: North American Wild Fires 2021
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2021, 09:40:45 PM »
I was just looking at snowpack and most if WA and northern oregon are ok. Southern oregon and Cal are lower than average though.
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Re: North American Wild Fires 2021
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2021, 11:42:54 AM »
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Re: North American Wild Fires 2021
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Re: North American Wild Fires 2021
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2021, 06:37:28 PM »
Lava Fires near Mt Shasta, California - heat mapping


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Re: North American Wild Fires 2021
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2021, 06:27:45 PM »
Unfortunately plenty of 'spectacular flames' wild fires atm resulting in property loss etc.

Western Washington State fire season preparation and review of last year's fire.

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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2021, 07:12:14 PM »
Unfortunately plenty of 'spectacular flames' wild fires atm resulting in property loss etc.

Western Washington State fire season preparation and review of last year's fire.

It's dry but we did get a bit of mist today. That heat wave killed us for snow pack. We were doing well up until that. 
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Re: North American Wild Fires 2021
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2021, 02:34:59 PM »
We got called up a week early, ferried from so-cal to wenatchee, wa. then a few days later made our way to coeur d alene, id for a day, and now working hard out of grangeville, id. 

We have been flying at least 1x a day, and on days, getting 3 cycles. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2021, 02:39:39 PM »
Thanks for your service charles
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2021, 03:13:43 PM »
Thanks for your service charles
You are very welcome sir. Since im not able to continue serving the american people in the armed services, this still allows to do it and have a positive purpose in life. 
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2021, 09:31:45 AM »
What's going on in southern Ontario?  We've been getting consistent smoke/haze as far south as Southern MN, and they just closed a large block of the BWCA due to proximity of Canadian fires.  Several have popped up in Northern MN, but all have been contained so far.

The dryness goes as deep as I've ever seen it in Northern MN.  I have a hunting camp near Hibbing, and all spring/summer, we've been dragging punky old logs out of the swamp to burn in the campfire.  Usually one can wring water out of those like a sponge.  My firewood pile cut green in March/April is already cured enough to cook fish fry with.  So far, there's been enough spotty rains to keep the grasses and shrubs green, but it seems on the razor's edge of going critical.  The heavy fuel, duff and peats are primed to take and hold fire.  Water table in the bogs is down a foot or 2.  Not looking forward to August/September if we don't start getting real rain.  Could be a historic fall fire season in the North, especially if we get an early frost.
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Re: North American Wild Fires 2021
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2021, 04:07:20 AM »
I think Ontario and Manitoba have some large fires going on. I know lots of FF'ers left here (NB and NS) this week to go out there.

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Re: North American Wild Fires 2021
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2021, 06:59:48 AM »
Its record dry here in NW Ontario. Forestry is mostly shut down. Cash crops are maturing early without anything to show for. Farmers hay crops are of usual. Lots of fires from dry thunderstorms. 

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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2021, 07:09:20 AM »
And Ontario is almost twice the size of Texas.
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Re: North American Wild Fires 2021
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2021, 07:37:39 PM »
The West Lolo Complex is mostly on my District.   It started as over 40 lightning caused fires,  and we have most of them controlled.   Already in EXTREME  fire danger with Stage 2 restrictions in place.   VERY early for NW Montana.  

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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2021, 03:01:09 PM »
My dad just got an invite to look at some 300 acres of private burn in Oregon. Not sure if we're gonna go. The fly fishing is supposed to be good though, hunting too. So maybe a fall trip is in order.
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Re: North American Wild Fires 2021
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2021, 07:21:20 PM »
Here I BC we are in the same situation as most of Canada and the PNW.  Unheard of drought conditions and not enough resources to deal with the current fires [300 + in BC alone]

A week old lightening strike smoldering at high elevation took a turn for the worse and now is 1000 ha and 6-7  km from homes and ranches.  60 homes on evacuation alert 

It is bbout 10 km north of my place, but I am packing up some valuables cuz a change in the winds could have it hear in a matter of hours.

Very frustrating that this fire  [ as are others] that are initially allowed to burn as part of the new concept of "natural fires are good". - I agree they may have their place but not in early July with extreme drought codes and fire ratings.  

Very likely this could have been avoided if the fire had been actioned by a heli repel crew when it first was discovered.  Huge cost to the taxpayer let alone those who are directly effected by it.

Some pictures of it from the other night.  


 

 
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Re: North American Wild Fires 2021
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2021, 08:44:09 PM »
Gonna be a long season.  I've been on two fires already. Have a falling module on colville reservation fire and dozer on Rice WA fire. 100 year drought in the Intermountain area. Red flag warnings from tonight through Wednesday morning.  Resources will be stretched thin fairly soon.

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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2021, 08:56:29 PM »
We have gone 5 weeks with record temperatures and no measurable rain. No relief in sight for at least two weeks. The bush is shut down and crops are pretty much wiped out. I have a bag packed and in the truck, if the call comes I just grab the dog and go.
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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2021, 05:53:14 PM »
Godspeed to you folks out there.
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