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Re: 2013 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby rlown » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:06 pm

well, SF. Why not cover HH in a big dome. :\ Not like the ash won't settle out in Crystal springs.

I'm more concerned about Flip not being able to get to work.



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Re: 2013 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby caddis » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:58 pm

maverick wrote:Rim fire update: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3660/
Fire has ballooned to 53,866 acres :eek:,

That's about 37,000 acres in one day! That has to be a typo
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Re: 2013 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby maverick » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:10 pm

Caddis wrote:

That's about 37,000 acres in one day! That has to be a typo


Wish it was, but radio and TV have also reported it growing to over 3x the size today.
http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/08/22/388 ... 866-acres/
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Re: 2013 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby caddis » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:24 pm

maverick wrote:
Caddis wrote:

That's about 37,000 acres in one day! That has to be a typo


Wish it was, but radio and TV have also reported it growing to over 3x the size today.
http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/08/22/388 ... 866-acres/


Yeah..I've been doing some research and everything I've read has talked about how impressive the burn was yesterday. The evening news yesterday talked about the pyrocumulus cloud showing up on radar
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Re: 2013 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby Tollermom » Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:26 pm

Reno is socked in this afternoon from the Rim fire. Carson City is also socked in with reports of particulate ash falling. Eyes are burning. :crybaby:
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Re: 2013 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby maverick » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:38 am

Fire has grown to 63,366 acres and is still only 1% contained. Governer has declared
a state of emergency.
http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3660/
http://news.yahoo.com/wildfire-near-yos ... 13088.html
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Re: 2013 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby caddis » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:04 am

105,000 acres and going
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Re: 2013 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby Etchilds » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:58 am

Does anyone know how far south the smoke is drifting? Was planning trip out of north lake to Lamarck lakes after Labor Day. Thinking it might be too smokey. Thoughts?
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Re: 2013 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby TehipiteTom » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:39 pm

Etchilds wrote:Does anyone know how far south the smoke is drifting? Was planning trip out of north lake to Lamarck lakes after Labor Day. Thinking it might be too smokey. Thoughts?

This view of the plume makes it look like it's all headed north (which would explain reports of terrible smoke in Reno). Winds could always shift, so it's worth monitoring, but at this point it doesn't look like there's much impact further south.
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Re: 2013 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby maverick » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:45 pm

Hi Etchilds,

Welcome to HST! Use this previously posted site to monitor which areas the smoke
is currently is effecting: http://www.firedetect.noaa.gov/viewer.htm
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Re: 2013 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby caddis » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:11 pm

Etchilds wrote:Does anyone know how far south the smoke is drifting? Was planning trip out of north lake to Lamarck lakes after Labor Day. Thinking it might be too smokey. Thoughts?

Here is a clear picture that shows a lot of detail

http://yubanet.com/fireuploads/1/modissat.jpg
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Re: 2013 Fire & Smoke Reports

Postby Etchilds » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:15 pm

maverick wrote:Hi Etchilds,

Welcome to HST! Use this previously posted site to monitor which areas the smoke
is currently is effecting: http://www.firedetect.noaa.gov/viewer.htm

Thank you very much. :wink:
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