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Started by bing101, September 08, 2022, 10:21:14 AM

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SSOWorld

Not a year to do the Alaska Highway.  Glad I have it done.
Scott O.

Not all who wander are lost...
Ah, the open skies, wind at my back, warm sun on my... wait, where the hell am I?!
As a matter of fact, I do own the road.
Raise your what?

Wisconsin - out-multiplexing your state since 1918.

bing101

#227

SSOWorld

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The goog has marked the Alaska Highway and the Liard Highway closed.  The BC Fire map confirms the former, just saying the latter has limited visibility (but for all intents and purposes is blocked).  Those tourists will have to maneuver to the Cassiar highway now.
Scott O.

Not all who wander are lost...
Ah, the open skies, wind at my back, warm sun on my... wait, where the hell am I?!
As a matter of fact, I do own the road.
Raise your what?

Wisconsin - out-multiplexing your state since 1918.

bing101


JayhawkCO

Fortunately, a big snow storm in the mountains over the weekend has brought the whole state of Colorado over the median snowpack, so we should (knock on wood) have a low fire year. The numbers are the percentages of the median for each river basin.




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epzik8

Quote from: bing101 on May 18, 2024, 10:43:34 AMhttps://apnews.com/article/canada-wildfires-alberta-fort-mcmurray-evacuation-0958bc6924930c91beb41aed992bb4f1

Here is an update on one of the wildfires from Alberta.

Fort McMurray seems to bear the brunt of a lot of fires from what I've seen online.
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triplemultiplex

Thin topsoil and forest that's basically all conifers; that's the boreal forest powderkeg.  Doesn't take much to dry it out and then when it burns, it burns.
"That's just like... your opinion, man."

bing101

Quote from: triplemultiplex on March 01, 2024, 10:13:28 AMI guess this is the new normal.  Every year, a couple small towns will get torched by wildfires.
True and the crazy part is that these fires are not just a major risk in places like California and other places with a Mediterranean climate  but also hitting areas where wildfires previously were not known to happen every year. 

Max Rockatansky

Towns burning down in the western wilderness traditionally has been the "old normal."

bing101

#237
Here is one from the Tracy area a wildfire is reported.

Yes this affects areas near I-580.

https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/wildfire/corral-fire-tracy-sunday-latest/103-5fcc111f-be6e-4f9a-ad25-d8ae8e40904b

Max Rockatansky

I'm getting smoke from that down in Fresno and Firebaugh.  Good things I went to drive Mines Road a couple weeks ago.

cl94

580 might be shut down for a while, given that it jumped the freeway. That's going to make a mess.
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https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/corral-fire-lawrence-livermore-lab-tracy-19491019.php

Here is more on the wildfire in Tracy, California.  Note this update includes the reopening of I-580 in the area. 

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Max Rockatansky

Interesting they call it the "Post Fire."  That tends to make me think it is named after Gorman Post Road.  The question is why the fire being on the opposite side of I-5?

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Here is more on the Post fire


Here is more on the Lake Sonoma Fire.




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