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Bootleg Fire is now over 343,000 acres. 

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2021-22: T"                         2021-22: 8.44" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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Most likely will be last update for the Red Apple Fire from me as it seems like it’s now well under controlled.

As of 07/19:

- about 13,000 acres

- 83% contained

- all evacuation notifications have been removed.

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Bootleg Fire is now 364,000 acres. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2021-22: T"                         2021-22: 8.44" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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Flat Lake fire in BC has grown to near 50,000 acres but has only moved slightly to the east. Still about 1.75 miles from hwy 97.   BC fires were pretty active with the low humidity yesterday and gusty afternoon winds 

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There were a lot of dry lightning strikes along Hwy 395 between Burns and John Day last night. They had a massive fire burn through much of the Strawberry Range in 2015 I believe. Wouldn't be surprised to see some smoke from that over the next couple of days. 

Snowfall                                  Precip

2021-22: T"                         2021-22: 8.44" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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Great article on the 2015 Canyon Creek Complex Fire south of John Day. It was about 110,000 acres. 

https://www.oregonlive.com/wildfires/page/canyon_creek_fire.html

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2021-22: T"                         2021-22: 8.44" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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Bootleg fire is 394k acres and 32% contained as of this morning. 

Monthly rainfall-0.57”

Cold season rainfall-15.72”

Sub 40 highs-0

Sub 32 highs-0

Sub 32 lows-0

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Coldest High-42

Coldest Low-34

 

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2 hours ago, TacomaWaWx said:

Bootleg fire is 394k acres and 32% contained as of this morning. 

820,000 acres burned in BC so far.  Dozens of fires that are forcing evacuation alerts and orders.  
 

Fire crews have been forced to pull off of many fires in the afternoon and evenings the past 2 days as it has been to dangerous to continue suppression efforts.  25-35 mph wind gusts are forecast for this afternoon on many of these fires. 
 

The flat lake fire moved a couple miles towards our cabin last night.  Sounds like it is burning near hwy97 and Green Lake road. There are more than 1000 residential properties threatened east of hwy 97 if the fire crossed in that area. 

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7 minutes ago, ShawniganLake said:

820,000 acres burned in BC so far.  Dozens of fires that are forcing evacuation alerts and orders.  
 

Fire crews have been forced to pull off of many fires in the afternoon and evenings the past 2 days as it has been to dangerous to continue suppression efforts.  25-35 mph wind gusts are forecast for this afternoon on many of these fires. 
 

The flat lake fire moved a couple miles towards our cabin last night.  Sounds like it is burning near hwy97 and Green Lake road. There are more than 1000 residential properties threatened east of hwy 97 if the fire crossed in that area. 

Hope your family cabin is still there by the end of the summer. About a month to at most 6 weeks left of fire season up there. 

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Monthly rainfall-0.57”

Cold season rainfall-15.72”

Sub 40 highs-0

Sub 32 highs-0

Sub 32 lows-0

Snowfall-0.0”

Coldest High-42

Coldest Low-34

 

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6 hours ago, ShawniganLake said:

The fire that destroyed Lytton 3 weeks ago continues to burn out of control.  At around 60,000 ac the Lytton creek fire has forced the evacuation of the Town of Spences Bridge, about 20 Miles NE of Lytton

That is a fairly barren area... not much to burn.

 

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1 hour ago, TT-SEA said:

That is a fairly barren area... not much to burn.

 

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The Thompson River canyon does open up into pretty extensive grass and sagebrush lands at Spences Bridge.  The mountain sides are treed above the town, especially on the south side.   And that canyon experiences strong winds almost every afternoon.  
 

The 475,000 acre Elephant hill fire (2017) started in the grass and sagebrush not too far north of Spences bridge. 

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Any thoughts that the upcoming pattern could actually help firefighters?  Hotter and drier yes, but much less wind, especially in the afternoons.  In fact slight offshore flow would push most fires back on themselves.

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Medford NWS has confirmed the pyrocumulus column spawned a significant tornado last weekend on the Bootleg Fire. 

No description available.

 

Asphalt scouring also occurred. 

No description available.

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2021-22: T"                         2021-22: 8.44" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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9 hours ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Medford NWS has confirmed the pyrocumulus column spawned a significant tornado last weekend on the Bootleg Fire. 

No description available.

 

Asphalt scouring also occurred. 

No description available.

Can wildfires create supercells?? I had the impression tornadoes of this magnitude were only possible under normal circumstances. 

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The Bootleg Fire has burned at least 161 homes. An astonishing number, though several of the fires last Labor Day burned more. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2021-22: T"                         2021-22: 8.44" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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1,165,000 acres burned in BC to date. The heavy smoke is actually smothering the fires to some degree. If it lifts and the fires are able to vent today or tomorrow they will see aggressive fire behaviour and growth. Rain is about the only way to slow these down at this point. 

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The lightning the past few days has started a ton of fires across Oregon. 

Read an article over the weekend saying models predict fewer major fires in the Sierra Nevada after 2030, essentially because there will have been so many large fires by then that there won't be the fuel available to create these mega fires. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2021-22: T"                         2021-22: 8.44" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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7 hours ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

The lightning the past few days has started a ton of fires across Oregon. 

Read an article over the weekend saying models predict fewer major fires in the Sierra Nevada after 2030, essentially because there will have been so many large fires by then that there won't be the fuel available to create these mega fires. 

I wonder what kind of trees are going to start forming a new canopy in 2040-50. There has to be a conifer line that is just pulling north as the dry season grows.

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31 minutes ago, Omegaraptor said:

Dixie Fire is enormous. Goes from Paradise to Lake Almanor, so burning on both the westside and eastside.

It’s getting pretty serious down there and no rainfall in sight. 

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Monthly rainfall-0.57”

Cold season rainfall-15.72”

Sub 40 highs-0

Sub 32 highs-0

Sub 32 lows-0

Snowfall-0.0”

Coldest High-42

Coldest Low-34

 

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3 minutes ago, Timmy_Supercell said:

Greenville, CA burned down. 

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Truly incredible and disturbing. If this continues for the next few summers, the western states landscapes will be forever changed. 😞 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2021-22: T"                         2021-22: 8.44" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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Susanville, CA right now.

This fire extends almost all the way from Paradise to Susanville. Imagine a fire starting in Portland’s easternmost suburbs and going all the way over the Cascades to Dufur. That is the scale of this fire. It is enormous.

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