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  • Longtimer

Bootleg Fire is now 364,000 acres. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 11.2"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

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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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

2022-23: 11.2"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

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

Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 11.2"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

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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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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Tacoma WA elevation 300’

Monthly rainfall-3.56”

Warm season rainfall-11.14”

Max temp-88

+80 highs-2

+85 highs-2

+90 highs-0

 

 

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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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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

2022-23: 11.2"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

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. 

Ashland, KY Weather

'21-'22 Winter

Snowfall - 16.1" (biggest storm 4.8" March 12th)
December: 0.1"
January: 9.9"
February: 1.3"
March: 4.8"
Snow days: 10
First freeze: Nov 3rd

Other 2022 Stats

Thunders: 53 (as of 12/3)
Tornado Watches/Warnings: 2 / 0 
Severe T'storm Watches/Warnings: 4 / 4
Frequent Lightning: 5 (5/20), (6/13), (7/6), (7/21), 8/1
Hailstorms: 1 (1/2" on 10/12)
Max Wind: 50mph (6/13), ~55 (7/6)

'22-'23 Winter

Snowfall - __.__
First freeze: Oct 9th
 

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https://imgur.com/SuGTijl

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  • Longtimer

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

2022-23: 11.2"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

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

2022-23: 11.2"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

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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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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Tacoma WA elevation 300’

Monthly rainfall-3.56”

Warm season rainfall-11.14”

Max temp-88

+80 highs-2

+85 highs-2

+90 highs-0

 

 

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There is actual ash falling in Klamath Falls. First time I've witnessed that in the last 10 years.

Red sun too. This smoke is from the Antelope Fire I'm reading on facebook.

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Ashland, KY Weather

'21-'22 Winter

Snowfall - 16.1" (biggest storm 4.8" March 12th)
December: 0.1"
January: 9.9"
February: 1.3"
March: 4.8"
Snow days: 10
First freeze: Nov 3rd

Other 2022 Stats

Thunders: 53 (as of 12/3)
Tornado Watches/Warnings: 2 / 0 
Severe T'storm Watches/Warnings: 4 / 4
Frequent Lightning: 5 (5/20), (6/13), (7/6), (7/21), 8/1
Hailstorms: 1 (1/2" on 10/12)
Max Wind: 50mph (6/13), ~55 (7/6)

'22-'23 Winter

Snowfall - __.__
First freeze: Oct 9th
 

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[Klamath Falls, OR 2010 to 2021]
https://imgur.com/SuGTijl

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Ashland, KY Weather

'21-'22 Winter

Snowfall - 16.1" (biggest storm 4.8" March 12th)
December: 0.1"
January: 9.9"
February: 1.3"
March: 4.8"
Snow days: 10
First freeze: Nov 3rd

Other 2022 Stats

Thunders: 53 (as of 12/3)
Tornado Watches/Warnings: 2 / 0 
Severe T'storm Watches/Warnings: 4 / 4
Frequent Lightning: 5 (5/20), (6/13), (7/6), (7/21), 8/1
Hailstorms: 1 (1/2" on 10/12)
Max Wind: 50mph (6/13), ~55 (7/6)

'22-'23 Winter

Snowfall - __.__
First freeze: Oct 9th
 

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[Klamath Falls, OR 2010 to 2021]
https://imgur.com/SuGTijl

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Greenville, CA burned down. 

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Ashland, KY Weather

'21-'22 Winter

Snowfall - 16.1" (biggest storm 4.8" March 12th)
December: 0.1"
January: 9.9"
February: 1.3"
March: 4.8"
Snow days: 10
First freeze: Nov 3rd

Other 2022 Stats

Thunders: 53 (as of 12/3)
Tornado Watches/Warnings: 2 / 0 
Severe T'storm Watches/Warnings: 4 / 4
Frequent Lightning: 5 (5/20), (6/13), (7/6), (7/21), 8/1
Hailstorms: 1 (1/2" on 10/12)
Max Wind: 50mph (6/13), ~55 (7/6)

'22-'23 Winter

Snowfall - __.__
First freeze: Oct 9th
 

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[Klamath Falls, OR 2010 to 2021]
https://imgur.com/SuGTijl

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 11.2"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

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, Omegaraptor said:

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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.

That is similar to the scope of the Santiam complex last September. The lions head went from warm springs to the beachie creek fire which stopped right by silver falls and mehema. 

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2022-23: 11.2"                      2022-23: 17.39"

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 91.46" 

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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The 135,000 acre white rock lake fire continued to be pushed by high winds yesterday. The city of Vernon is mostly under an evacuation alert now. Something like 40,000 people

 

Locally, We had an 80 acre fire flare up on the Mt Prevost yesterday. Only about 8 miles outside of Duncan.  They issued a local state of emergency as the winds were pushing the fire towards populated areas. Rain came just in time last night. 
 

“DUNCAN, BC – A State of Local Emergency has been issued due to the wildfire burning on the north slope of Mount Prevost located in Electoral Area ‘E’ and the Municipality of North Cowichan.
The wildfire has now grown to 32 hectares and will be monitored overnight with shifting weather conditions. Available fire response resources have been deployed to the site, and winds are expected to shift overnight which may exacerbate the fire.”

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