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    We deployed a type 6 and an ARFF today. Earliest I can remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapt View Post
    We deployed a type 6 and an ARFF today. Earliest I can remember.
    I’m thinking come fall there may be some deployments that’ll be the latest you can remember. Stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
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    It's really fucking bad here in NM.....Last two days here in Albucrackee could not see the Sandias because of the haze......Looked like Mars. Buckle up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seano732 View Post
    It's really fucking bad here in NM.....Last two days here in Albucrackee could not see the Sandias because of the haze......Looked like Mars. Buckle up.
    Good news! Mars has clouds. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasas-...clouds-on-mars

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    A really good article on issues facing federal wildfire crews.
    https://grist.org/climate/federal-wi...nia-wildfires/

    Contact your congressional reps and senators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    A really good article on issues facing federal wildfire crews.
    https://grist.org/climate/federal-wi...nia-wildfires/

    Contact your congressional reps and senators.
    Thank you for that MS.......I might have some extra time in the near future to make that trip to SF.....(spoiler alert, 21 days.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by seano732 View Post
    Thank you for that MS.......I might have some extra time in the near future to make that trip to SF.....(spoiler alert, 21 days.)
    Congrats!

    We can always meet in Madrid or something like that. Nice riding weather now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Congrats!

    We can always meet in Madrid or something like that. Nice riding weather now.
    WORD. I'll DM you.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by snapt View Post
    We deployed a type 6 and an ARFF today. Earliest I can remember.
    Out of curiosity, what's the plan for covering KDIJ if the ARFF is out on a resource order?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevo View Post
    Also-
    Bleak everywhere, shit.

    But it also makes me want to go ski Rainier and the Olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon3 View Post
    Bleak everywhere, shit.

    But it also makes me want to go ski Rainier and the Olympics.
    It is ALWAYS a good idea to ski the Cascades and/or Olympics in May and June. Spectacular doesn't do it justice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevo View Post
    Out of curiosity, what's the plan for covering KDIJ if the ARFF is out on a resource order?
    We have 2 ARFFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapt View Post
    We have 2 ARFFS.
    Good to know, thanks.

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    I'm not sure I agree. From ground level photos/video ( https://twitter.com/US_Stormwatch/st...46687931572224 ) it looked like it sheared off and dispersed at a fairly low level above the ground. Didn't look like it was plume dominated. Not to say that it's not impressive, just that it's not as impressive as Stormwatch made it out to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Star View Post
    I'm not sure I agree. From ground level photos/video ( https://twitter.com/US_Stormwatch/st...46687931572224 ) it looked like it sheared off and dispersed at a fairly low level above the ground. Didn't look like it was plume dominated. Not to say that it's not impressive, just that it's not as impressive as Stormwatch made it out to be.
    I thought about that and decided that Stormwatch doesn’t know what ‘plume’ means to the wildfire world. You probably know this well, Lone Star, but plume dominated fire behavior is rare and super-scary because of the downburst.

    That’s an impressive column (and upper level winds) in the clips, but I agree, it’s not plume dominated - most people, including meteorologists, don’t know what that means.

    http://stream1.cmatc.cn/pub/comet/Fi...page_7.2.0.htm

    https://www.wildfirelessons.net/High...&forceDialog=0

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    ^^^Wind-aided column from Milli fire, Sisters OR Aug 2016
    That's from about 7 miles away
    That peak you see in the middle background is 10k'
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    smoke is in front of and below horizon line of peak so base of it is below that elevation. not plume dominated at time of pic.

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    couple images from today



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    Article about wildfire related podcast, “Fireline.” https://www.hcn.org/issues/53.7/nort...2P-PqsxuCHAg3A

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    new one just starting to grow, straight east of Townsend, MT on Deep creek. Robertson draw fire near Red Lodge also kickin up some cumulus.

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    Photos from my folks' place last night did not make the situation look good south east of town

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