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Re: Fire danger

Postby cooldude » Aug 13th, 2017, 7:38 am

All weather stations in the Okanagan from Penticton to Salmon Arm reporting between 1-4mm of precipitation as of 8am this morning.
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Re: Fire danger

Postby Glacier » Aug 13th, 2017, 12:51 pm

Big improvement!

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Re: Fire danger

Postby Queen K » Aug 14th, 2017, 1:43 pm

Could it be that a whole life can shift the day one starts telling the truth about what makes one happy?
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Re: Fire danger

Postby Glacier » Aug 14th, 2017, 5:07 pm

Queen K wrote:https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-204143-3-.htm#204143

Maybe this will calm things down?

Wow! Yes, that would... though there are no fires in that area. Elephant Hill hasn't grown at all in 48 hours, probably because of moisture. Meanwhile, out west where I am, we had like 10 minutes total of rain, and that's more than some people got. I need only look out the window in front of me to see that the fires are still burning like crazy...

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Re: Fire danger

Postby Queen K » Aug 19th, 2017, 4:06 pm

The fire danger has even opened up job opportunities! Look at this one:

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Re: Fire danger

Postby Glacier » Aug 19th, 2017, 5:20 pm

My brother has only had 2 days off since July 7th.
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Re: Fire danger

Postby tsayta » Aug 20th, 2017, 9:38 am

Just watched an interview of a rancher at loon lake on TV. She has a 700 acre Ranch that she says the forest has been destroyed due to a controlled burn gone wrong. She says all the grass is gone forever and nothing for the cattle to eat. Says its too dangerous for cattle go around because a tree might fall on them. Wants compensation. I get it that this year's grass is gone, but won't it just grow back next year even fuller? In some ways would a fire not improve the 'ranch-ability'?
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Re: Fire danger

Postby Glacier » Aug 20th, 2017, 1:12 pm

The grass is NOT gone forever! It will be back by the end of the week. For example, I drove through the 215,000 hectare Hanceville Riske Creek Fire last week, and there was already green grass several inches high growing where the fire was burning 10 days earlier (thanks to a single rain event).
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Re: Fire danger

Postby Queen K » Aug 20th, 2017, 3:09 pm

I think she smells "money" for her ranch. I figure with certain trees gone, there will be more grasses and fodder for cattle. Since when did living out there every guarantee her a life free of danger? I'd think she was lucky all this time not to have a fire due to fire suppression. The back burn was botched? Does anyone from the court wish to come out and do a back burn during extreme temperatures?
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Re: Fire danger

Postby tsayta » Aug 20th, 2017, 3:16 pm

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Re: Fire danger

Postby Bsuds » Aug 20th, 2017, 4:43 pm

I think she has sniffed too much Cow Do-Do.
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Re: Fire danger

Postby Glacier » Aug 20th, 2017, 10:23 pm

Lots of rain in the cariboo today. Enough to knock danger rating down moderate.
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Re: Fire danger

Postby maryjane48 » Aug 23rd, 2017, 1:40 pm

http://globalnews.ca/news/3691641/b-c-f ... wildfires/ looks like they got fined like anyone else would have
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