Fire danger

Re: Fire danger

Postby cooldude » Aug 13th, 2017, 8:38 am

All weather stations in the Okanagan from Penticton to Salmon Arm reporting between 1-4mm of precipitation as of 8am this morning.
User avatar
cooldude
Fledgling
 
Posts: 209
Likes: 3 posts
Liked in: 6 posts
Joined: Nov 9th, 2009, 9:37 am

Re: Fire danger

Postby Glacier » Aug 13th, 2017, 1:51 pm

Big improvement!

20708175_10155351923581628_6737127246137270293_n.jpg


dr.png
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die”
User avatar
Glacier
Admiral HMS Castanet
 
Posts: 29627
Likes: 4726 posts
Liked in: 12282 posts
Joined: Jul 6th, 2008, 10:41 pm

Re: Fire danger

Postby Queen K » Aug 14th, 2017, 2:43 pm

Using cash is one of your few forms of privacy: use it or lose it. 1984 isn't the only Orwell novel that needs to to made fiction again.
User avatar
Queen K
Queen of the Castle
 
Posts: 56680
Likes: 14202 posts
Liked in: 15256 posts
Joined: Jan 31st, 2007, 12:39 pm
Location: Beside the Right Wingers, to light the way.

Re: Fire danger

Postby Glacier » Aug 14th, 2017, 6:07 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...

cwf.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die”

2 people like this post.
User avatar
Glacier
Admiral HMS Castanet
 
Posts: 29627
Likes: 4726 posts
Liked in: 12282 posts
Joined: Jul 6th, 2008, 10:41 pm

Re: Fire danger

Postby Queen K » Aug 19th, 2017, 5:06 pm

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

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#204570
Using cash is one of your few forms of privacy: use it or lose it. 1984 isn't the only Orwell novel that needs to to made fiction again.
User avatar
Queen K
Queen of the Castle
 
Posts: 56680
Likes: 14202 posts
Liked in: 15256 posts
Joined: Jan 31st, 2007, 12:39 pm
Location: Beside the Right Wingers, to light the way.

Re: Fire danger

Postby Glacier » Aug 19th, 2017, 6:20 pm

My brother has only had 2 days off since July 7th.
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die”
User avatar
Glacier
Admiral HMS Castanet
 
Posts: 29627
Likes: 4726 posts
Liked in: 12282 posts
Joined: Jul 6th, 2008, 10:41 pm

Re: Fire danger

Postby tsayta » Aug 20th, 2017, 10:38 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'?
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
WW
User avatar
tsayta
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 3242
Likes: 1364 posts
Liked in: 1783 posts
Joined: Feb 1st, 2006, 9:25 pm
Location: Kelowna

Re: Fire danger

Postby Glacier » Aug 20th, 2017, 2:12 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).
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die”

3 people like this post.
User avatar
Glacier
Admiral HMS Castanet
 
Posts: 29627
Likes: 4726 posts
Liked in: 12282 posts
Joined: Jul 6th, 2008, 10:41 pm

Re: Fire danger

Postby Queen K » Aug 20th, 2017, 4:09 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?
Using cash is one of your few forms of privacy: use it or lose it. 1984 isn't the only Orwell novel that needs to to made fiction again.

Bsuds likes this post.
User avatar
Queen K
Queen of the Castle
 
Posts: 56680
Likes: 14202 posts
Liked in: 15256 posts
Joined: Jan 31st, 2007, 12:39 pm
Location: Beside the Right Wingers, to light the way.

Re: Fire danger

Postby tsayta » Aug 20th, 2017, 4:16 pm

+1
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
WW
User avatar
tsayta
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 3242
Likes: 1364 posts
Liked in: 1783 posts
Joined: Feb 1st, 2006, 9:25 pm
Location: Kelowna

Re: Fire danger

Postby Bsuds » Aug 20th, 2017, 5:43 pm

I think she has sniffed too much Cow Do-Do.
I don't know how many cookies it takes to be happy, but so far it's not 2 dozen!

tsayta likes this post.
User avatar
Bsuds
The Wagon Master
 
Posts: 44548
Likes: 10351 posts
Liked in: 12820 posts
Joined: Apr 21st, 2005, 10:46 am

Re: Fire danger

Postby Glacier » Aug 20th, 2017, 11:23 pm

Lots of rain in the cariboo today. Enough to knock danger rating down moderate.
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die”

Queen K likes this post.
User avatar
Glacier
Admiral HMS Castanet
 
Posts: 29627
Likes: 4726 posts
Liked in: 12282 posts
Joined: Jul 6th, 2008, 10:41 pm

Re: Fire danger

Postby maryjane48 » Aug 23rd, 2017, 2:40 pm

http://globalnews.ca/news/3691641/b-c-f ... wildfires/ looks like they got fined like anyone else would have
User avatar
maryjane48
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 17124
Likes: 10586 posts
Liked in: 2667 posts
Joined: May 28th, 2010, 7:58 pm

Previous

Return to Fire Watch 2017

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 0 guests