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Smokanagan - again

Re: Smokanagan - again

Postby mpadt » Aug 29th, 2017, 6:12 pm

Never mind...i found your map. So, this is all from Warshington? No winds though, so why is there ash falling here from it?
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Re: Smokanagan - again

Postby Drip_Torch » Aug 29th, 2017, 6:14 pm

mpadt wrote:Would you kindly repost the map? I xant seem to find it.


The only thing that ever freaks me out is when people suggest it isn't appropriate to ask questions.

Here:

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The smoke and ash is coming from the Diamond Creek fire in Washington State. Nothing to do with hwy 33, Big White, or even BC - at the moment.

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Re: Smokanagan - again

Postby Frisk » Aug 29th, 2017, 6:19 pm

You know that you're living in the okanagan when raining ash is the closest thing to actual rain in over 2 months.

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Re: Smokanagan - again

Postby Queen K » Aug 29th, 2017, 6:20 pm

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#205366

Castanet is "trying to find out" where the ash is coming from. Look at Drip_Torches map will ya please.
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Re: Smokanagan - again

Postby Drip_Torch » Aug 29th, 2017, 6:26 pm

Queen K wrote:https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-205366-1-.htm#205366

Castanet is "trying to find out" where the ash is coming from. Look at Drip_Torches map will ya please.


LoL... yesterday we have people complaining that there is no insight or information on the Firewatch forum, so I go out of my way today, to try and prep people for what's coming, and no-one can see it.

Oh well, After re-reading the diamond creek fire thread, I'm going to go ahead and say, I think I'm starting to get a handle on this stuff. May-be I should take an S-100 course and see how far I can go.

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Oh and PS: Radar suggests it should stop snowing soon.
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Re: Smokanagan - again

Postby Queen K » Aug 29th, 2017, 6:40 pm

You might be a good candidate for fire suppression training too, maybe let the govt know, k?
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Re: Smokanagan - again

Postby trapp » Aug 29th, 2017, 6:45 pm

For those inquiring about how the ash gets here with no wind. Some of these fires elevate smoke and ash to 10,000 feet plus. Just as many of you seen on the Philpot fire the other day. The ash is carried on prevailing air currents at high altitudes and slowly falls far away from the fires.

For example we just got home from Sheridan Lake on Hwy 24. A few weeks back the Elephant Fire (Cache creek) took a run. It was raining ash on us 60 km away.
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Re: Smokanagan - again

Postby tsayta » Aug 29th, 2017, 8:05 pm

trapp wrote:For those inquiring about how the ash gets here with no wind. Some of these fires elevate smoke and ash to 10,000 feet plus. Just as many of you seen on the Philpot fire the other day. The ash is carried on prevailing air currents at high altitudes and slowly falls far away from the fires.

For example we just got home from Sheridan Lake on Hwy 24. A few weeks back the Elephant Fire (Cache creek) took a run. It was raining ash on us 60 km away.

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Re: Smokanagan - again

Postby tsayta » Aug 29th, 2017, 8:06 pm

Gross?
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Re: Smokanagan - again

Postby Queen K » Aug 29th, 2017, 8:43 pm

You have to ask? :135:
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Re: Smokanagan - again

Postby Glacier » Aug 29th, 2017, 9:03 pm

tsayta wrote:
trapp wrote:For those inquiring about how the ash gets here with no wind. Some of these fires elevate smoke and ash to 10,000 feet plus. Just as many of you seen on the Philpot fire the other day. The ash is carried on prevailing air currents at high altitudes and slowly falls far away from the fires.

For example we just got home from Sheridan Lake on Hwy 24. A few weeks back the Elephant Fire (Cache creek) took a run. It was raining ash on us 60 km away.

I remember that.we were there too

Elephant Hill has jumped the northeast containment lines tonight. Here's a picture from today taken from Green Lake.

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Re: Smokanagan - again

Postby tsayta » Aug 29th, 2017, 9:06 pm

*bleep*
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Re: Smokanagan - again

Postby trapp » Aug 29th, 2017, 9:12 pm

Seen that picture posted also. Winds forecast for next couple of days. Mostly they seem to die down late evening and there is good overnight recovery. Hopefully that corner near Pressy Lake does not expand too much.
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Re: Smokanagan - again

Postby Woodenhead » Aug 29th, 2017, 10:48 pm

mpadt wrote:Would you kindly repost the map? I xant seem to find it.


Sorry, mpadt, I've been AFK since I last posted. (Away From Keyboard)

Here you go:

Link to bookmark: https://hwp-viz.gsd.esrl.noaa.gov/smoke/index.html#

Screenshots I made:

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Re: Smokanagan - again

Postby Queen K » Aug 31st, 2017, 5:32 am

There is actual blue sky out there today. :yahoo: Which means soaring hot temperatures :200: but at least we won't be breathing in ash/smoke. And for who knows how long.
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