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Re: Diamond Creek Fire

Postby Glacier » Sep 7th, 2017, 2:16 pm

I count the Canadian portion as 10,212.87 hectares.
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Re: Diamond Creek Fire

Postby maryjane48 » Sep 7th, 2017, 2:28 pm

Glacier wrote:I count the Canadian portion as 10,212.87 hectares.

which is 20000 acres ?
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Re: Diamond Creek Fire

Postby JagXKR » Sep 7th, 2017, 7:27 pm

25000 acres
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Re: Diamond Creek Fire

Postby Frisk » Sep 8th, 2017, 4:05 pm

Looks like it's getting a soaking from a thunderstorm right now.

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Re: Diamond Creek Fire

Postby Drip_Torch » Sep 9th, 2017, 8:14 pm

Glacier wrote:I count the Canadian portion as 10,212.87 hectares.


Bob Barker rules... closest retail HA burned, without going over.

Sound the four descending horn tones.
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Re: Diamond Creek Fire

Postby JagXKR » Sep 9th, 2017, 8:21 pm

Now estimated to be 8031 ha and into Cathedral Park.

http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/ftp/!Pr ... 170909.pdf
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Re: Diamond Creek Fire

Postby JagXKR » Sep 12th, 2017, 11:48 am

Now at 9555 ha. It's sure going to get rid of a lot of beetle kill.
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Re: Diamond Creek Fire

Postby ferri » Sep 13th, 2017, 9:18 am

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DIAMOND CREEK FIRE LEVEL TWO EVACUATION ALERT:
The Diamond Creek Fire is advancing south in the Monument Creek drainage and south in Pat Creek. (CORRECTION it is in Pat Creek and NOT in Auburn Creek or Goat Creek.)
Due to the forecasted strong north winds and the location of the fire, the USFS along with Fire District 6 and Okanogan County Emergency Management have issued a LEVEL TWO (2) EVACUATION for the Lost River area to Mazama, East to Lancaster Road near Mile Post 188 on State Route 20, North to Diamond T Road off of Rendezvous Road, North to Cub Creek Road intersection with Forest Service Road 5215300, and West to Lost River.
This is the same area that was issued a Level One (1) Alert last week. No other areas are under advisories.
This is a LEVEL TWO (2) “BE READY” to evacuate notice.
You must be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. Persons should have an evacuation plan in place. Persons should be aware of their surroundings and take action if needed.
You should monitor local media outlets and Okanogan County Emergency Management’s FACEBOOK page for up-to-date information.
A Community meeting will held TODAY, September 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Mazama Community Club located at 512 Goat Creek Road, Mazama, for the Mazama and Lost River community members to be updated on the Diamond Creek Fire and the LEVEL TWO (2) EVACUATION.
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Re: Diamond Creek Fire

Postby ferri » Sep 15th, 2017, 7:29 am

I saw this on facebook and thought I'd better share. :)

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An American Aerosol in Paris

On September 5, 2017, residents of the Pacific Northwest awoke to ash falling from the sky like snow. But even as ash hit the ground, wildfires burning across the western United States and Canada lofted smoke high into the atmosphere. Some of it drifted all the way to Europe.

Snapshots of the smoke’s intercontinental journey are shown in the maps above. The data were collected from September 4–7 by the Ozone Mapping Profiler Suite (OMPS) on the Suomi NPP satellite. The maps show relative aerosol concentrations, with lower concentrations in yellow and higher concentrations in dark orange-brown.

Throughout the series, high concentrations of aerosols appear over their sources in the Pacific Northwest. But prevailing winds also swept up the high-altitude smoke aerosols and carried them east across the continent. On September 4, the smoke appears to have arrived over the U.S. Midwest, and by September 5 it reached Newfoundland. By September 6, the smoke cloud is obvious over the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

“You can see that the smoke cloud on September 6 is part of the long stream of smoke emanating from the Pacific Northwest,” said Colin Seftor, an atmospheric scientist working for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. “It almost looks like it was flung across the Atlantic.”

By September 7, the smoke had arrived over Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France. These aerosols are high in the atmosphere, so they are not a serious concern for near-ground air quality and human health. Still, it shows how events on one continent can have effects halfway around the world.

“It’s not that uncommon for smoke from fires in North America to reach Europe,” Seftor said. He has casually noticed, however, that the smoke clouds reaching Europe this year seem to be larger and thicker. He also points out that they seem to be more persistent; large fires in mid-August sent smoke to Europe that hung around for days.

Wildfires were burning long before these maps were compiled, and they continue to burn even now. Record heat in parts of the U.S. West has been cited as a possible cause for the widespread fire activity this year—which was somewhat unexpected, given the region’s wet winter and spring.

“There has been a lot of smoke over the whole northern hemisphere this year, and that is somewhat striking to me,” Seftor said. “It’s going to take awhile for everything to dissipate.”

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Re: Diamond Creek Fire

Postby JagXKR » Sep 16th, 2017, 10:54 am

Up to 10,466 ha now. And with this wind I expect significant growth.
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Re: Diamond Creek Fire

Postby Drip_Torch » Sep 16th, 2017, 11:11 am

^^^^ Just to be clear, I don't really like that post, but I certainly do agree with it. ^^^^
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Re: Diamond Creek Fire

Postby Glacier » Sep 16th, 2017, 12:43 pm

The air is a bit smokey today. It must be Diamond Creek.
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Re: Diamond Creek Fire

Postby Frisk » Sep 16th, 2017, 1:27 pm

This fire has lots of similarities to Colorado's unusual winter "Fern lake fire" in 2012. Particularly the high altitude steep terrain and heavy beetle kill. Could be a thing for a while longer if we don't get any significant rain.

https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/nature/fern_lake_fire.htm
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Re: Diamond Creek Fire

Postby Queen K » Sep 16th, 2017, 3:01 pm

I'm sitting on the beach at Gyro today, balefully peering out towards what would be Peachland if it weren't for the smoke.
It's still Peachland, it's just cloaked in smoke.
And it is September 16th, my favourite time of the year.
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Re: Diamond Creek Fire

Postby JagXKR » Sep 18th, 2017, 12:37 pm

So the following link says the fire is 12,245ha and is dated Sept 17

http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/ftp/!Pr ... 170917.pdf

The fire info page says 10,983ha and is dated Sept 18

http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScri ... asp?ID=673

Accuracy is not really that good for this fire. More than 1000ha difference. Which one to believe? Does not really matter, just pointing out that the BCWS is maybe not the best at giving accurate info. Either way this is one big fire.
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