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Postby Bounce530 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:22 am

Figured I start a thread for discussion of the fires currently burning in NorCal and northern Nevada. I'm sure hwy70 through the Feather River Canyon will still be affected in two weeks, I don't think there are alot of people that take that route other then me, but the smoke is hanging all around northern California, and even making it's way to the playa.
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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby Jackass » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:09 am

The news says they don't expect to have containment til August 31st. It'll still be smokey in the desert during that week, perhaps.
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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby BBadger » Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:07 am

I just hope it isn't like this... will, unless that's actually dust.

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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby lucky420 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:29 am

news reports that there are currently 15 wildfires across Nevada. Unless they put one out last night.
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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby Rice » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:54 am

Last night the sun set was orange due to the smoke. Sure going to be a interesting environment year...
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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:16 am

Wildfires scare me. I have to believe that there are others that go up the Feather River Canyon, though...
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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby Lonesomebri » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:53 am

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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby BBadger » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:11 am

We saw a lightning strike cause a fire when we were driving to BM last year (this was on the way in eastern Nevada). That photo above is actually from central Utah.
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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby AntiM » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:14 pm

The Salt Lake Valley was horrible hazy today, easy to see it up on the bench where Hill AFB sits.
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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby Token » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:13 pm

It's all a rerun of 2001 when the Sierra was ablaze. Makes for some grand sunrise/sunsets.
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Postby Just_Joe » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:04 pm

Token wrote:It's all a rerun of 2001 when the Sierra was ablaze. Makes for some grand sunrise/sunsets.

You betcha.
This photo was taken Friday night, about 3 miles north of BRC. Smoke/Haze came in and out with the wind. At mid playa, the mountains were sometimes hidden. Today was clear as a bell...
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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby Jackass » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:41 pm

Lots of fires in the surrounding wilderness

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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby lucky420 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:21 pm

commuting back home from reno to fallon this afternoon, things were looking pretty hazy/smokey towards the gerlach


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Postby pink » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:40 pm

There aren't any fires really close to Sacramento, but I was smelling smoke last night, probably from Clear Lake. Another fire is moving towards Susanville.
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Postby Thecatman » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:06 pm

I was working on the Mt Rose highway (SR431) on Tuesday and Wedensday of this week and I couldn't see lake Tahoe from just below the summit on the west side.
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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby teardropper » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:46 am

Went from So Oregon to BRD through NoCal & No Nev, lots of smoke, like Weatherman's shot. I had to go over to Lovelock on 80, looked the same. Over the weekend the weather near BRC was excellent, no wind, no rain, orange Sun but just heard about 60 mph at BRC blowing off roofs. BM is gonna be a crap shoot.
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Postby AntiM » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:37 am

The Salt Lake valley is full of smoke and not from local fires... coming in from neighboring states then settling in as a hazy layer. I've never seen that happen before.
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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby Sail Man » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:50 am

I smoked a joint last night. Is this the right thread for that topic? Image




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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:22 am

It would be totally cool if it was, huh?
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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby teardropper » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:29 am

Sail Man wrote:I smoked a joint last night. Is this the right thread for that topic? Image




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Yeah, yeah, yeah totally cool. What I can't figure out is how you got the emoticons to get high?
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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby Lonesomebri » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:44 pm

teardropper wrote:
Sail Man wrote:I smoked a joint last night. Is this the right thread for that topic? Image
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Yeah, yeah, yeah totally cool. What I can't figure out is how you got the emoticons to get high?


Questions as to the spread of flame is explained using Heat transfer, a discipline of thermal engineering that concerns the generation, use, conversion, and exchange of thermal energy and heat between physical systems. Heat transfer is classified into various mechanisms, such as conduction, convection, radiation, and peer pressure. I figure it's the last one that hooked the emoticons.
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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby Foxfur » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:38 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:
teardropper wrote:
Sail Man wrote:I smoked a joint last night. Is this the right thread for that topic? Image
:mrgreen:

Yeah, yeah, yeah totally cool. What I can't figure out is how you got the emoticons to get high?


Questions as to the spread of flame is explained using Heat transfer, a discipline of thermal engineering that concerns the generation, use, conversion, and exchange of thermal energy and heat between physical systems. Heat transfer is classified into various mechanisms, such as conduction, convection, radiation, and peer pressure. I figure it's the last one that hooked the emoticons.

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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby Foxfur » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:41 pm

weather man wrote:
Token wrote:It's all a rerun of 2001 when the Sierra was ablaze. Makes for some grand sunrise/sunsets.

You betcha.
This photo was taken Friday night, about 3 miles north of BRC. Smoke/Haze came in and out with the wind WINO. At mid playa, the mountains were sometimes hidden. Today was clear as a bell...

We have eliminated the use of "wind" and are substituting the word "wino" in its stead.
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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby Lonesomebri » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:35 am

Foxfur wrote:Mmmm, science!
Man, if you keep talking like this I will so hump your leg at the MnG.
It'd be awesome if you could whisper significant constants or clever algorithms in my ear at the same time...
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Re: wild fires/smoke

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:56 am

Foxfur wrote:We have eliminated the use of "wino" and are substituting the word "wino" in its stead.
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