Summer 2017

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Re: Summer 2017

Postby panamint_patty » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:10 am

Health officials warn this is the worst year for ticks :unsure:
I think it's safe to say that this is the SUMMER OF THE TICK!
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Re: Summer 2017

Postby panamint_patty » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:04 am

Remembering the Granite Mountain Hotshots
These firefighters (nineteen of them in all) were killed fighting a fire in Arizona a few years ago. Summer seems to be the time when we see the largest and most dangerous wildfires. In fact, the Yarnell Hill Fire started as the result of a lightning strike on June 28, 2013.
INFO and TRAIL MAP: http://www.granitemountainhotshotsmemorial.org/
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Re: Summer 2017

Postby wildrose » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:56 am

Record-High Temperature Recorded in Iran
Apparently the airheads at United News International are too lazy to do a basic internet search. The official record is 134 degrees Fahrenheit and the record was set in Death Valley back in 1913.
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Re: Summer 2017

Postby wildrose » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:00 am

It was 129 degrees in Iran Thursday
The Weather Underground has no official standing to declare what is and what is not a record. The World Meteorological Organization has that authority. Any other organization can have an opinion, but their opinion is just that... an opinion.
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Re: Summer 2017

Postby CrustyOldFart » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:29 am

12-year-old rescues family from bear attack
Watch out for dem bars!
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Re: Summer 2017

Postby drdesert » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:07 am

Skiing On July 4th? It’s Possible On California’s Mammoth Mountain
Over seven feet of snow at Mammoth Mountain and it's July!
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Re: Summer 2017

Postby panamint_patty » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:25 pm

Schaeffer Fire
This fire accounts for the current smoke in the sky above Ridgecrest and Trona. It is located 17 miles north of Kernville. Sherman Pass road is currently closed.
The wildfire started June 24 as the result of a lightning strike and continued to grow while fire crews, including the U.S. Forest Service, took a “confine and contain” approach to combating the blaze. The strategy continues to be to allow the control the fire’s path as it burns available dry brush and wood.

LINK: http://www.ridgecrestca.com/news/20170706/schaeffer-fire-at-nearly-8500-acres-17-percent-contained
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Re: Summer 2017

Postby Sparky of SoCal » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:14 pm

panamint_patty wrote:Schaeffer Fire
This fire accounts for the current smoke in the sky above Ridgecrest and Trona. It is located 17 miles north of Kernville. Sherman Pass road is currently closed.
The wildfire started June 24 as the result of a lightning strike and continued to grow while fire crews, including the U.S. Forest Service, took a “confine and contain” approach to combating the blaze. The strategy continues to be to allow the control the fire’s path as it burns available dry brush and wood.

LINK: http://www.ridgecrestca.com/news/20170706/schaeffer-fire-at-nearly-8500-acres-17-percent-contained


Little more up to date info
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5285/
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Re: Summer 2017

Postby sandman » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:21 am

Firefighters battle wildfires across the West :cactus:
This is shaping up to be a hot, miserable summer. Hopefully we'll get a little bit of a break before too long.
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Re: Summer 2017

Postby sandman » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:27 am

TWENTY-FIVE DAYS CONSECUTIVELY OVER ONE HUNDRED
The last day under 100F was June 13 and so the last 17 days of June plus the first 8 days of July gets us to a total of 25 so far with only one day in the next two weeks expected to not reach 100F and the forecast for that day is 99F which means it might break 100F.
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