BC Forest Fires

Kreskin
#1
There sure is a lot smoke around BC. I know there is on Vancouver Island. It has been so dry around here it could be like this for quite some time.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/b-c-wildfi...165147989.html

 
B00Mer
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#2
Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin View Post

There sure is a lot smoke around BC.

uh huh ya and....

 
Kreskin
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

uh huh ya and....

Boomer, can you still drive with those glasses on?
 
#juan
#4
The air certainly smells smokey this morning and any car left outside car has a nice coating of ash on it. I don't know where the closest wildfire is........I should probably find out.
 
Twila
#5
It's pretty bad ALL over the lower mainland right now. you can smell and see the smoke.
 
#juan
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Wildfire forces evacuation of 12 homes near Nanaimo, B.C.
The fire is 20 hectares in size and is not contained
CBC News Posted: Jul 02, 2015 7:22 PM PT Last Updated: Jul 04, 2015 5:21 PM PT

A forest fire near Nanaimo, B.C. is threatening homes in the suburban neighbourhood of Cedar.
A forest fire near Nanaimo, B.C. is threatening homes in the suburban neighbourhood of Cedar. (@kcco_dasher/Twitter)

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A forest fire near Nanaimo, B.C. has forced roughly 12 homes to evacuate in the suburban neighbourhood of Cedar.

The fire is 20 hectares in size and moving in a southerly direction, according to officials. It started in a hay field, and spread to the grass and nearby trees.

Air tankers have been deployed to the area to fight the fire, which is releasing thick, grey smoke.

"Winds have died down, which is helping fire fighters in their efforts," the Town of Ladysmith said on its website. Four homes have been evacuated in Ladysmith and it has activated its emergency operations centre.
 
B00Mer
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila View Post

It's pretty bad ALL over the lower mainland right now. you can smell and see the smoke.

That's what happens when you live in a basin.. the very reason Vancouver is so wet.. those Pacific Mountains hold it all in, and right now it's smoke from the island.



...and to think all that is smoke.

Must really stink. yuk
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
+2 / -1
#8
My parents live in Saskatoon and they say if you go outside, when you come back in you smell like you are around a campfire. Its burning pretty bad in northern Saskatchewan too.
 
Cliffy
+1
#9
The Arrow Lakes are starting to haze in from the fires in the area. Wind changed direction over night. I said two months ago that BC was going to burn this summer. Looks like I was right.
 
Twila
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#10
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

My parents live in Saskatoon and they say if you go outside, when you come back in you smell like you are around a campfire. Its burning pretty bad in northern Saskatchewan too.

A friend of mine was visiting her family in La Ronge SK, they were evacuated. She was posting that 7000 people in that vicinity have been evacuated to southern Sask.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila View Post

A friend of mine was visiting her family in La Ronge SK, they were evacuated. She was posting that 7000 people in that vicinity have been evacuated to southern Sask.

My parents said the same. They had a friend who lived about 10K south of there and said the fires were advancing and they couldn't stop them. Coming from the north.

I really hope these don't turn out to be the typical fires set by an out of work person who gets money for fighting fires. So many have been over the past several years.
 
Corduroy
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#12
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

The Arrow Lakes are starting to haze in from the fires in the area. Wind changed direction over night. I said two months ago that BC was going to burn this summer. Looks like I was right.

BC burns every summer
 
petros
+2
#13
Smoke from Northern Sask forest fires has made it as far as Boston. Today is far better for clarity. The pic boomer posted of burrard bridge looks nowhere near like what we've seen over the past 10ish days.

This forest fires is the biggest in SK history. The military has been called in to help fight the fire.

6700 evacuees from the LaRonge LaLonge Ile-a-la-Crosse and at least 50 other locations are being hosted in southern SK and AB.

As a social worker in healthcare my wife is racking up huge OT hours and volunteering ontop of that yet. She has even roped me into helping going to buy $700 worth of kids and adult gonch and socks. If you ever have the urge to donate goods to the Red Cross or other disaster relief agencies go with socks and gonch if you want to touch lives.

1200 housed in Regina by the Red Cross were given tickets to yesterday's Saskatchewan Roughrider game against the Argos which for most of SK's remote residents was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

On game day Taylor Field becomes Saskatchewan's "5th largest city", a little less than Prince Albert which for most is the biggest city they've ever been to which is usually for healthcare and once year shopping trips.

A bit of sweetness in a very bitter situation.

#Juan, Ihope the six evacuees on the island are okay in their hotel with laundry to keep their gonch and socks fresh as to not stink up the restaurant when eating.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Corduroy View Post

BC burns every summer

Makes it easier for him to make predictions which are right.
 
petros
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#15
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post


I really hope these don't turn out to be the typical fires set by an out of work person who gets money for fighting fires. So many have been over the past several years.

Lightning. Spring came a month early this year and it has been super dry.
 
grainfedpraiboy
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Lightning. Spring came a month early this year and it has been super dry.

Spring did not come a month early or least that is what the 'climate change is a hoax to secure funding for unethical climatologists' crowd keeps assuring me of.

BTW, I asked you that very question repeatedly regarding weather and farming quite a few times recently and you wouldn't answer it before. Glad to see you acknowledge it now though.
 
petros
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by grainfedpraiboy View Post

Spring did not come a month early or least that is what the 'climate change is a hoax to secure funding for unethical climatologists' crowd keeps assuring me of.

BTW, I asked you that very question repeatedly regarding weather and farming quite a few times recently and you wouldn't answer it before. Glad to see you acknowledge it now though.

It's because of "the boy" this time it's el nino gordo. The fat kid.

What did you want to know?
 
grainfedpraiboy
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

It's because of "the boy" this time it's el nino gordo. The fat kid.

What did you want to know?

I want to know if you are willing to state that the climate in your zone regarding planting has not changed since the 1960s.
 
taxslave
+1
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

It's because of "the boy" this time it's el nino gordo. The fat kid.

What did you want to know?

WHy he is on the losing side of the great AGW scam and how to extricate himself without losing face.
 
lone wolf
#20
With all the deadfall littering the local bush (thanks to some idiotic environment rules) a blaze around here would be a hot one.
Last edited by lone wolf; Jul 6th, 2015 at 09:19 PM..
 
petros
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by grainfedpraiboy View Post

I want to know if you are willing to state that the climate in your zone regarding planting has not changed since the 1960s.

We still aren't growing lemons.

Season length? Soil moisture? Soil temperature? Precip? Which crops? Which cultivars?

Is it any less risky to bank on spring red today as it was 50 years ago?

What's your point?
 
grainfedpraiboy
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

WHy he is on the losing side of the great AGW scam and how to extricate himself without losing face.

I bet I make more money investing within the system than you do fighting it. From a purely financial and capitalistic perspective you're on the losing side.

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

What's your point?

Most farmers I know (myself included) think spring comes way earlier and fall is longer with less participation in the autumn then it was back in the 60s and 70s. You are definitely in the minority with your opinion.

This report is a tad outdated but a good read from the perspective of what we know now rather than reports that talk about future projections. You might find it of interest.

http://www.parc.ca/pdf/research_publ.../SD2008-01.pdf
 
petros
#23
Question: How can my opinion be in the minority when I haven't given one?
 
grainfedpraiboy
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Question: How can my opinion be in the minority when I haven't given one?

Sure ya have. It goes something like this:

'Climatologists and their eco liberal supporters are perpetuating the biggest hoax ever on humanity. If the climate were changing then it is because the climate has always changed but by golly it is not and there is no evidence of it either.'

Fairly accurate?
 
damngrumpy
#25
In kelowna the smoke has moved in too my wife is having a time of it she has COPD
The heat and smoke take a lot out of her these days.
I was out thinning apples and the smoke burns the eyes and hold humidity in man its
sticky. Waiting for a wind change for sure
 
petros
+1
#26
Nope. You have me all wrong. We can settle this fairly easily. I'll agree it is warming if you agree it is perfectly fine for it to be warming after 450 years of being the coldest period in 10Ka (10,000 years to the layman).

Do we have a deal?
 
talloola
#27
went from Courtenay to Campbell river today, hazy/smoky all over, but at times blue sky showing, and
much brighter, but not for long, its moving all the time, not just sitting up there.
 
JLM
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by Corduroy View Post

BC burns every summer

Probably the last time it was this bad was in 2003, but as I recall, it was near the middle of August when it all got started.
 
Cliffy
#29
A province on fire

Current estimates have 221,455 hectares burned in 865 wildfires, as an unrelenting heat wave grips British Columbia.
There are currently 184 active fires being fought across the province, with nine evacuation alerts and orders currently in effect, impacting more than 800 homes.
On Sunday, there were 27 fires started in B.C., with an extreme fire hazard rating in many areas, and hot, dry conditions continuing to present challenges to firefighting efforts.


A province on fire - BC News - Castanet.net
 
petros
#30
Big deal.
 

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