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Fire and Brimstone
Not really! Just fire and smoke. Here is a brief whine (whinge, if you're British) about how summer is going where I live.
The worst summer of smoke in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

The photo below (see source) shows what July and August have looked like. Some days lighter than this photo, but many, especially in August, have been as below. The low hills beyond the trees are invisible.

Photo: Herald & News today

Temperatures have been in the 90s (32-37C), adding to the feeling of suffocation. Good weather news, though, we are due to have temps in the 70s (23-26C) beginning this Friday.

A screengrab from the Inciweb map showing currently active fires encircling the Klamath Basin. K.Falls is approximately below the blue arrow. The straight horizontal line is the border between Oregon and California. To the right of the vertical line is Nevada.

The fire icon to the right of Redding, California, is the largest wildfire in that state's history. Wind is commonly southwesterly or westerly in the above area, delivering the smoke from many fires above to the broad natural basin where I live. Go to the interactive map to see all active continental US fires:
inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5968/

Does anyone know of an incident map that shows all active North Amerian fires? I've found one that shows Canadian and Mexican fires ("hot spots," technically) until you zoom out enough to see all of them: Arcgis.com tinyurl.com/y9fvbfvf Another one I looked at in the search that was titled North American Forest Fire Incident System showed a single fire - in Montana! fires.globalincidentmap.com/home.php



10 comments

Stormlizard said:

Here in Denmark we have had summers with many crop and forest fires, the same appliesfor Europe (also this year especially Portugal) I have seen theresults of one majormountai forest fire in the 'Maritime Alps' southern France in 1978.
2 months ago

Pat Del said:

No fire in North of France, but summer 2018 was generous, warm and dry.
2 months ago

The Chairman 8 said:

It's been very hot in England - there's been a few fires here and there, some of them deliberately set! :-( In fact, despite the apparently duller weather it still is warm!
2 months ago

Diane Putnam replied to The Chairman 8:

Every year there are several arson fires here, too. One in California grew into the largest fire ever in that state. Hard to fathom.
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Peggy C said:

Thanks for the links, Diane.
Very interesting, but of course it 'just happens' .. as there is NCC [ aka No Climate Change ]...
sigh......
Don't you want to sometimes smack those jerks !
2 months ago

Diane Putnam replied to Peggy C:

Everyday, my dear.
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Ronald Losure said:

Here is a map of all USA fires. A few Canadian fires were included because they fit in the rectangle of the map. fsapps.nwcg.gov/afm/index.php
2 months ago

Diane Putnam replied to Ronald Losure:

Thanks for that. It's frustrating - not as if the effects stop at the borders!
7 weeks ago

Peggy C said:

Oh, how I would love to send these places our rain!
8 weeks ago

Pam J said:

A friend of mine in Seattle posted a photo today taken this morning.

Bad as yours is Diane... her pic makes yours look like a clear blue sky day.

Its really frightening. Thick as deep fog and yellow/grey.. and they have been living with a variation of this for some time.
8 weeks ago