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Unprecedented wildfire season, Smoke advisories
« on: July 09, 2015, 11:05:47 PM »
http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Dense Smoke Advisory

Dense Smoke Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
644 PM AKDT THU JUL 9 2015

AKZ221-101900-
/O.CON.PAFG.SM.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-150710T1900Z/
CENTRAL INTERIOR-
INCLUDING...NENANA...ANDERSON...TANANA...MINTO...
MANLEY HOT SPRINGS...RAMPART...LAKE MINCHUMINA...LIVENGOOD
644 PM AKDT THU JUL 9 2015

...DENSE SMOKE ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM AKDT
FRIDAY...

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES DEVELOPING IN THE
  LATE EVENING.

* TIMING...ALTHOUGH SOME OF THE SMOKE AND VISIBILITY HAS
  IMPROVED SLIGHTLY DURING THE AFTERNOON...IT IS EXPECTED THAT
  THE DENSE SMOKE WILL DEVELOP WITH VISIBILITIES LESS THAN A
  MILE OVERNIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. VISIBILITY
  WILL IMPROVE IN THE FRIDAY MID MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON AS
  THE SMOKE MIXES HIGHER IN THE ATMOSPHERE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DENSE SMOKE ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES ARE LIMITED TO ONE MILE
OR LESS IN WILDFIRE SMOKE. IF OUTDOORS...PROLONGED PHYSICAL
EXERTION SHOULD BE REDUCED OR STOPPED.

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Re: Unprecedented wildfire season, Smoke advisories
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2015, 11:21:12 PM »
https://robertscribbler.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/unprecedented-fire-season-has-burned-11-million-acres-so-far-for-alaska-and-canada/Unprecedented Fire Season Has Burned 11 Million Acres So Far For Alaska and Canada

The land of ice is being transformed into the land of fire.

Greenhouse gas emissions are forcing the air to rapidly warm (half a degree Celsius each decade in some places). Frozen lands are thawing, liberating billions of tons of soil carbon as an ignition source for wildfires. And methane bubbling up from lakes, bogs, and wet zones in the soil itself provides yet more tinder for a rapidly developing Arctic fire trap.

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https://robertscribbler.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/unprecedented-fire-season-has-burned-11-million-acres-so-far-for-alaska-and-canada/

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Re: Unprecedented wildfire season, Smoke advisories
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 01:02:01 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hTjrRRcTR8

Posted yesterday:

This narrator says current satellite images depict wildfire smoke covering roughly 50% of the U.S. at this time.  He says his family is from AZ, and that the smoke there is so bad that their eyes are burning, and his son wakes up during the night having trouble breathing.

A friend from Montana recently told me on the phone that they cannot leave their homes without a mask on now.


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Re: Unprecedented wildfire season, Smoke advisories
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 12:16:01 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iPak792UP8

Pretty creepy footage of a fire in the San Bernardino National Forest in California overtaking a wooden cross.