1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

High wind & Red Flag warnings

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by bogydave, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    8,426
    Loc:
    So Cent ALASKA
    Mat Valley:
    75MPH winds,:eek:
    Red flag : Fire warnings with low humidity.
    Had one fire near Palmer this afternoon .

    Weird winter. No snow. Clear, cold & dry & now high winds.

    highwnd.jpg

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Power line fell around lunch and started a fire out here. They got it put out fairly quickly and power restored.
  3. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,699
    Loc:
    WNY
    Shesh...those kinds of winds would make me crazy trying to keep the draft under control.
  4. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    The winds don't really effect my stove. The wind is normal, the fires not so much!
  5. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,699
    Loc:
    WNY
    20-30 is somewhat normal here in winter, but above that or the right direction and the draft gets REALLY good. Our flue is just a straight shot from the stove through the attic and out near the peak with only maybe 4' outside. I wonder if cat stoves behave differently in wind than tube stoves.

    Yeah, seeing a fire hazard warning in late November for Alaska was a eye brow raiser. Kinda figure'd there's be snow enough by now to make that not so much of a problem. Do you typically have snow cover by now/

    I swear I remember a lot more snow by now years ago. Seems more often now to have rain for Christmas than snow.
  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    8,426
    Loc:
    So Cent ALASKA
    We had a little snow so far an inch or 2 by the weather data., It evaporated or blew away.
    25°, 35 MPH winds, gusts up to 57 MPH, clear, dusty.
    Wind even blew a few spruce splits off the stack in the wood shed.
    Today's picture,10AM , Sun be up over the Mts soon ;)
    Nov30,12wood.JPG
  7. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Recorded 68mph gusts so far.
  8. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,128
    Loc:
    Michigan's U.P.
    Hey there Bogy! I remember you telling about how windy it gets a couple years ago. Batten down the hatches! By the way, looks like you woodshed needs a moose alongside it...again! Is your sunrise relly that late???
  9. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    8,426
    Loc:
    So Cent ALASKA
    Sure glad not using tarps anymore.
    We go below 6 hours of sun in a few days <>
    Sun peeks over the Mts around 1040 AM. Official sun rise 9:47 but the shadow of the mountains with the low sun angle ( 7° ) now make it a little later here.
    Not much heat value in the sun now. In 3 weeks we start back to gaining daylight :)
    http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=18&month=12&year=2012&obj=sun&afl=-11&day=1
  10. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,816
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Does this make you wonder about those days before television? Do you ever wonder what those folks did with all that time after dark?
  11. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,206
    Loc:
    Central IA

    Large families werent just in rural or agricultural regions obviously.Johnny Carson said after the Great NYC Blackout in 1965 "In 9 months lots of newborn boys will be named Otis;)"

Share This Page