High wind & Red Flag warnings

bogydave Posted By bogydave, Nov 30, 2012 at 1:25 AM

  1. bogydave

    bogydave
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    Dec 4, 2009
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    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.

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  2. nate379

    nate379
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    Power line fell around lunch and started a fire out here. They got it put out fairly quickly and power restored.
     
  3. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage
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    Dec 7, 2011
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    Shesh...those kinds of winds would make me crazy trying to keep the draft under control.
     
  4. nate379

    nate379
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    The winds don't really effect my stove. The wind is normal, the fires not so much!
     
  5. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage
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    Dec 7, 2011
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    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

    Dec 4, 2009
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    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. yooperdave

    yooperdave
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    Oct 26, 2010
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    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???
     
  8. bogydave

    bogydave
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    Dec 4, 2009
    8,426
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    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
     
  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
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    Feb 14, 2007
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    Does this make you wonder about those days before television? Do you ever wonder what those folks did with all that time after dark?
     
  10. Thistle

    Thistle
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    Dec 16, 2010
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    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;)"
     

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