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The West's Infernos Are Melting Our Sense of How Fire Works

https://www.wired.com/story/west-coast-california-wildfire-infernos/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

(This is from last Sept. but I didn't find a post about it. Thought it worth sharing.)

On the windy, hot day of July 26, 2018, as record 113-­degree temperatures baked Redding, California, in the northern Sacramento Valley, Eric Knapp toiled in an air-conditioned government office. After work, he planned to meet his wife and 3-year-old daughter, and some family friends, for dinner. Slender and fair-skinned with a gentle smile, Knapp is a research ecologist for the US Forest Service. He was well aware that, three days earlier, in coastal mountains west of town, a wildfire had started when a trailer got a flat tire and the metal wheel rim scraped the asphalt, sending sparks into dry brush.

Like the vast majority of wildfires, this one, called the Carr Fire, burned initially as a wide but shallow band of flames advancing slowly, like a battalion of infantrymen marching shoulder to shoulder, and left behind charred grass and lightly scorched trees. The Carr Fire was also typical in that it moved according to the dictates of wind, ground slope, and flammable fuels—southeast around a lake, then up a hill, in part because heat rises. Early on that particular morning, the fire had crested a rise above Redding and, with a northwesterly breeze at its back, crawled downhill toward town.

Knapp was finishing up for the day when his friend Talitha Derksen, a wildlife biologist with a daughter close in age to Knapp’s own, sent a text saying that her neighborhood might have to be evacuated. One of the agencies tasked with that judgment call, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection—aka CalFire—is one of the world’s largest and most effective wildland firefighting organizations. CalFire bases evacuation recommendations on predictions of where, and how quickly, a flame front will move next. That day, the fire appeared likely to reach the floor of the Sacramento Valley at a subdivision called Land Park, about a mile northwest of Derksen’s house.

Knapp and the others changed plans: They’d meet at Derksen’s, order pizza, and help her get ready to leave in case it came to that. Knapp stopped at his house to grab fireproof Nomex clothing. As he headed to Derksen’s, he considered dropping by the office again to pick up his hard hat and emergency fire shelter—a sort of fire-resistant pup tent—but decided he was unlikely to need them.

Snip... That is the first 4 paragraphs, See link above for the rest.

Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Mon Mar 1, 2021, 02:53 AM (2 replies)

COVID-19 song using a Kinks tune



Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:00 PM (1 replies)

Sonoma County fire info.

The Meyers fire is near enough I could see flames night before last, but air attack was on it all afternoon yesterday, no pillars of smoke today. The big event is the fire moving toward Guerneville.

In the 40 years I've lived here I haven't seen rain in Aug. We got 2 days of thunderstorms and lightning.

Anyhow, send us some vibes is you have the energy. Here is a map and a page to listen to radio traffic.

Fire maps: https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/map/#d:2020-08-19..2020-08-20;l:Aqua_Orbit_Dsc,countries;@-123.2,38.5,14z

Radio traffic, Sonoma County: https://www.broadcastify.com/webPlayer/14279
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Thu Aug 20, 2020, 06:22 PM (8 replies)

Free Permaculture Class


https://online.earthactivisttraining.org/?mc_cid=e2f8b7bed4&mc_eid=73b4bbad17

Cross posting this around. I didn't find the Gardening Group I thought was around.
Take care and Be Well,
ADW
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:16 PM (1 replies)

Heads up, Free Permaculture Class


https://online.earthactivisttraining.org/?mc_cid=e2f8b7bed4&mc_eid=73b4bbad17

Enjoy,
ADW
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:11 PM (0 replies)

Corona Virus adaps Broadway Musicals



I think he does a nice job, if it's been posted I haven't seen it here.
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:06 AM (4 replies)

Visionary Activism

I just finished listening to Carolyn Cayce on kpfa.org her show is The Visionary Activist. Her guest was Susan Shannon of Chapel of the Heart. Today is Persian New Year. On her show they were asking "How do we gather as equals and peers and conjure the desirable"?
Is this Nature getting our attention to show us we are all one in the sum dance of creation. How may we bring all to the table and develop restorative justice?
This is a time for introspection.
Carolyn mentioned William Blake and said one of his magic tricks was to give dinner parties for dead people and that opened a path for him to follow.
Magnetize our spirit that we attract cooperative collaborators.
Her show will be in the archives and you can listen to it.
Many Blessings...
ADW

(Cross-posted in General Discussion)
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Thu Mar 19, 2020, 06:39 PM (10 replies)

visionary Activism

I just finished listening to Carolyn Cayce on kpfa.org her show is The Visionary Activist. Her guest was Susan Shannon of Chapel of the Heart. Today is Persian New Year. On her show they were asking "How do we gather as equals and peers and conjure the desirable"?
Is this Nature getting our attention to show us we are all one in the sum dance of creation. How may we bring all to the table and develop restorative justice?
This is a time for introspection.
Carolyn mentioned William Blake and said one of his magic tricks was to give dinner parties for dead people and that opened a path for him to follow.
Magnetize our spirit that we attract cooperative collaborators.
Her show will be in the archives and you can listen to it.
Many Blessings...
ADW
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Thu Mar 19, 2020, 06:36 PM (2 replies)

Runner attacked by Mt. Lion wins

I heard about the woman jogger who was killed in Cool, Ca. and the woman who fought the lion on her husband and got it to leave them alone. Listen to this runner tell his story:
&frags=wn

(It came up after I watched a Nancy Pelosi video.)
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Fri Feb 15, 2019, 02:20 AM (4 replies)

Reel in the Closet, home movie documentary

I watched this early this morning, a documentary of old LGBT home movies. It’s just over one hour. I watched at 5:30 so it wouldn’t effect my bandwidth from my server. I thought some of you might enjoy it.

https://www.theclowdergroup.com/reelinthecloset
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Fri Aug 24, 2018, 06:05 PM (0 replies)
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