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    2021 Fire Season

    Posting this for incidents and updates. I know Druff has tracked his local fires in the past.

    Today in So Cal..

    https://www.facebook.com/ABC7/videos/3890730451009259/

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    Desert I believe this fire season is going to be the worst yet. I live in northern California. It's a war zone for fires.

    With The power company doing more and more rolling blackouts to prevent fires from power lines . I got this last year.

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    It does good. and the Neebo doubles for an SOS at night!

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    Why do they do blackouts to prevent fires from power lines? Why can't they just trim the brush?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Why do they do blackouts to prevent fires from power lines? Why can't they just trim the brush?
    It's not just the brush is hitting the power lines, it's the power lines coming down during storms or high winds, and any sparks they cause lighting up half the state before the week is over. When entire counties are dry, cutting the power is drastic but effective, from what I read.

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    So I talked to the people who run the Jewish Space Lasers. They'll make this just an average year for CA, but if the Republicans try to recall Newsom, they'll hit you guys pretty hard. You've been warned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    So I talked to the people who run the Jewish Space Lasers. They'll make this just an average year for CA, but if the Republicans try to recall Newsom, they'll hit you guys pretty hard. You've been warned.
    Even the Demís are part of the recall effort.

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    2021 Fire Season

    Quote Originally Posted by snowtracks View Post
    Desert I believe this fire season is going to be the worst yet. I live in northern California. It's a war zone for fires.

    With The power company doing more and more rolling blackouts to prevent fires from power lines . I got this last year.

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    It does good. and the Neebo doubles for an SOS at night!
    Love the portable generators, I have 2- a Yamaha and Ryobi. I also see more blackouts here in Nor Cal as well and been prepping a family memberís property. I assume you might be close to me in Nor Cal?

    Generators, flashlights, beef jerky, bug out bags, firearms- All part of a working system.

    For portable power, I highly recommend the Jackery Power Bar. Itís small portable and charges by USB C, so I can use my existing multi cables and donít need a special adapter.


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    Druff- Please do more fire reports this year as in the past.

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    All they have to do is rake the forests.
    Problem solved. No more fires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo View Post
    All they have to do is rake the forests.
    Problem solved. No more fires.
    So more rake is better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo View Post
    All they have to do is rake the forests.
    Problem solved. No more fires.
    In a nut shell, you’re correct, fire prevention, pre planning and fuel reduction are critical key points.

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    4/8/21- Tonightís Sacramento news, California and the Governor are rolling out a new firefighting plan and budget...

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    This could be a bad fire year, especially in southern CA, because it was a light rain season.

    5.80 inches have fallen in the 2020-2021 rain season thus far. Normal rainfall by this point is about 13 inches.

    2021 was only the second year on record (the other being 1964) where less than 0.01 inches of rain fell in February. February is typically the wettest month, averaging 3.21 inches. Interestingly, this has been a trend. In 2018, there was 0.03 inches in February, and in 2020 there was 0.04 inches in February. Also, in 2015 and 2016, there was less than an inch in each of those Februarys. In 2012 there was only 0.16 in Feb, and 2013's Feb saw 0.20. So of the last 10 Februarys in downtown LA, five times there was 0.20 inches of rain or less, and seven times was 0.87 inches or less.

    http://www.laalmanac.com/weather/we08aa.php

    The bad fire season in California tends to be from September through early November, as most of the rain falls in the winter.

    In 2020, it was a mild fire season in southern CA because of the unusually heavy amount of rain that fell in March and April that year -- 7.35 inches in downtown LA, and substantially more in many of the outlying areas.

    Since the same isn't happening in 2021, prepare for some bad fires.

    Note that the historically bad 2018 fire season in California followed an especially dry winter like this one.

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    2021 Fire Season

    Told you, Druff always gives good fire reports. Please keep them coming. Thanks
    Last edited by desertrunner; 04-08-2021 at 09:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowtracks View Post
    Desert I believe this fire season is going to be the worst yet. I live in northern California. It's a war zone for fires.

    With The power company doing more and more rolling blackouts to prevent fires from power lines . I got this last year.

    Name:  gen.JPG
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    It does good. and the Neebo doubles for an SOS at night!
    Love the portable generators, I have 2- a Yamaha and Ryobi. I also see more blackouts here in Nor Cal as well and been prepping a family memberís property. I assume you might be close to me in Nor Cal?

    Generators, flashlights, beef jerky, bug out bags, firearms- All part of a working system.

    For portable power, I highly recommend the Jackery Power Bar. Itís small portable and charges by USB C, so I can use my existing multi cables and donít need a special adapter.

    Yea I am close desert. 6 years ago we had the bole creek fire. Missed my house by 1/2 mile. if the wind was blowing my direction I would of been toast. Weed CA.

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    Wild fires are quick and deadly. We lost about 150 plus homes in about 2 hours. Winds were 45 mph plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    This could be a bad fire year, especially in southern CA, because it was a light rain season.
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/drought...tent=algorithm

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