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Fire-season 2015-2016

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Claude Cat, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    50-100mm in a week and then warmer temps wont get grasses growing?
     
  2. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I guess so.
    A lot will have been in full summer shutdown mode, so will be a new cycle.
     
  3. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    ironic to have fire danger awareness week this week as its been pissing down in the NE ..minor flooding....

    so two week period of built in safety...;)
     
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  4. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    yeah up at my block all the grass has gone to seed early, less leaf than last year

    still gotta slash it tho
     
  5. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I recall you might have done some native grass seeding?
     
  6. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    unsuccessfully at this point plowking
     
  7. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    appears temps ramping up in NE...Wangaratta expecting 37degC this Thursday warm to hot and mostly dry in the next week...looks like summer heat is on the way...:cool:

    lots of NE is very green but this may change over next couple weeks....
     
  8. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Damn it!
     
  9. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Emergency Warning
    Issued For: Devon North
    Fire Origin: DEVON NORTH
    Incident Name: WHITELAWS TRK
    Issued: 17/11/15 3:53 PM

    This is an Emergency Warning issued by Country Fire Authority for Devon North.

    There is a fast moving, out of control bushfire travelling in a north easterly direction from Whitelaws Track towards Bolgers and Beagleys Roads.

    Leaving now is the safest option, before conditions become too dangerous. Emergency Services may not be able to help if you decide to stay.
     
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  10. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    4 dead in bushfires near Esperance in WA.
     
  11. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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  12. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Same weather over SA and northern western Vic today and tomorrow. NSW will cop it on Friday.
     
  13. Louie

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    we are coping it in Sydney - about to break 40c at Obs. Hill with 20-25kts WNW
     
  14. kylep

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    A few fires around the state. Property under threat in the south of the state. Fires in Lithgow and Colo Heights areas, not much detail on those yet.

    41deg in the car, inner west. Time for a splash!
     
  15. mr

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    yay, nice n cool in vic atm
     
  16. Untele-whippet

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    Working in Lithgow all day, no obvious smoke around or fires on RFS website.
    Fingers crossed.
    Hot and v windy.
     
  17. Edgecrusher

    Edgecrusher Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rain this arv is glorious
     
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  18. trappers

    trappers Safety not guaranteed Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Check out this "Fire Temperature" image of the WA fires courtesy of Himarawari-8 *Click for full size*. you can see the extent quite clearly.
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    And this amazing animation shows the development of the fires in SW WA, The speed is extraordinary, the front of one of the fires is at least 150km long and spread that far in aboyut 7 hours ... an AVERAGE of 20km/h!

    http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop_timestamp.asp?data_folder=himawari-8/australia_ahi_fire_temperature&width=1045&height=800&ending_image=australia_ahi_fire_temperature_20151117100000.png&starting_image=australia_ahi_fire_temperature_20151117000000.png
     
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  19. Hermon

    Hermon One of Us

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  20. kylep

    kylep One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thor/C130/Bomber 132 is over the border already from Albury.
    Southern Belle/DC-10/Bomber 910 is en route from Richmond, just north of Wagga currently.

    Believe they'll be running out of RAAF Edinburgh as happened with the Vic based aircraft last year.

    Nasty fire weather conditions in Vic today as well, but so far nothing serious has popped up.
     
  21. Claude Cat

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  22. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    beecroft weapons range... will be interesting for Currarong when the southerly hits.

    [​IMG]
     
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  23. Rush

    Rush Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Seriously? The army letting of explosives again on a day of high fire danger? This happened a couple of years ago.
     
  24. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    don't think so, it's along a walking track to a fishing/climbing area
     
  25. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Jervis Bay in the background
     
  26. kaegee

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    @Camelot. WA your neck of the woods . You ok? Wheat ok?
     
  27. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    it took a run
    Southern Belle put the breaks on
     
  28. Donza

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    Just up the back behind my place.
    DC -10 and C-130 are inbound.
    Freeway south is cut.
     
  29. Donza

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    Just watched southern Belle and the C-130 ... tight turns after dropping.
     
  30. Donza

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  31. climberman

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    it was defence.
     
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  32. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

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    Up behind you? Bloody golfers........
     
  33. Donza

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    Yeah.....
    oh well beyond the golfers.
    bloody commuters.
    or euros driving south in wicked vans with fags hanging out.
     
  34. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    What were they doing this time?
     
  35. Donza

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    Bevy of Helis flying over at mo....
    I see the fire "bird dog" is flying a racetrack over the area.
     
  36. climberman

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    Can't remember. They haven't blamed anyone else but!
     
  37. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Very careless of navy, maybe they had some grunts playing in their patch?
     
  38. Donza

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    Glad I don't commute, anymore........
    Coast road a carpark
    [​IMG]
     
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  39. Ubiquitous Steve

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    Must be of concern that wild fires still out of control in Otway National Park....another couple of days like weekend will be an immense problem come January.....not sure what u do with all the tourists on GORd.
     
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  40. Rush

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    Hopefully the Boxing Day rain event will help extinguish them.
     
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  41. Hermon

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    Well they're evacuating the Wye and Kennett River area. Told to go to Apollo Bay: http://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/#!/incident/1552223/warning/21942104
     
  42. trappers

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    Lorne being evacuated :eek::eek::out:
     
  43. Untele-whippet

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    Any formites affected in Vic, stay safe!
     
  44. Rush

    Rush Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Alarming pics being posted on twitter. SW change has reached Port Fairy
     
  45. Donza

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    Christmas day..........
    50 houses plus lost
    f..k this
     
  46. Majikthise

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    Hopefully all hosed down now
     
  47. mr

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    hmm maybe majik but i suspect the otways will burn on and off all summer. 20 or 30mm wont put it right out

    the good news is no loss of life. we go to wye every year and there are houses in deep deep forest with deep deep litter. it was gunna happen at some point. special place but profoundly at risk
     
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    Spent a week in Wye River couple years back....remember looking at the houses up on that north east hill thinking.....f..k they are screwed in a fire....some of the tallest and thickest eucalypts i've ever seen up there......and many very beautiful very expensive houses and holiday homes....sad.

    Going for a drive today to see how close the Barnawartha fire got to us.....was a scary time to come home last weekend with the wind expected to swing around to that direction with the change.....

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yep, that's where our place 'was'. Gone now
     
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    We lost the place my Grandparents built, still in shock