Western Wildfires

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  1. Bent77

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    It snowed in the mountains before Blazerbash. Not a drop since
     
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    Just been sitting here watching the Mullen Fire cook 10k acres almost everyday for a week. Now at 171k
     
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    Despite being snowed on twice, Cameron Peak has decided to make a comeback, aided by heavy winds and an over night low up into the 60s. Now at 135k

    the Mullen Fire sits at 176k, same wind exposure
     
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    One of these days shit has got to stop burning. I don't even see any updates on the fires from my local news site anymore. I think everyone is just like yeah the whole west is on fire. Old news!
     
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    After the strong winds on Sunday, I can finally see the mountains from the suburbs east of Denver.
     
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    The smoke was so thick it Ft Collins it was like a heavy thunderstorm

    Drive north to Cheyenne, blue skies and not a hint of smoke
     
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    Previous 2 days were clear here, but today the smoke is back with a vengeance. We have ash visibly falling and collecting. When I look outside I feel like we should be getting a big rain storm because it looks so overcast.
     
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    Stolen from book of feces

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    Not surprised that the front range is seeing smoke again. It has been blowing at knock you down speeds all week up here. Ripped a gutter off the house and broke the straps on my ladder rack heading for a job Monday. Mullen got some snow on the weekend, my cabin actually saw about 5 inches. The southern edge didn't get as much, lower altitude. I don't think Cameron Peak got much snow but they are getting the wind just like us. I am home this afternoon because its too windy to work on an unprotected job site. I heard that an 83mph gust was measured in Centennial earlier. If we hadn't seen moisture this weekend it would be a disaster. The firefighters can only steer this fire, they can't actually put the thing out. Too much fuel, too big and too windy. They are just trying to hold on until snow puts it out. 5 inches on Sunday and its already dried out and showing flames again.
     
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    The folks at Mullen said it was not a very active day, and up too .25” moisture, more by Albany

    Cameron Peak on the other hand is torching away, including over the Moody Hill trail (off Buckhorn road LCR 44) we ran earlier this summer. The news conference is at 1930 hrs. I suspect it ran 25k today
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    Smoke plume is showing up on weather radar
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    That'd be a pretty cool picture except for the hippie
     
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    Ya ya'll are getting screwed, my mornings Brianna Ruffalo.

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    You front range guys are going to see a lot of smoke today. We can see the smoke plume from Cameron peak, its MASSIVE again. Not going to be a good day for people in the estes park to horsetooth area.
     
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    Noon day sky over the neighborhood via Mrs Bent.
    She said there were 2” pine needle ash falling for several hours
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    It was sunny down here by the airport until 3ish, then the smoke rolled in.

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    It’s angry. Getting the pine needle shower again. Approximately 40 miles from the fire line

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