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lsc76cat
Veteran Advisor

Idaho Fires

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Just got home last night from a trip to the Oregon coast.  Shot this pic Saturday evening on I84 just north of Mountain Home, Idaho.  The smoke from the massive fires burning in that region can be seen rising high into the atmosphere without much affect yet from the winds.  We stayed in Twin Falls that night and the next morning you could see the smoke drifting east.

These fires have become the nation's #1 firefighting priority and are expanding rapidly due to dry conditions and highs in the 90's.

Many thousands of people are impacted directly and many more will be as the jet stream carries the smoke east.

Anybody been talking about possible affects on weather?

 

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ECIN
Senior Advisor

Re: Idaho Fires

DAM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!what a fire !  Thanks for the picture !

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Hobbyfarmer
Honored Advisor

Re: Idaho Fires

I was on the road last night and the 1/3 crescent of the moon was almost red. It was beautiful but was a sign of all the polution in the air.

 

Even a month ago the picture of sunset above Hudsons Bay I posted here was blood red because of all the smoke in the air even then.

 

Smoke and or ash in great quanities usually results in cooling and crop production problems.

(fires or volcanoes)

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jec22
Veteran Advisor

Re: Idaho Fires

Arkansas weather usually hits IA on a 30 day delay.  They are flooding right now.  Might need tracks for the combines.   Wet, Dry, Wet.   Might be some hope for those late beans if it stays warm enough, as long as they are on ground that doesn't pond or flood.  Not a good sign for all the beans replanted in the bottoms.   

No worries.  Ia is at 163 on corn according to the report.  Il 165 and IN 166.  Maybe they count insurance paper bushels in the Iowa numbersSmiley Happy  Or Il and IN have been over bragging their crops.  I have no clue where the numbers should be.  I might not be the only one.

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Palouser
Senior Advisor

Re: Idaho Fires

Believe it or not these fires are standard procedure for the Northwest. They have been bad for more than 10 years. I have several friends that are supervising fires in the area and around the country and it's a way of life.

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