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TEXAS ON FIRE

Posted by feww on April 14, 2011

WILDFIRES CONSUME MORE THAN 1 MILLION ACRES IN TEXAS

EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER for PORTIONS of TEXAS, NEW MEXICO and OKLAHOMA: NWS Forecast

Texas Latest: 14 major fires consuming 19 counties throughout the state

Texas Wildfire Stats

[YTD Totals as of April 14, 2011 UTC]

  • No. of Fires: 5,354
  • Acres Burned: 1,041,187
  • Structures destroyed: 645
  • Source: TFSI SITUATION REPORT

LATEST WEATHER WARNING: High Impact Weather Across the U.S. Through Friday (NWS)

“A storm system originating in the central Rockies is forecast to intensify over the central Plains Thursday and Friday before moving northeastward through the western Great Lakes states on Saturday. It is expected to produce a variety of weather hazards across parts of the Central U.S., including severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening across the south central Plains, a possible tornado outbreak Friday afternoon in parts of western to middle Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama, continued critical fire weather conditions across the central and southern Rockies and High Plains, heavy wet snow across parts of Nebraska and the Dakotas northeastward to upper Michigan, and heavy rain—which will only exacerbate ongoing flooding—from the central Plains eastward into the Ohio Valley and south to the Gulf Coast” Details …

Red Flag Warnings [Click here for latest reports]

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM — 9:17 PM CDT WED APR 13, 2011
PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THURSDAY

VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE, DAVIS, AND APACHE MOUNTAINS,SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS, WESTERN LOW ROLLING PLAINS, VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR, REEVES COUNTY AND THE UPPER TRANS PECOS, PERMIAN BASIN. AND MARFA AND STOCKTON PLATEAUS


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TEXAS FOREST SERVICE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SITUATION REPORT: New large fires from yesterday

  • LUCAS, Stephens County: 400 acres, no estimated containment. Multiple structures were evacuated. The fire is located 12 miles southeast of Breckenridge.
  • SCHEZZOW, Kerr County. 400 acres, 50 percent contained. Two structures were threatened and saved; one outbuilding, one vehicle and one bobcat skid-steer were lost. The fire is located 22 miles west of Kerrville.
  • ENCINO, Tom Green County. 12,659 acres, 50 percent contained. Heavy airtankers and numerous ground resources assisted on this fire 13 miles west of San Angelo. Dozens of homes were saved.
  • COOPER MOUNTAIN RANCH, Kent County. 15,000 acres, no containment. Numerous homes, outbuildings and oil facilities are threatened. Evacuations did occur.
  • CANNON, Pecos County. 14000 acres, unknown containment. This complex of four fires is burning just south of Iraan. No evacuations or losses.
  • ROCKHOUSE, Presidio and Jeff Davis counties. 108,000 acres, 60 percent contained. 23 homes and 2 businesses were reported as destroyed in the Ft. Davis area.
  • SWENSON, Stonewall, King, and Knox counties. 103,384 acres, 80 percent contained. The fire is burning three miles north of Swenson.
  • ROPER, Brewster County. 40,000 acres, 95 percent containment. The fire is burning east of Alpine.
  • HICKMAN, Midland County. 16,500 acres, 98 percent contained. 34 homes were reported destroyed on this fire burning on the south side of Midland.
  • KILLOUGH, Garza County. 35,984 acres, 90 percent contained. 60 homes were saved and one destroyed on this fire six miles south of Post.
  • CAMP BOWIE, Brown County. 3,355 acres, 90 percent contained. The fire is burning on the Camp Bowie Military Reservation south of Brownwood.

Gov. Perry Visits the Devastated Areas

Perry has renewed fire disaster proclamation for Texas.

“As we witness devastation, we also witness the best in human nature – as exhibited in the heroism of men and women who run toward danger as everyone else flees – and the generosity of Texans opening their homes and hearts to those displaced by these fires,” said Gov Perry.

“The threat of wildfires is one we’ve lived with consistently for months, and I urge Texans to continue heeding all warnings from fire and local officials and to take whatever precautions necessary to minimize the risk of wildfire.”

Outdoor Burn Bans


191 Texas counties are reporting burn bans.
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U-S Attacked by Continued Severe Weather

Posted by feww on March 1, 2011

Brace for the Worst Ever

Climatic  Extremes, Primeval Geophysical Activities and WILD Weather to Wreak Mega Havoc in 2011/2012 and Beyond …

NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO POWER DOWN AND START THINKING HARD. 

Encourage your folks, friends and neighbors to join in!! BECAUSE  for most of us the GAME would be OVER soon.

Flooding and fires, earthquakes and eruptions, deadly tornadoes and strong storms … are just some of the items you’ve ordered from the climate change quick menu!

Texas county prays for “divine intervention”

Tom Green County Commissioners “have resorted  to asking their constituents to pray for rain, hoping divine intervention can alleviate the severe drought gripping much of the state and fueling wildfires that have scorched large swaths of ranchland,” a report said.

The Commissioners have  issued a proclamation encouraging the local folks to pray for “divine intervention” by way of rain. “We certainly need it,” said County Judge Mike Brown.

More than 100 churches are being asked to participate.

Wildfires in Central Texas


The Killough and the Swenson fires burned in Texas on April 10, 2011, when MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite took this image. Source NASA-EO. Click images to enlarge.

Wildfires in SW Texas


The Rock House Fire, Brewster Fire and several other large fires were burning on April 10, 2011 when MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this image. Source NASA-EO.

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2 Responses to “TEXAS ON FIRE”

  1. So sad what has happened with lack of rain. We need balance and it takes Faith and Prayer to make miracles happen.

    Texas has a bigger problem not many know that needs to be shared please;
    http://naturalrain.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/texas-abyss/

    • feww said

      “it takes Faith and Prayer to make miracles happen”

      This is disingenuous because humans have blocked the biggest “miracle,” evolution, and prevented it from continuing by intergenerational consensus.

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