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Massive Wildfires Raging in Washington Threaten to Merge into ‘Monster Blaze’

Posted by feww on September 22, 2012


[September 22, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Washington, USA.  Several wildfires burning in Central Washington are threatening to merge into a ‘monster blaze,’ authorities said.

  • About 1,150 homes are threatened by two of the fires, the Table Mountain Fire and Wenatchee River Complex, which have forced at least 2,000 people to evacuate.
  • The largest fire, the Wenatchee Complex, has grown to about 70 square miles, threatening about 500 homes and other structures.
    • “The Wenatchee Complex is the result of an extensive, severe lightning storm which occurred the evening of Saturday, September 9, 2012. Lightning strikes were reported to have started [hundreds of] individual fires.” Inciweb reported.
  • Table Mountain Fire is threatening about 650 homes.
  • Fueled by warm temperatures, very low humidity and winds, the fires have so far consumed about 140 square miles on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Range.
  • Smoke from the fires is causing hazardous air quality in Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Spokane, Pullman, Clarkston and elsewhere across the state.
  • A total of about 5,000 fire and emergency personnel are deployed.

Current Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Analysis – NOAA/NESDIS

Map of Analyzed Fires from Satellite Data – NESDIS

Utah, USA. Gov. Herbert has declared a state of emergency in Santa Clara after flooding caused extensive damage to homes and businesses.

  • Santa Clara is located about 270 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Florida. Federal government has denied a request by the Florida Gov. to declare the state a presidential major disaster area following the damage caused by Hurricane ISAAC late August.

  • The storm reportedly caused about $40million damage across 7 counties in Florida, especially Palm Beach.

Alaska.  Alaska’s governor has declared a state disaster for communities worst-hit by recent storms, forcing residents in Talkeetna area to evacuate, a report said.

  • “Flooding is causing problems over a wide swath of Alaska, from Talkeetna, near the base of Mount McKinley in the Mat-Su Borough, to the port town of Seward, 175 miles to the south on the Kenai Peninsula.”

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background


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Drought Disaster Declared in Montana

Posted by feww on July 5, 2012

Stillwater and Yellowstone counties, Montana, declare drought disasters

Drought conditions created by unseasonably warm temperatures and below average precipitation has stunted crop growth to about 50 percent of normal.

Livestock feed on pasture is reduced by about 50 percent, while dry land hay production has suffered losses of about 85 percent, said an agricultural agent at Yellowstone County.

Total Weekly Precipitation (in)

Worst Drought Conditions Ever Reported

“I’ve never seen anything take hold quite this quickly. We are in mid-September conditions right now,” said Dave Kelsey who’s been farming and ranching in Yellowstone and Stillwater counties for 35 years.

Shrinking Crops

“Dryland hay production is estimated to be 15 percent of normal, and most of the dryland spring wheat is ‘not expected to make a harvestable grain crop,’ Stillwater’s resolution read. ‘Livestock pasture and range conditions are extremely poor due to lack of precipitation, excessive winds and grasshoppers.’” Said a report.

  • Agriculture is Montana’s no. 1 industry.

Montana Wildfires

A dozen large wildfires in Montana have destroyed more than 100 structures and forced at least 1,000 people to flee their homes amid dry conditions in recent days. The fires include

  • Ash Creek Complexhas consumed about 250,000 acres
  • Pony Fire: 5,000 acres
  • Horse Creek Fire:  8,000 acres
  • Dahl Fire: 22,000 acres
  • Bear Trap 2:  15,000 acres

Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

  • Kansas.  Governor Brownback has updated the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties, amid  worsening drought conditions throughout the Wheat State.
    • The updated drought declaration covers all of the state’s 105 counties. A drought  emergency is in effect for 36 counties, while 55 counties are in a warning status and the remaining 14 in watch status.“Dry, windy and above normal temperatures in Kansas have led to a Drought Emergency declaration for 36 counties,”  said Brownback. “Below normal precipitation patterns are not only depleting available soil moisture, but these types of conditions have resulted in numerous fires as well.”
    • Norton, Kansas, was the hottest location in the U.S. with 118 degrees (47.8ºC) last week, NCDC reported.  Some 22 other locations across the state topped 110 degrees on Thursday June 28.
    • Executive Order 12-08 – Governor Updates Drought Order for Kansas Counties

Kansas Drought Map (June 26, 2012)

Drought has returned to Kansas with 100.00% of the state reporting abnormally dry or drought conditions (D0 – D3) as of June 26, 2012.

  • Florida. Six more counties have been added to the Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Florida, state officials said. They are Clay, Franklin, Hernando, Highlands Pinellas and Suwanee counties.
    • On Tuesday, the Disaster President declared major disaster areas in Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Pasco and Wakulla counties due to the damage and losses caused by tropical storm DEBBY.
    • DEBBY landed on June 27 in Steinhatchee, Fla, dumping more than a foot of rain in some areas and causing major flooding across the state.
  • Eastern U.S. A massive heat wave continues to affect the eastern two thirds of the U.S., breaking high temperature records from the Midwest to the East Coast, said NWS.

US Weather Hazards Map, July 5, 2012.  Excessive Heat Warnings and
Heat Advisories were in effect throughout or in parts of at least 26 states, as of posting.

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Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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