Smoke forecast, 7 p.m. MDT October 15, 2020

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Smoke forecast for 7 p.m. MDT October 15, 2020
Smoke forecast for 7 p.m. MDT October 15, 2020. NOAA.

The smoke forecast for 7 p.m. MDT October 15 predicts significant issues from the Creek Fire in Central California and the Cameron Peak Fire in Colorado.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

2 thoughts on “Smoke forecast, 7 p.m. MDT October 15, 2020”

  1. I have been a firm believer in Climate Change since 2007. I still remember the serious flooding in 2007 in Iowa. This year in Phoenix we didn’t have the monsoon rain like previous years. We had only one dry monsoon rain (I mean it wetted the ground only). I am a firm believer that human population and activities cause the global warming. I feel for all the burnt trees. They are gone in a few hours by fire but took years to grow.

  2. Thanks, Bill. Here, just outside the southwestern boundary of Yosemite National Park, we’re experiencing a resurgence of smoke from the Creek Fire this morning. The past week has been something of a respite – with only a minor haze and scent compared to what we’ve been exposed to since the outbreak of the Creek Fire in September. At the moment: the air is thick with the stench of smoke, the eyes sting, the strangled light is a sickly orange – all those classic, unfortunate reminders of the dangerous fire world we now inhabit. And we’re a good 25 air miles from the western fire perimeter, which is no longer active. This is a monster, at 341,722 acres as of this morning’s report. And still, at 55% containment. California’s largest single (non-complex) fire in the state’s recorded history.

    And lest it go without my reiterating this point: we are witnessing the evidence of climate change. And those who doubt it even NOW simply need to visit these specific lands, where the climax-growth forest has little to no litter or undergrowth due to their maturity. Where much of the land consumed is grassland and oak scrub. This is NOT the result of suppression, or forests which need to be “cleaned out.” This is the result of trees stressed beyond their ability to continue to be healthy, the drought which has made them susceptible to bark beetles – and the damage wrought by human-caused climate change.


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