orin stepanek wrote:Wow! We need a sweaty smiley! it was 93F yesterday and is supposed to get to 100F today. I planted some flowers today; and as soon as I watered them I headed indoors! We could use a little rain soon.
Beyond wrote:orin stepanek wrote:Wow! We need a sweaty smiley! it was 93F yesterday and is supposed to get to 100F today. I planted some flowers today; and as soon as I watered them I headed indoors! We could use a little rain soon.
Here ya go, orin. It's slippery, so don't drop it (i don't know how to remove all that not viewed junk yet.)
geckzilla wrote:I am picky about putting up new emotes. They have to match the style of the old emotes. The owl is the one exception and I've been eyeing it for a redo because it is too tall.
orin stepanek wrote:We are getting some warm rainy weather today! There is not a lot accumulating; but at least the temperature is moderate! 8-) :)
orin stepanek wrote:We got a good soaker rain this AM; and now the sun is out and it is getting hot! The forecast is for 96F! Too much for me but my granddaughter has a soccer game this afternoon; otherwise I would stay indoors!
Beyond wrote:Orin, maybe you could convince her to take up ice skateing instead
orin stepanek wrote:Beyond wrote:Orin, maybe you could convince her to take up ice skateing instead
Golly; she's in softball; soccer; basketball; and is learning volleyball! Don't tell her about skating! We did survive the game; inspite of the heat; we did have a good time!
geckzilla wrote:Wave after wave of t-storms, here. Tried to tell some of them to go to Colorado sans lightning they were dropping off here but they wouldn't mind and continued off the eastern seaboard. The Colorado fires are all over the news. Are they aiming for the Abominable Snowman? I know what it's like to be around yearly fires. When I lived in the dry inland part of southern California, I used to find embers wood charcoal all over the lot. I was scared they were still hot so I ran around searching for them and stomping them to pieces.
<<Nearly half of the United States’ airborne fire suppression equipment was operating over Colorado on June 25, 2012, CNN reported, as tens of thousands of acres burned. Fires raged in southwestern Colorado, northeastern Colorado, and multiple locations in between.
The High Park Fire continued to burn west of Fort Collins. Started by lightning on June 9, 2012, this blaze had consumed 83,205 acres, making it the second-largest fire in Colorado history, after the Hayman Fire that burned in 2002. As of June 25, more than 2,000 people were fighting the High Park Fire, and firefighters had it 45 percent contained, according to InciWeb. Nevertheless, The Denver Post reported that the fire had destroyed 248 homes, making it the most destructive in Colorado history, even if it was not the largest.
In the opposite corner of the state, the Weber Fire started around 4:15 p.m. on June 22. As of June 25, the fire had burned approximately 8,300 acres and was being fought by 164 personnel. The cause was under investigation. The fire had high growth potential because of possible wind gusts from thunderstorms, InciWeb reported. On the other side of Durango, the Little Sand Fire had been burning for weeks after being started by a lightning strike on May 13. As of June 25, that fire had burned 21,616 acres, was being fought by nearly 200 people, and was 31 percent contained.
West of Colorado Springs, the Waldo Canyon Fire forced 11,000 people from their homes, many of them compelled to evacuate in the middle of the night on June 23–24. The fire started around noon on June 23, and by June 25 it had grown to 3,446 acres. InciWeb stated that 450 firefighters were battling the blaze, which retained the potential for rapid growth. The Woodland Heights Fire just west of Estes Park was small but very destructive, consuming 27 acres and destroying 22 homes, Denver’s Channel 7 News reported. That fire was completely contained by the evening of June 24.
As fires burned, Colorado also coped with extreme heat. The Denver Post reported that Denver endured triple-digit temperatures June 22 through 24, and the National Weather Service forecast temperatures of at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit for June 25 and 26, with temperatures in the upper 90s through June 29. Colorado’s fires have followed a dry spring. Although the state experienced unusually heavy snow in February, little snow followed in March and April, part of a larger pattern of low snowfall. By June 19, 2012, conditions throughout the state ranged from unusually dry to extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. On June 25, 2012, Tim Mathewson, a fire meteorologist with the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center, remarked: “Current conditions are comparable to 2002 fire season, which was the worst in Colorado history. Fires haven’t burned as many acres at this point, but the drought conditions and fuel conditions are right up there with the 2002 season, if not worse.”>>
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