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Eric Hansen
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PostWed Mar 20, 2024 6:32 pm 
Sorry to be forwarding not so good news but this looks like a major warning with large implications. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/mar/19/canada-us-air-quality "Despite months of grim headlines, any hope of a respite in the coming spring and summer looks increasingly unlikely. “Early reporting suggests that this year’s wildfire season could be worse than the last,” Canada’s emergency preparedness minister, Harjit Sajjan, told reporters at the end of February, following an “alarming but not surprising” briefing by experts. The scope of Canada’s challenges was made clear over the winter, when more than 100 wildfires kept burning in the province of British Columbia, fuelled by a drought in the autumn and a dry winter with unseasonably warm temperatures. “We are seeing records set for everything from drought to snowfall to heat, and what we are hearing from experts is that this summer might be a very difficult one,” the provincial premier, David Eby, told reporters on Monday as he announced early preparations for the upcoming wildfire season."

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PostWed Mar 20, 2024 7:03 pm 
Of course it will be worse than last. There's not that much snow and temperatures are off the charts.

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PostThu Mar 21, 2024 9:30 am 
John Vailant’s book: “Fire Weather” is a very well researched and presented investigation of the ecology, history, and culture of the Canadian boreal forests, the fire regime, and human entanglements. The writing is great, the actual outcomes and potential outcomes are tough to read.

When you are "miles from nowhere" you must have finally arrived at somewhere.

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PostThu Mar 21, 2024 11:52 am 
The long range - 3 month - precipitation and temperature for Apr,May,Jun is out today: https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/seasonal.php?lead=1 This period is the one most critical - at least for mid elevation eastside Cascade forests - in determining later summer fire season severity. It is the time when larger (3” + dia) fuels get a soaking…or not.

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PostThu Mar 21, 2024 12:08 pm 
Poo-tee-weet?

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