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Originally posted by Connman
One thing I`ll never understand in this day and age. With all the might we have in our Military why can`t we have a National Fire task force? You know like 100 jetliners ready to soak anywhere USA. It could be called Fema Fire squad.
I also think this might not be heavy on the news due to putting the idea out there. This might have been set? I`ve often thought these terrorist are not so here due to they don`t take advantage of nature doing things like this.
Sounds like you are close to this OP. My thoughts are for your safety and them getting this thing out. Hope all goes well.
This is what they need a fleet of.
Originally posted by Wookiep
reply to post by MaMaa
Last I heard the fire here is about 15,500 acres. They will prolly survey it again later tonight and give us a revised figure tomorrow morning.edit on 27-6-2012 by Wookiep because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Sek82
CNN just now reporting the FBI is investigating the wildfires. Earlier on in this thread, you will find links that indicate back on May 7th they acknowledged the threat of intentional arson encouraged by an "Inspire" magazine affiliated with al Qaida.
Knowing this, I am already wondering if our national security agencies have failed in acting on this threat in a proactive manner, if there's even a connection there at all. I usually scoff at the word Terrorism within the US, but not today.
Originally posted by Agarta
Woodland Park has just been designated as a Mandatory Evacuation Zone.
Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
reply to post by Wookiep
First of all, I hope everyone over there ends up OK. Those are some pretty scary pictures
I don't know if this has been posted yet. If so, my apologies:
This explains the weather patterns of typical monsoons. It's monsoon season now in the southwest, and Colorado is effected by the system that creates them. This is good news because just moisture in the air can help contain fires. It's also good because the higher in elevation you are, the more moisture you're going to have.
I'm assuming this next part, but as time passes with one monsoon system, doesn't the moisture level build up? I'm asking because Colorado, I think, typically gets the tail end of a monsoon system that starts in the southwest and travels northeast. If this is the case, then mother nature will definitely be of some help here.
I think what might help too is that the elevation there is 6,000 feet so they will have more moisture than points east of I-25 where the elevation drops drastically. Colorado Springs is right on the border of that elevation change.
I'm kind of a weather geek, so this story interests me on that angle as well.
Originally posted by research100
it's on the news in calif right now....hills around boulder are,also ablaze...everyone be safe.....you are in my prayers
Originally posted by MaMaa
Never seen anything even resembling monsoon type weather in Colorado, not in my 37 years. It has cooled off a little bit tonight and is 80 degrees compared to the last week of 101-109. It would take a few days of heavy rain to put these fires out, but we usually just get little short rains and they move on. Between rain it just drys back out.. Colorado to my knowledge does not believe in humidity. The foothills typically are cooler than east past I25, but it isn't a drastic drop in elevation, it gradually flattens out as you go east. Even up in places like Estes at 7522 ft it is still just hot and dry, not much moisture up there either. They just had a fire up there at the Beaver Meadows area entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, but they got that one contained thankfully. Last winter was pretty dry so there isn't a whole lot of moisture anywhere in the state, not even up in the mountains.
Originally posted by TruckDriver69
Al Qaeda Muslim terrorists?
Were these fires set by Obama Terrorist allies? Obama seems to be ignoring the disaster like no other president would. With Katrina you had a Democrat Governor telling Bush to stay the heck out of the state. Obama cut the Air Force C130 fire fighting planes and sent them to Afghanistan. Colorado voted for the guy and he is killing them off.. Oh the irony!
I guess Colorado kind of deserves this. They went Blue in 2008 so I guess they don't mind sleeping with child molesters and rapists in community shelters. I''ll bet the Sandusky & Larry Brinkin crews are having a field day with Colorado children tonight.