Fire’s
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'Ike' (Phone) 11-Jul-21
JL 12-Jul-21
7mm08 12-Jul-21
BULELK1 12-Jul-21
DanaC 12-Jul-21
jstephens61 13-Jul-21
jstephens61 13-Jul-21
Will 13-Jul-21
Shiloh 13-Jul-21
Tilzbow 13-Jul-21
Kurt 13-Jul-21
Scoot 13-Jul-21
huntabsarokee 13-Jul-21
BULELK1 14-Jul-21
HUNT MAN 14-Jul-21
Scoot 14-Jul-21
t-roy 14-Jul-21
'Ike' (Phone) 14-Jul-21
'Ike' (Phone) 17-Jul-21
Matt 17-Jul-21
'Ike' (Phone) 17-Jul-21
'Ike' (Phone) 23-Jul-21
kadbow 23-Jul-21
BULELK1 24-Jul-21
Tilzbow 24-Jul-21
JL 24-Jul-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 24-Jul-21
Kurt 24-Jul-21
Tilzbow 24-Jul-21
70lbdraw 24-Jul-21
Tilzbow 24-Jul-21
Rickm 24-Jul-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 24-Jul-21
Rickm 24-Jul-21
jstephens61 25-Jul-21
DanaC 26-Jul-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 26-Jul-21
APauls 26-Jul-21
Rut Nut 27-Jul-21
Rut Nut 27-Jul-21
'Ike' (Phone) 27-Jul-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 27-Jul-21
11-Jul-21

'Ike' (Phone)'s Link
Starting to get interesting out there…New ones starting every day and others blowing up in size!

From: JL
12-Jul-21

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JL's embedded Photo
I'm NE of Missoula at the moment. A bunch of lightening fires started on the 7th. It's been hot and smokey. I was out yesterday doing some recon in the mountains. The haze made the photos cloudy.

From: 7mm08
12-Jul-21
All the haze blocked my view of the Bighorns today... and nearly blocked out the sun after 7 p.m.

From: BULELK1
12-Jul-21
It's killing my breathing up scouting/hiking in the mornings!!!

Blow my nose and it's that brownish color like I've been tilling in the garden dust.

I'm seriously thinking about wearing one of my C-19 Legendary Whitetails masks when I'm hiking/scouting

Good luck, Robb

From: DanaC
12-Jul-21
Hope all of you out that way stay safe.

From: jstephens61
13-Jul-21
Robb, we spent a couple days in Mt Pleasant and couldn’t see the mountains. A shame, it’s a beautiful spot.

From: jstephens61
13-Jul-21

From: Will
13-Jul-21
Stay safe out there folks. Maybe the patterns will shift and you guys will start getting some rain. Wish we could ship it from the North East, we could use a break after the past month or so!

From: Shiloh
13-Jul-21
Same from here in the SE. wish we could ship you some moisture!!!

From: Tilzbow
13-Jul-21
15 days so far this year with eight straight days of 100+ here in Reno with humidity in the single digits or teens. If it’s not 100 it’s been above 95 most days since early June. Hottest summer on record throughout the west on I bet. Fires are popping up nearly daily around town, thankfully most are being put out quickly but the biggest fire in the US, the Beckwourth Complex, is 20 miles north. I drove from Reno to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington and back the past two weeks and was driving through smoke through most of northern CA and southern OR in both directions from other fires.

It’s going to be a another rough year in the west. Here’s a quote from the local paper:

Fire Behavioral Analyst Diondray Wiley, who is also working on the Beckwourth Complex Fire, said the conditions are ideal for large scale fires.

"We are six weeks ahead of where we would normally be," he said of dry conditions usually not seen until August and September.

From: Kurt
13-Jul-21
Very dry with +300 fires in BC. Lytton, a town in the interior at the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson River set the new all time Canadian high temperature record 3 days in a row in early July, topping out at over 121*F two weeks ago. On the forth day the entire town burned down, cause of fire yet to be determined.

Lots of smoke in the air....mornings are the clearest with visibility of a few miles, then it deteriorates over the course of the day. No rain in the 10-day forecast for relief either. At least locally it is now topping out at 100*F versus our high at the house of 115* during the heat wave.

From: Scoot
13-Jul-21
What is the best website for following all of the fires out west?

13-Jul-21
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

From: BULELK1
14-Jul-21
Sorry the Smoke and Heat! messed with your visit Jim.

I went up to the ski resort (Snowbasin) to hike yesterday and it is thicker or so it seems the higher I hike.

Good luck, Robb

From: HUNT MAN
14-Jul-21
It’s bad in my part of Montana and only going to get worse. Pray for rain please!! Hunt

From: Scoot
14-Jul-21
Hunt, I'm praying! Lots of folks need rain in the West and not getting it will have pretty dire consequences, I'm afraid (far more than just hunting).

From: t-roy
14-Jul-21
Hope all you guys get some major relief, soon!

14-Jul-21
Rain, what’s rain…Dismal at best!

17-Jul-21

'Ike' (Phone)'s Link
So they watched it for 13 days…Now it’s a problem!

From: Matt
17-Jul-21
I am surprised there was enough fuel in that area for the Tamarack fire to go like that.

17-Jul-21
Well, it found something to burn…

23-Jul-21

'Ike' (Phone)'s Link
Found something to burn in Nevada now also…SMH

From: kadbow
23-Jul-21
National Forest is currently closed where I hunt in CO due to a fire.

From: BULELK1
24-Jul-21

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I just got home from my hiking/scouting trip in Wyoming unit 4 Mnt. Goat/unit 73 elk overlap and the smoke was terrible!

Good luck, Robb

From: Tilzbow
24-Jul-21

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Tilzbow's embedded Photo
Smoke from the Tamarack fire last Thursday as seen from my boat on Lake Tahoe. This was right when it blew up and crossed the border into Nevada.

From: JL
24-Jul-21
When we flew back east from Montana earlier this week, we stopped in Minn-St Paul to switch planes. The smoke was real bad there. Someone said there was a fire in Manitoba and the north winds pushed the smoke and debris into Minnesota. The irony.....as I type we're in a flash flood warning right now in northern MI.

24-Jul-21
JL seems like we’ve been in flash flood every time it rains here in Mass. we got 3.8” in town last Saturday and it only rained for about 1.5 hours. Never seen it rain so hard so long. Wish we coulda sent it all out west

From: Kurt
24-Jul-21
If Robb thinks the picture he posted shows "terrible" smoke, he is mistaken. BC is way worse most days over the past month...dependent on wind direction.

From: Tilzbow
24-Jul-21

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Tilzbow's embedded Photo
Air quality in Reno is pretty bad right now. That said breathing smoke is a minor inconvenience for healthy people and I’ve got two friends who lost cabins the last two weeks. One in the Beckworth Complex the others in the Tamarack Fire. I’d rather breath bad air than lose property.

From: 70lbdraw
24-Jul-21
We've been under a smoke canopy for over 2 weeks now in Idaho, with no relief expected any time soon.

Believe it or not, Monteleucast allergy meds help me take the edge off, but my wife is miserable from it.

From: Tilzbow
24-Jul-21
If anyone is headed out of state the Air Now website has a good interactive map feature so you’ll have an idea of how bad the smoke might be.

From: Rickm
24-Jul-21
Up at camp in PA. Allegheny river is running at 18000 CFM. Normal summer level is 4000. Wish we could send some water out west!

24-Jul-21
Rick that’s crazy! The Susquehanna is running crazy too!

From: Rickm
24-Jul-21
At camp now, just came in from speed fishing the high water. Raining again.

We are getting smoke all the way to the East coast. Hope it rains and no lightning!

From: jstephens61
25-Jul-21
Pulled the air filter out of my Powerstroke the other day. After 5 days in Sparks, a couple in Carson City, it was black with soot.

From: DanaC
26-Jul-21
Could smell smoke here in central Mass. today. Hazy all day. We've had a wet July here, wish we could send some of it west. Been cleaning my (flooded) basement after a beaver dam busted up the hill from me. Second time this year...

26-Jul-21
Dana the haze was crazy in Fitchburg today. Could only see a fraction the distance into the hills as I usually can. Could smell it too. Hopefully they get some rain out there to help put these fires out!

From: APauls
26-Jul-21
Pretty sure we only have a few hundred left burning in MB after a little rain last week. Many many uncontrolled.

From: Rut Nut
27-Jul-21

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Rut Nut's embedded Photo
Amazing the smoke is making it all the way to the East Coast! Last week our local weather guy was talking about it on the news............and you could see it and SMELL it in the air!

From: Rut Nut
27-Jul-21

Rut Nut's embedded Photo
Rut Nut's embedded Photo

27-Jul-21

'Ike' (Phone)'s embedded Photo
'Ike' (Phone)'s embedded Photo
Pretty crazy JetStream this year…

27-Jul-21
Perry it’s Crazy. Northeast PA my buddy said you could damn near taste it. Just south of Binghamton NY

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