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Crews fight lightning-caused wildfires across Southern Idaho

© Bureau of Land Management
A helicopter drops water via a bucket system on lightning-caused fire burning near Malad.
Fire officials say quick responses by ranchers and others in Idaho to more than 20 wildfires sparked by lightning have kept the small fires from becoming major blazes like those that scorched the region in recent decades. About 10 wildfires remained active Wednesday in grass and brush in southern Idaho, with one of the largest just north of the Utah border.

The 6-square-mile (16-sq. kilometer) blaze temporarily closed Interstate 84 on Tuesday but traffic resumed a few hours later. "The fire jumped into the median," Idaho State Police spokesman Tim Marsano said. The fire was burning about 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Grandview and was expected to be controlled later Wednesday.

Snowflake Cold

Record cold in USA during Summer in Dakotas and Great Lakes, media ignores

Record Cold USA During Summer in Dakotas & Great Lakes with dozens of cold records set and temperatures at least 10-15F below normal temperatures and the media remains silent. Last week all you heard was so hot the ariplanes cant take off, but now with record cold during summer and 1/4 of the northern and N.E USA below normal , not a peep. Also global temperatures arent rising as expected this summer, which is another indication of the intensifying mini ice age. Snows in Russia the days earlier, meters of snow in South America and atmospheric compression events at dozens of locations planet wide, the changes are indeed beginning to themselves. We are entering a mini ice age.


Comment: The U.S. has had more record lows since 1937 than record highs


Summer snowfall in two regions of Russia

Two inches of snow fell in Tatarstan and an inch fell in Murmansk Russia during the first week of summer. I love how the US media focuses on heat in Arizona during the summer, but never spoke about summer snow in Russia, far south near Central Asia. This is definitely a sign of the intensifying Mini Ice Age.


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Mandatory evacuations ordered for wildfire in San Luis Obispo County, CA

Firefighters in San Luis Obispo County made significant gains against a wildfire burning east of Santa Margarita that has forced residents to evacuate about 100 homes, officials said Tuesday. The Hill fire is burning in an area dotted with secluded homes surrounded by hills. Many areas are blanketed in 12-foot high grass and dried-out vegetation, said Chris Elms of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The blaze has scorched about 1,500 acres and was 40% contained Tuesday morning thanks to a dip in temperatures overnight and increased humidity, Elms said. "Last night was about getting in as many resources as we could and taking advantage," Elms said. About 1,200 firefighters are expected to be in the area by the end of Tuesday, Elms said.

The fire is burning in steep terrain and in light vegetation that burns easily and quickly. The flames ran southeast Monday afternoon and destroyed one structure though authorities can't say whether it was a home or smaller building, Elms said.

Ice Cube

The U.S. has had more record lows since 1937 than record highs

At least 30 states had their lowest recorded temperatures on or after 1937. This means there have been more record lows since 1937 then there have been record highs.

Also, more than half of all U.S. states had their highest recorded temperatures prior to 1937.

So where's the global warming?

Thanks to Jim for this link

Bizarro Earth

Arizona's 18,000 acre Goodwin fire forces Mayer to evacuate, closes major road to Prescott

© Tom Tingle/The Republic
Don Sandy (left) watches the Goodwin Fire as seen from his house in the town of Mayer on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Mayer was later evacuated.
Hundreds of anxious Mayer residents, forced from their homes just hours before by the rapidly spreading Goodwin Fire, gathered at a Prescott Valley high school Tuesday night to get the latest news on the progress of the flames threatening their community. But little of what fire officials said was comforting as erratic winds continued to push flames through tinderbox-dry conditions along rough terrain. By nightfall, the Goodwin Fire had forced Mayer and other areas to evacuate, closed a major road to Prescott and scorched 18,000 acres. It was only 1 percent contained as of Tuesday night.

With that reality, the crowd was reminded of the potential cost of protecting structures, when one official mentioned a looming anniversary of a tragedy that remains all too fresh in the area. Pete Gordon, fire chief for Prescott National Forest, brought up the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died on a hill four years ago June 30 while fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire, which sparked two days prior.

"They weigh heavy on my mind, and I am sure they weigh heavy on your mind," he told the crowd. "So please understand that while we send firefighters into difficult places, there are places we will not go. We hope you support and appreciate that."

Bizarro Earth

The Utah Wildfire has grown to become the largest active fire in the U.S.

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Smoke billows from a stand of trees near Panguitch, Utah, on June 25, 2017.
Brian Head, UT - The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake. Firefighters battled high winds Monday as they fought a fire that has grown to 72 square miles and burned 13 homes — larger than any other fire in the country now, state emergency managers said.

Some flames reached 100 feet high, while fire crews faced dry, windy conditions Tuesday and a "high potential" for "extreme" fire behavior, officials said late Monday. The estimated firefighting costs now top $7 million for a fire started June 17 near the Brian Head Resort by someone using a torch tool to burn weeds, they said. Investigators know who the culprit is, but have not yet released the person's identity or what charges will be leveled. Crews in California, meanwhile, got a handle on a brush fire that closed a freeway. Arizona firefighters had to ground aircraft due to unauthorized drones over a fire near Flagstaff.


Arizona heat wave - planes can't take off and plastic and paint are melting

© Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press
A local temperature sign reads 120-degrees as temperatures climb to near-record highs Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Phoenix. The National Weather Service forecasts a high of 120 degrees (49 degrees Celsius), which is has only hit three times in recorded history in Phoenix, the last time 22 years ago.
Arizona is no stranger to heat waves. But even by natives' own high standards, the past week has been scorching.

The Guinness World Record for hottest temperature ever recorded is 134 degrees Fahrenheit. In Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona, it's touched 119 degrees and just barely gone below 90 at any point over the past week, according to the National Weather Service.


Snow, heat, shifting jet stream & cosmic rays twist weather

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The media is having a wondrous time reporting on the "heat" in desert areas of the USA and globally in summer, reporting that its extra hot. They overlook the snow storms in Russia this week, the out of season snowstorms in California and the ravaging early snowstorms across South America. All of this is expected and is easily explained by shifting Inter-tropical Convergence Zone air flows. It happens like clockwork with every grand solar minimum. Its happening again, but the media wont touch that with a 10 foot pole.


Seattle hits 96 degrees, breaking heat record

Heat records for June 25, 2017.
Sunday was a scorcher in Seattle and other cities around Puget Sound!

Summer's first weekend saw record-breaking temperatures in Seattle, which hit 96 degrees, breaking the old record of 88 degrees set in 2006.

Other cities in Western Washington also broke or tied their heat records: Olympia hit a whopping 98 degrees, breaking their record of 90 set in 2015.

Bellingham and Hoquiam tied their heat records of 83 and 82 degrees, respectively.

Further south, temperatures climbed to 92 in Tacoma and 97 in Puyallup. In the north sound, temperatures were milder in the 80s.

Relief is in sight, however, if the heat's too much for you.