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Bob Dole
09-07-2011, 09:40 AM
And getting a little too close for comfort. Just got this photo from the front steps on the shop. Out of nowhere, Red River Army Depot is on fire.

Pic in next post.

Bob Dole
09-07-2011, 09:41 AM
Not good.

Reerun_KC
09-07-2011, 09:46 AM
That fire that was buring in Noble OK the other day was 6 miles straight north of the house...

Thankfully for us, we had a south wind...

blaise
09-07-2011, 09:47 AM
I haven't seen rain since I don't know when. And it's been so hot that 95 feels cool. Everything is so dry that it's not good at all.

hometeam
09-07-2011, 09:49 AM
Th old neighborhood where I used to live in Magnolia was surrounded by fires, many subdivisions around it burned to the ground, I still had friends there updating me throughout the night, but it seems as if the danger has passed now.

Dr. Facebook Fever
09-07-2011, 09:49 AM
I haven't seen rain since I don't know when. And it's been so hot that 95 feels cool. Everything is so dry that it's not good at all.

You just wrote a country song.

Best of luck senator.

loochy
09-07-2011, 09:50 AM
My parents in Wichita Falls haven't seen ANY rain in 4 months. The lawn has just turned to dirt. It looks like winter out there because ALL of the grass is completely brown. The trees are dying and the leaves are falling off. There aren't even any green weeds in the fields.

Over here in Fort Worth things are better. Rain has just avoided that part of the state this year.

loochy
09-07-2011, 09:51 AM
I haven't seen rain since I don't know when. And it's been so hot that 95 feels cool. Everything is so dry that it's not good at all.

It really DOES feel cool. This little cool streak over the last few days has been amazing!

Reerun_KC
09-07-2011, 09:51 AM
I was reading in the oklahoman the other day and they say that OKlahoma could go on record this year as the warmest state in the history of the US.

Meaning that that average day would be warmer for 365 days than any other state in recorded history...

Pretty strange that Oklahoma set a state low of -32 in Northeastern and a high of 115 in Southwest this year...

Some places is western OK havent seen rain since the first of August 2010...

Dave Lane
09-07-2011, 09:51 AM
I haven't seen rain since I don't know when. And it's been so hot that 95 feels cool. Everything is so dry that it's not good at all.

I think someone should pray for rain. That's sure to work.

Bob Dole
09-07-2011, 09:52 AM
My parents in Wichita Falls haven't seen ANY rain in 4 months. The lawn has just turned to dirt. It looks like winter out there because ALL of the grass is completely brown. The trees are dying and the leaves are falling off. There aren't even any green weeds in the fields.

Over here in Fort Worth things are better. Rain has just avoided that part of the state this year.

Bob Dole already needs to rake leaves...

In all honesty, it's amazing that the wildfires held off as long as they did. It's been a tinderbox here for months.

The sad part is that they are reporting that a lot of the fires have been determined to be intentionally set. (Not sure how you determine that, but that's the reports.)

Reerun_KC
09-07-2011, 09:52 AM
It really DOES feel cool. This little cool streak over the last few days has been amazing!

got up the other morning and it was 57 outside...

And just a few weeks ago the truck was reading 114.... Insane... Now just give us some frucking rain...:cuss:

loochy
09-07-2011, 09:54 AM
got up the other morning and it was 57 outside...

And just a few weeks ago the truck was reading 114.... Insane... Now just give us some frucking rain...:cuss:

I took a trip to New Mexico to visit family this weekend.

Weather: Low of 45, high of 75. It was amazing.

Bob Dole
09-07-2011, 09:55 AM
Some places is western OK havent seen rain since the first of August 2010...

Our local official rainfall total from 6/1-8/31 was 1.83". With daily temps at or above 100 for that period, it's just been insane.

Reerun_KC
09-07-2011, 09:57 AM
Our local official rainfall total from 6/1-8/31 was 1.83". With daily temps at or above 100 for that period, it's just been insane.

It has... Its beyond unreasonable...

Hydrae
09-07-2011, 10:16 AM
We were told Monday night to be ready to evacuate due to a fire about a mile north of us. They evacuated up to the main road 2 blocks away. Had the car loaded just in case. Took everything back in later that night, things were under control. Closest I have been to this (so far, God I hate saying that!).

Bastrop is the other side of Austin from me but that is a terrible situation. Last I heard, 600+ homes have been lost, 34,000 acres burned. They are saying it is about 15% containted. Horrible situation and it is not gettin any better.

Austin recorded a trace of rain for the entire month of August.

loochy
09-07-2011, 10:23 AM
Bob Dole already needs to rake leaves...

In all honesty, it's amazing that the wildfires held off as long as they did. It's been a tinderbox here for months.

The sad part is that they are reporting that a lot of the fires have been determined to be intentionally set. (Not sure how you determine that, but that's the reports.)

My mom is the treasurer of the local volunteer fire department. There was a guy that they kicked off the department for being a nut and having various life problems. He proceeded to set 3 fires intentionally.

He is in jail now.

Jenson71
09-07-2011, 10:24 AM
You need a moat. Even if it's dry, you still got a dirt ditch to stop a fire. Start digging!

SLAG
09-07-2011, 10:27 AM
here is an uncredited photo from Austin area from about 2 days ago:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sjFGD3dBjBY/TmQ904xicYI/AAAAAAAAC0g/UwNV3q4PNNA/slideshow_1002254842_StaceyMichelleArnold.jpg

BigOlChiefsfan
09-07-2011, 10:30 AM
God bless Texas.

HemiEd
09-07-2011, 10:43 AM
Sad situation, that is for sure.

My youngest daughter's significant other has a ranch down there, and has been needing rain since the first of June. In July he was trying to buy hay out of Kansas to feed his cattle. To my knowledge, he has only had a 1/4 inch of rain since the first of June.

We need to develop technology to redirect weather. Vermont would have been very happy to send some to Texas.

loochy
09-07-2011, 10:48 AM
Sad situation, that is for sure.

My youngest daughter's significant other has a ranch down there, and has been needing rain since the first of June. In July he was trying to buy hay out of Kansas to feed his cattle. To my knowledge, he has only had a 1/4 inch of rain since the first of June.

We need to develop technology to redirect weather. Vermont would have been very happy to send some to Texas.

Teedubya thinks that the government already does this, but only to cause disasters and suffering.

HAARP FTW!

Trevo_410
09-07-2011, 10:48 AM
my parents and two brothers live out in the country just outside of san marcos, yesterday they said the saw smoke... is there a website where we can keep track of the fire and where its headed?

Gonzo
09-07-2011, 10:50 AM
Texas is burning because you touch yourself, senator...

In all seriousness, good luck man. I hope you guys get lucky and the fires let up. Lumpy's part cherokee, I'll have her do her "Texas Rain Dance" tonight for you.

Film at 11.

loochy
09-07-2011, 10:53 AM
my parents and two brothers live out in the country just outside of san marcos, yesterday they said the saw smoke... is there a website where we can keep track of the fire and where its headed?

I'd say that you should just check the websites of some of the Austin news channels.

booger
09-07-2011, 10:58 AM
We need to develop technology to redirect weather. Vermont would have been very happy to send some to Texas.

or build some kind of water pipeline. something

Hydrae
09-07-2011, 11:06 AM
my parents and two brothers live out in the country just outside of san marcos, yesterday they said the saw smoke... is there a website where we can keep track of the fire and where its headed?

Here is an interactive map of the fires in Texas.

http://ticc.tamu.edu/Response/FireActivity/default.aspx

Hydrae
09-07-2011, 11:08 AM
Teedubya thinks that the government already does this, but only to cause disasters and suffering.

HAARP FTW!

We have had a high pressure system over the area for the last few months. Obviously it is being held there intentially to punish Texas and Rick Perry. :p

Mr. Laz
09-07-2011, 11:13 AM
hopefully Texas and Texas A&M both burn

loochy
09-07-2011, 11:14 AM
hopefully the Texas and Texas A&M both burn

A&M used to try to burn themselves every fall. :shake:

http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/shared-blogs/austin/aggies/upload/2009/09/perry_says_bonfire_coming_back/bonfire.JPG

Mr. Laz
09-07-2011, 11:17 AM
A&M used to try to burn themselves every fall. :shake:


too bad they are so inept

loochy
09-07-2011, 11:17 AM
too bad they are so inept

Bonfire fail.

http://irascibleprofessor.com/bonfire94.jpg

KC native
09-07-2011, 11:24 AM
I haven't seen rain since I don't know when. And it's been so hot that 95 feels cool. Everything is so dry that it's not good at all.

Yes, I've already been out golfing twice since we've been under 100. Prbably go again tomorrow. It's funny how 60+ days of 100's changes what you think is hot.

Donger
09-07-2011, 11:24 AM
Here is an interactive map of the fires in Texas.

http://ticc.tamu.edu/Response/FireActivity/default.aspx

Looks like almost all of them are at 90% contained or better.

blaise
09-07-2011, 11:30 AM
Looks like almost all of them are at 90% contained or better.

there's a bunch southeast of Dallas there that show 0% contained, though.

Hydrae
09-07-2011, 01:49 PM
Looks like almost all of them are at 90% contained or better.

The big one in Bastrop was reported by the news as 30% contained earlier today. That is the one that is visible from space and the smoke cloud shows up on radar.

HemiEd
09-07-2011, 01:50 PM
Teedubya thinks that the government already does this, but only to cause disasters and suffering.

HAARP FTW!

I forgot about that. LMAO:LOL:

Bob Dole
09-13-2011, 04:07 PM
And they just reported a wildfire in Joe Delaney's hometown of Haughton, LA.