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Old 11-12-2017, 10:08:57   #1
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Wild fires sux!

We are still outside the “voluntary” evacuation zone but we are packed up and ready to go if the call comes in. We may have to leave anyway because of the hazardous air quality. This sux!
I blame Bossman, and Trump, of course.
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Old 11-12-2017, 19:36:42   #2
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That sucks, dude. Best wishes. My family has had to evacuate twice before and it was never fun even though both times the family home was spared. I was working up in Murrieta so I saw the Liberty fire get going plus I have to drive back home south on the 15 so I saw the glow of the Lilac fire. I am not sure which of the half dozen fires are near you but it is pretty much most of Southern California effected at this point.

I hope you aren't effected but even so consider reviewing your fire insurance coverage because a lot of people are finding they are only partially covered.
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Old 11-12-2017, 20:53:58   #3
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We are just west and south of the Thomas Fire. The smoke and ash is not quite hellish, maybe just the first level?
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Old 11-12-2017, 23:56:14   #4
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The toasting marshmallow level? Stay safe and get the fuck out of there if it gets any closer!
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Old 12-12-2017, 00:47:27   #5
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The air is pretty crappy but the fire front has stabilized. It is not threatening to charge down off the mountain and burn us out, at least not right now.
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Old 12-12-2017, 15:21:54   #7
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More proof that climate change is a hoax made up by China!
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Old 12-12-2017, 15:39:04   #8
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We are in the middle of the rainy season and there has been no rain. Zero. Nada. Zip. Nothing. It is not unusual to get some Santa Anna winds this time of year but these ones have been much stronger (gusts up to 80mph), much drier, and have lasted much longer than usual. If those winds die down and we go back to our usual breezes from the sea then that will bring in some humidity which would help.
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Old 13-12-2017, 17:02:20   #9
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There has apparently been a ridge that's been forcing everything northwards; hopefully it will dissapate soon.
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Old 13-12-2017, 18:39:55   #10
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That ain’t happening yet. ��
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Old 13-12-2017, 21:31:32   #11
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There is supposed to be a pick up in the Santa Anna winds this evening.
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Old 13-12-2017, 21:41:17   #12
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Here come those Santa Ana winds again.
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Old 13-12-2017, 22:51:28   #13
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Old 15-12-2017, 02:55:30   #14
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Yeah, we caved in and self evacuated. No more smoke and ash and fire for the next few days. ��
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Old 15-12-2017, 14:26:38   #15
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Hope you are breathing better!
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Old 15-12-2017, 16:51:43   #16
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Yup,we are now refugees in the seaside town of Morro Bay.
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Old 15-12-2017, 17:21:05   #17
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Uh oh, don't say refugees. You'll get kicked out of the country!
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Old 15-12-2017, 18:25:24   #18
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Old 15-12-2017, 19:55:20   #20
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http://kcbx.org/post/firefighter-die...-fire#stream/0

A firefighter was killed fighting the fire. It looks like more evacuations too. I hope everyone's houses get saved.
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Old 15-12-2017, 20:27:37   #21
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Old 18-12-2017, 17:10:20   #22
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45% contained. It is sad that the Santa Barbara zoo had to be evacuated. Back in 2001 I can remember a friend who worked there and they let her have her birthday party at the zoo after hours. We all had a little party in the picnic area on a hill over looking the ocean to the sound of elephants trumpeting and lions roaring in the background. It was memorable.
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Old 18-12-2017, 18:28:46   #23
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Yes, it’s a nice little zoo.
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A nice but stinky little zoo?
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Old 18-12-2017, 22:49:15   #25
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Old 19-12-2017, 06:47:25   #26
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Old 19-12-2017, 21:50:37   #27
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It looks like they are evacuating everyone from the foothills all the way down to the old Spanish Mission in Santa Barbara.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...219-story.html
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Old 21-12-2017, 19:27:21   #28
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Further up the West Coast it is like a different world. We got some snow on Tuesday.

Flying into LAX on my way to Mexico tomorrow. I can wave as I go by.
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Old 21-12-2017, 20:05:01   #29
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Nah, dump some snow on them!
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Old 21-12-2017, 23:05:57   #30
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I feel for j. My cousin got evacuated on account of the Fort Mac fire. Then they had to evacuate the evacuation centre she was at because it got too close to the fire.
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Old 22-12-2017, 07:21:07   #31
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Thanks for the snow, really!
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Old 22-12-2017, 16:00:07   #32
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Aww I feel for your cousin RedFred. Are they doing ok?
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Old 23-12-2017, 19:20:02   #33
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Nah, dump some snow on them!
We could use some snow.

In other news the Thomas Fire is still going and now it is the largest in state history. It is amazing that it is still burning three weeks later.
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:34:57   #34
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Sorry no snow. US border guards are not known for their sense of humour anyway.

Thomas fire about 300,000 acres so far
Fort Mac fire (2016) 1,500,000 acres - but mostly impacting a much less densely populated region.

Back to LAX from Mexico I could not tell how things are going. LA smog looks about how it always looks.

Cousin was fine. She was living elsewhere and just up in Fort Mac for work. Depressed oil prices and a big chunk of oil production went offline up there (on account of the fire) and so she has since left the industry.
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Meanwhile, we've had below 0*F low temperatures for about a week straight now.
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Thomas Fire 92% contained.
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Oh I'm so glad! Ya it's Bier time!
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Old 02-01-2018, 18:21:57   #39
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We just need some rain to get the mudslides rolling.
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Ahh, the California natural cycle. There is the fire season followed by the mud slide season.
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Originally Posted by Jimmy Buffett, "Fruitcakes"
Paradise, lost and found
Paradise, take a look around
I was out in California where I hear they have it all
They got riots, fires, mud slides
They've got sushi in the mall
Water bars, brontasaurs, chinese modern lust
Shake and bake life with the quake
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Old 11-01-2018, 00:09:04   #42
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Well, a big rain storm hit so now there are mudslides in the burn effected areas. 15 people were killed in mudslides in Montecito, CA which is an extremely posh area located between the mountains and the sea. Stunning views, great weather, and large amounts some pretty lush protected forest land (well, before it all burned down) made Monecito the home of millionaires and billionaires with massive sprawling mansions.
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Old 11-01-2018, 00:20:07   #43
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There are now 17 known fatalities. There are also at least 13 more missing. The debris flows dest 100 homes and damaged 300 more. A 30 mile stretch of the 101 freeway is closed until the 15th.
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Old 11-01-2018, 13:45:26   #44
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Sad, not #45 kind of sad, but real sad. Hope the missing are found alive!
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Old 11-01-2018, 16:51:50   #45
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Waiting for the California Trifecta: wildfires, mudslides, earthquakes.
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Old 11-01-2018, 19:14:46   #46
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There won't be an earthquake until they start drilling for oil off the coast of California.
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Next Thursday, then?
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Old 11-01-2018, 23:27:23   #48
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