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Old 11-09-2018, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by SilverGraphite View Post
OK. Well, maybe I'm wrong, or maybe they grow fires quicker over in your neck of the woods. I just don't remember one in Northern California doing that much damage that quick.
For comparison, the Mendocino Complex fire earlier this year (which is currently the largest fire on record in California at 459k+ acres) took over 4 days to get to 80k acres.
The Carr fire near Redding (which burned 229k+ acres, also earlier this year) took 3 days to get to a bit shy of 30k acres
70k in the first 24 hours is more like something I'd expect from a SoCal fire with the Santa Ana's pushing it hard.

This is a quote from the CAMP fire.....

According to Eric Holthaus, a meteorologist and writer for Grist, the Camp Fire “is growing at an estimated rate of 80 football fields PER MINUTE.”

Lots of talk up here this year about how large, how fast these fires became. Unprecedented around here in modern times.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by SeaJay View Post
70,000 acres is roughly an area of about 10 miles by 10 miles.
Actually 70,000 acres is 152 square miles (10 miles by 15 miles)
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by bayrunner16 View Post
This is a quote from the CAMP fire.....

According to Eric Holthaus, a meteorologist and writer for Grist, the Camp Fire “is growing at an estimated rate of 80 football fields PER MINUTE.”

Lots of talk up here this year about how large, how fast these fires became. Unprecedented around here in modern times.
I saw that quote also.

A football field is 100 yards.
A mile is 1,760 yards.
80 x 100 / 1760 = 4.54 miles. Per minute. 4.54 x 60 = 272.73 miles per hour. That's insane.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by rickboat View Post
A football field is 100 yards.
A mile is 1,760 yards.
80 x 100 / 1760 = 4.54 miles. Per minute. 4.54 x 60 = 272.73 miles per hour. That's insane.
Think you're confusing length and area.
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That is over 1 football field per second...wow
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Originally Posted by rickboat View Post
It's sad - but aren't the fires in northern California? North of Sacramento?

Our son lives in Pleasanton, works in Livermore, so this is not that far away from him.
I live in San Ramon which is same area as Pleasanton/Livermore. Smoky as hell here. Fire is well north of us and there are also fires in SoCal. Dry as a bone in this state right now. It’s sad. Can’t really be outside for a long period of time
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:25 PM
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Forgive guys, could not resist, anyone care to put up Caitlyn/Bruce for a night or two her/his house burnt to the ground.

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For some reason God must be mighty angry at them Californians.
Was God angry with Mexico Beach, FL or New Bern, NC? Just asking.
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I feel bad for those poor people of Thousand Oaks, first the shooting now the fire? Jesus
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Old 11-10-2018, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by mhedrick View Post
Actually 70,000 acres is 152 square miles (10 miles by 15 miles)
1 mile^2 = 640 acres

70,000 acres = 109.375 sq miles

​​​​​​​109 sq miles = approximately 10.45 miles by 10.45 miles
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Originally Posted by Drako View Post
Think you're confusing length and area.
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Originally Posted by raystein View Post
1 mile^2 = 640 acres

70,000 acres = 109.375 sq miles

109 sq miles = approximately 10.45 miles by 10.45 miles
don’t forget to factor in change of elevation.
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Originally Posted by stimpson.j.cat View Post


Was God angry with Mexico Beach, FL or New Bern, NC? Just asking.
Apparently so.
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Saw something over on ADVrider where a dude was driving around near big bear lake throwing embers out of his truck.

Hope they catch him and hang him.
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Sad for all affected.

Having spent a fair amount of time with friends out in Cali, I always questioned why anyone would build a home in the canyons around Malibu. Pretty, yes. But an absolute death trap of scrub and eucalyptus with often one way in and out. One errant spark away from annihilation. Throw the Santa Ana into the mix and it's like a blowtorch.

I wish all the best for them.
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Malibu yesterday, not my pic.
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Wow. Just WOW.
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Could you imagine being stuck on a road like that as the fire comes rolling through???
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Quite a mix of posts expressing shock, sympathy and condolences contrasted with others which are thoughtless, hurtful and disgusting.
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