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> March '09 MidAtl/NE Dry Conditions, Low Relative Humidity, Drought & Fire Danger
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post Mar 25 2009, 03:20 PM
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QUOTE(so_whats_happening @ Mar 25 2009, 04:16 PM) *
Im sry... but i just wouldn't get to excited about rain unless it enhances tonight! Its still possible! I hope this helps you guys out in some way...


Its ok...I just looked at the radar finally and see what you mean....it is really broken up.

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Witness 25% humidity take out the rain as it tries to move eastward...

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post Mar 25 2009, 06:36 PM
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Eh... Atmosphere will continue to get moistened up and by tomorrow we should have rain falling.
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post Mar 25 2009, 08:12 PM
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Busy, Busy day not just here in town, but Broome County as a whole. We had 6 fires today (2 working structures, a rekindle, a refuse fire, and 2 brush fires). Here's the breakdown...

-2:30AM... this morning when we got toned out for a house fire, which ended up being over 75% involved before 1st chief even got to the scene. We had no chance to save anything as the house ended up being a total loss.

-5:30AM... toned out as mutual aid to assist as a FAS Team for a 2nd alarm structure fire a few towns over.

-1130AM... re-kindle of the 2:30AM house fire.

-330PM... refuse fire along roadside, likely from a wrongfully disposed cigarette.

-355PM... mutual aid assist with a brush truck and tanker for a large brush fire in northern Broome county. 20 acres were burning at the time the call came in, and ended up burning just over 25 acres.

-430PM... brush fire with exposure behind a residence here in town. Burned a total of 3/4 acre, and was confined from spreading to any of the adjacent exposures. Yet another homeowner doing irresponsible burning, and was fined $250 for it.

Sandwiched between all this I had a Finance 311 test this morning, and a Management 311 test tomorrow morning that I need to study for. All in all, im tired.


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post Mar 25 2009, 08:50 PM
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QUOTE(LoganTyler @ Mar 25 2009, 09:12 PM) *
Busy, Busy day not just here in town, but Broome County as a whole. We had 6 fires today (2 working structures, a rekindle, a refuse fire, and 2 brush fires). Here's the breakdown...

-2:30AM... this morning when we got toned out for a house fire, which ended up being over 75% involved before 1st chief even got to the scene. We had no chance to save anything as the house ended up being a total loss.

-5:30AM... toned out as mutual aid to assist as a FAS Team for a 2nd alarm structure fire a few towns over.

-1130AM... re-kindle of the 2:30AM house fire.

-330PM... refuse fire along roadside, likely from a wrongfully disposed cigarette.

-355PM... mutual aid assist with a brush truck and tanker for a large brush fire in northern Broome county. 20 acres were burning at the time the call came in, and ended up burning just over 25 acres.

-430PM... brush fire with exposure behind a residence here in town. Burned a total of 3/4 acre, and was confined from spreading to any of the adjacent exposures. Yet another homeowner doing irresponsible burning, and was fined $250 for it.

Sandwiched between all this I had a Finance 311 test this morning, and a Management 311 test tomorrow morning that I need to study for. All in all, im tired.


Wow...that is a busy, busy day, especially that many fires in one day.

See ya jinxed yourself, saying it was quiet.

Thankfully all of our fires ranged from 1/4 to 2 acres.

To think this rain we will get, will only quiet the fires for a little, after the rain passes through, it will only take one day of sun, low humidity and low dew points to be back at it again. Until everything greens over, and my fellow brothers will agree too wink.gif .


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post Mar 25 2009, 09:14 PM
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QUOTE(gloryboy1417 @ Mar 25 2009, 09:50 PM) *
Wow...that is a busy, busy day, especially that many fires in one day.

See ya jinxed yourself, saying it was quiet.

Thankfully all of our fires ranged from 1/4 to 2 acres.

To think this rain we will get, will only quiet the fires for a little, after the rain passes through, it will only take one day of sun, low humidity and low dew points to be back at it again. Until everything greens over, and my fellow brothers will agree too wink.gif .


Yeah, call it a jinx and a half. 6 fires in 1 day is by far the most action I've ever witnessed for a single day in my 5 year tenure. We actually only average about 160 calls per year, but so far, with 3 months down, we are on pace for about 210-215 this year.

Kind of wishing this was the summer months so I wouldn't have to worry about a potential letdown in my course work at Binghamton U with all this added drama. That said, I'd rather be fighting a 25 acre brush fire and 2 structure fires on a day of 45-55 degrees with a breeze than on a day of 85-95 degree heat and humidity, you know what I mean ...laugh.gif


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post Mar 25 2009, 09:25 PM
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QUOTE(LoganTyler @ Mar 25 2009, 10:14 PM) *
That said, I'd rather be fighting a 25 acre brush fire and 2 structure fires on a day of 45-55 degrees with a breeze than on a day of 85-95 degree heat and humidity, you know what I mean ... laugh.gif


That I agree with.


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QUOTE(gloryboy1417 @ Mar 25 2009, 10:50 PM) *
Wow...that is a busy, busy day, especially that many fires in one day.

See ya jinxed yourself, saying it was quiet.

Thankfully all of our fires ranged from 1/4 to 2 acres.

To think this rain we will get, will only quiet the fires for a little, after the rain passes through, it will only take one day of sun, low humidity and low dew points to be back at it again. Until everything greens over, and my fellow brothers will agree too wink.gif .
Yeah i agree, some1 caled my dad and asked to burn again today, he said until we get at least 3/4 inch of rain no one will be burning (legally) even if we are not in a red flag warning(he is the chief and has been for like 12 or 13 yrs now). And that definately is a busy day.. but nothing when we had Ivan go through here, we had everything from water rescues, road closures, trees and telephone poles down to houses getting partialy washed away with rescue from a 2nd story window which is normally a creek thats about 25 feet below their 2nd story window. We had to do a staging area in our station and set up a large command post there. All the trucks were outside and we just brought the equipment in to refuel the portable pumps and other equipment. Public could walk in to our bays to report problems... we ended up doing over 180 calls in a 3 day weekend. Never want that again lol. THe pleasure of 160 calls a year.. the good old days ( mid 1990's when my dad was going through the ranks and had about 100 calls a year, now with our growth inthe lehigh valley we do about 250-300 a year.. then we also get the Hazardous Materials Bypass of the PA turnpike which is PA Route 33, and if anyone from the lehigh valley reads this, you can see what we deal with on a rare occasion like this past saturday.... an evacuation of a whole boro 5,000+ residents. I think by the time the next storm comes in we on the weekend we will be dealing with more dry conditions.


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Well it looks like we are not going to get much rain out of this! All the precip is to the NW of PA (the area that needs it) It looks like showers from here on out! This stinks i was really hoping for some good rains! Hopefully it enhances later tonight... The next chance comes in saturday to sunday. That looks to be our best chance of rain!


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QUOTE(so_whats_happening @ Mar 26 2009, 12:45 PM) *
Well it looks like we are not going to get much rain out of this! All the precip is to the NW of PA (the area that needs it) It looks like showers from here on out! This stinks i was really hoping for some good rains! Hopefully it enhances later tonight... The next chance comes in saturday to sunday. That looks to be our best chance of rain!

Yeah we had a light rain here around 900am and about a few sprinkles off and on... nothing to sopport theh dry conditions. FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA /
NORTHWEST...CENTRAL...AND SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY / DELAWARE /
AND THE EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND
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A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST LATER
TODAY. INCREASINGLY MOIST AIR AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM AND FAIRLY
LIGHT WINDS SHOULD KEEP ANY SIGNIFICANT FIRE DANGER TO A
MINIMUM. I have to disagree with this slightly as if someone is burning brush and a hot ember flies, if it is hot enough, it will start a fire since there was not much rain.


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The amount of rain i have had has been enough to wet the concrete... Which doesn't take much! The ground needs a good soaking to stay away from fire threats! Until then they need to stop downplaying the dryness! Its kinda sad when you have no leaves growing yet and it is almost april! Usually you have atleast one or two trees that start showing signs but none so far!


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Finally some relief falling from the sky.


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folks these little 1/4inch or less rains arent even going to put a dent in the drought considering we are now into spring and veggitation is beginning to sprout.

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post Mar 26 2009, 07:21 PM
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QUOTE(96blizzard22701 @ Mar 26 2009, 07:45 PM) *
folks these little 1/4inch or less rains arent even going to put a dent in the drought considering we are now into spring and veggitation is beginning to sprout.

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At least it gives us a break from Brush Fires for a little while.


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At least it gives us a break from Brush Fires for a little while.

I agree with that. The longer a drought continues the more problems we have down the road though. I had a brush pile I was finally able to get burned today after sitting for 4 months now! We really need a widespread 2-4 inches over a week or so period to really end it but I'm afraid were not going to get it dry.gif
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Here are some pics from the Brush Fire we had on Monday 3-23-09


This one shows how close to the garage it got.






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This one is a barn from the result of a brush fire. 3-14-09



yep that is me, applying foam.


Foam operation complete. Also note in the background, that pine tree did have its needles on it.



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Nice pics, we didnt have anything that got to any exposures... luckily, our biggest was 300X700 feet, also last night Washington Twp. Vol. Fire Co. had a working brush fire and chief 3851 got on scene and requested his brush truck to expedite followed by his pumper/tanker 3812 and he did a request for water from Lower Mt. Bethel for their tanker 2631. Also if the drought continues now and through the summer, the fall/autumn brush fire season is going to be 10 times worse... just looking at the possibilities down the road here... blink.gif


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