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#1 tinner OFFLINE  

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Posted September 04, 2011 - 06:49 PM

We've had 83 days of 100 degrees or better here in Central Texas this year. There's been streaks of 44 and 22 consecutive days above 100 and the last time it only got to 95 was in May. But good news is here today. We have a "COLD" front blowing through with 30 to 40 mile per hour winds, the only bad thing is it's making fires hard to fight. We've had nearly 4 Million acres burned so far this year. Thank God the closest to me has been about 5 miles away and was contained after burning about 500 acres.

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Posted September 04, 2011 - 07:08 PM

Glad it is cooling down for you folks down there. Wish you could get some moisture.

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Posted September 04, 2011 - 08:33 PM

Good to hear it's cooled off. Hope you continue to stay safe from the fires.

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Posted September 04, 2011 - 10:32 PM

Hope that is "relief" for you.

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Posted September 04, 2011 - 11:00 PM

This is 55 miles due south of me on State Highway 95 (Bastrop, Texas). So far they've lost 14,000 acres and 300 homes to this fire today.

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Posted September 04, 2011 - 11:50 PM

With those temps you may need to break out the winter coats

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 04:17 AM

Man,that don't look good.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 06:22 AM

I'm sorry the rain that came up the gulf didn't go west , you people really need that , Al

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 07:11 AM

Heres hoping you get some serious rain and soon. Doesn't the fall weather pattern normally bring some storms across the gulf and into your area? Those stats on temperature in your first post are pretty staggering!

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 07:26 AM

I didn't know about all the fires when I first started this thread. There are four major fires still burning this morning around Austin. It's going to be hard to stop the three largest ones. Bastrop is just southeast of Austin, it's the largest and in thick pine forest, the one in the Stiner Ranch area is in the hill country on the northwest side with lots of dry ceder trees and is very hard to fight, the one in Dripping Springs is also in a hilly area with lots of dry ceder trees. The winds have dropped down to around 10 mph which helps but are supposed to pick back up during the day. They need our prayers.

We usually get rain in Sept. and Oct. when tropical storms hit the Gulf Coast but we haven't seen anything yet. In the last 11 months I've gotten just a little over 2 1/2 inches of moisture. When I walk across my yard or pasture it sounds like I'm walking on corn flakes, crunch, crunch, crunch. It's 75 degrees this morning, that does feel good.

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Posted September 05, 2011 - 08:54 AM

I truly feel for you guys down there. As dry as it's been here, it's been NOTHING compared to what you're going through. Finally rained here & still sprinkling after 1/2". It's just 60F at almost 10am!




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