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Western Wildfires Continue and Severe Storms Popping

11 Jun 2012, 12:31 pm

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Hello and happy Monday everyone, hope all is well. Thanks to North Forty News for the picture below of the High Park Fire in Colorado. Although the fire has consumed nearly 20,000 acres in north central Colorado, 15 miles west of Fort Collins. The latest update on the fire from inciweb.org had the fire growth high with some evacuations in order:

See HERE for more updates.

Smoke Seen From Space

Look at this NOAA satellite… note the smoke plume drifting northeast through SE Wyoming and into western Nebraska. This fires is being buffeted by strong winds, which will taper a bit today

Fire Photo

Here’s another shot of the smoke plume released by NASA, see more HERE:

High Park Fire, Colorado

 NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the High Park Fire in Colorado on June 10, 2012 at 2030 UTC (4:30 p.m. EDT) and captured this visible image of the thick pall of smoke blowing east, just north of Fort Collins.

 The fire is located about 15 miles west of Fort Collins, in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and the Pawnee National Grassland. The light brown colored smoke and the heat signatures from the fires were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies onboard Aqua. The image was created by the MODIS Rapid Response Team located at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

 The High Park Fire has already consumed 20,000 acres and continues to grow. The U.S. Forest Service reports that 250 people are currently fighting the fire. Evacuations have already taken place and more are under way. The U.S. Forest Service reports 18 structures were lost in the fire. For more information about evacuations, visit the Incident Response System website (http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2904/). For road closures in Larimer County, visit: http://www.co.larimer.co.us/emergency/emergency_detail.cfm?nam_id=85.

 For images and information on NASA’s coverage of wildfires around the world, visit NASA’s Fire page at: www.nasa.gov/fires. Images: NASA Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Text: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Rob Gutro

Fire Briefing

The National Weather Service out of Denver/Boulder CO put together a whole page about the fire… see HERE for the briefing.

Record Rain in Florida

How about that tropical deluge in Florida/Alabama over the weekend! Look at the picture below, note the guy floating in the flooded street! The National Weather Service out of Mobile/Pensacola shared some of the rain tallies below:

See HERE for more updates

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL

1045 AM CDT SUN JUN 10 2012

…RAINFALL TOTALS…

COCORAHS 24 HOUR TOTALS THROUGH 8 AM

MOBILE COUNTY

MOBILE 1.2 WSW………………4.90

MOBILE 2.6 WNW………………4.83

MOBILE 11.4 WSW……………..7.22

MOBILE 10.2 WSW……………..9.85

MOBILE 1.8 W………………..5.23

MOBILE 7.4 W………………..8.91

TILLMANS CORNER 4.3 WNW………6.70

BALDWIN COUNTY

ORANGE BEACH 3 ENE…………..9.05

ORANGE BEACH 1.3 E…………..9.02

BAY MINETTE 10.9 N…………..4.43

ORANGE BEACH 2.1 NE………….7.10

FAIRHOPE 1.5 WSW…………….3.41

ESCAMBIA COUNTY FLORIDA

GONZALEZ 2.1 E………………6.05

ENSLEY 2.1 ENE………………8.23

WEST PENSACOLA 10.9 SW……….21.70

BELLVIEW 1.7 NW……………..8.63

PENSACOLA 3.8 N……………..13.88

SANTA ROSA COUNTY

PACE 2.4 N………………….3.58

MILTON 10.9 SSW……………..14.42

 ASOS REPORTS (24 HOUR TOTALS MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT)

MOBILE(MOB)……………………..5.79

PENSACOLA(PNS)…………………..13.13 (2ND WETTEST DAY ON RECORD)

PENSACOLA(NPA)…………………..10.96

EVERGREEN(GZH)…………………..0.81

BROOKLEY(DTS)……………………2.86

DESTIN(DTS)……………………..1.35

CRESTVIEW(CEW)…………………..0.86

Additional Rainfall

This is the HPC 5 day rainfall forecast for the nation, which shows additional rainfall amounts getting close to 2″ for some of the same water-logged areas of the Southeast. There is also a streak of heavier rain across parts of the Northern Plains/Upper Mississippi Valley, which will likely come towards the end of the week.

Watching the Cold Front

A cold front sliding through the middle part of the county will do two things today… 1.) bring a strong to severe thunder storm potential to the Central/Southern Plains and also through parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley and 2.) Bring much cooler/drier air to the Northern Plains and Upper Mississippi Valley. Look at the 24 hour temp change map from earlier today behind the front.

Severe Threat Today

An ongoing line of showers and thunderstorms will continue moving through the Lower Mississippi Valley Region through the afternoon. Later afternoon/evening thunderstorms may also pop up along the tail end of the leading push of cooler air across parts of central and northeastern Texas.

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