May 242014
 
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I haven’t posted for nearly a month. There are a couple of reasons for this. One is that dry, windy conditions just aren’t that interesting. Their normal for this time of year and we should expect it. Second, I have had a couple of long international trips in the last month. One for business. One for pleasure. I’m thinking about moving the blog to WordPress.com, or Wunderground.com. It would save me some money and time. We’ll see.

I thought about blogging about the Slide Fire over the last few days, but haven’t for two reasons. First, I drove to Phoenix for work on Tuesday night. So, I haven’t experienced the events related too it. It sounds quite uncomfortable. Ash falling from the sky and smoke filling your lungs must stimulate our most basic survival instincts. Second, I couldn’t make heads or tails out of what was really happening. A particular friend provided the clearest details. But, on Wednesday, I heard conflicting stories about Kachina Village all day long. As well, I couldn’t figure out where to point people for the best information on the fire. I’m still wondering today.

I think the Inciweb site for the Slide Fire is the most up to date, but even this morning the most recent update is 12 hours old. And, that update doesn’t add much information.

Good news, bad news. Good news, temperatures and winds have dropped while moisture has increased. Bad news, this could cause thunderstorms. These thunderstorms may produce lightning without much rain. That could cause more fires in the area.

Hats off to the teams fighting the fire. Seems like this could have been much worse. Their skill and courage protect us.

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