Sunday, July 01, 2012

Ozarks on fire

Aside from 1980 and 1998, this may be one of the more active wildfire seasons to begin so early in the summer in the Ozarks. The above photo was taken on Hwy 32 earlier this week where crown fires and 70 ft. flamelengths were reported. Obviously, lots of county issued burn bans, restrictions on fireworks use, and so forth...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Most Ozarkers remember the summer of 1980 & it's something we don't want to revisit.

Allison Vaughn said...

From what I understand, there was no break from the heat in 1980, with average nighttime lows at 86. And wind, unrelenting wind. Hoping for that break in the high pressure system that will give us average highs of normal ranges, and hopefully a popup thunderstorm like we have everyday in New Orleans growing up.