Someone waters the flowers

An evening walk, with friends, through Pioneer Park. It was smokey, but at least the flowers were perky, if the walkers were not.

Fairbanks temps are going to hit 90F again on Tuesday, with a solid 88 degrees for the following day. The Shovel Creek Fire has gone over 12,000 acres, with 15% containment. It was so smokey on Sunday, that there was no air support for the firefighters due to the fact that the pilots could not see anything on the ground to dump water and/or retardant.

Some relief could be coming into the area on Thursday, with a possibility of rain, and a drop in temps back to 80. Thunderstorms are said to be part of the equation, but lightning is something no one in the Interior wants to see right now.

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Just a basic, down to Earth, laid back type of guy here, who loves the outdoors, the indoors, jazz on the turntable, a fire in the woodstove, the northern lights blazing across the sky, and the company of good friends. View all posts by icefogger

2 responses to “Someone waters the flowers

  • Pete

    There was a year I called the ‘year of fires’, when the Livengood fire that had the smoke-jumpers putting up shower heads around our cabins looks and sounds like the Hess creek fire. My daughter lives like you in Fairbanks and is waking up almost daily now with headaches from the smoke.

    Hopefully like you said the coming rain will help and if there is a strong wind to shift the smoke I am sure she would not complain.

    • icefogger

      I remember the bad fire year; Alaska had over 6 million acres burn. Unfortunately, we are keeping pace with that year state-wide. The past 4-5 days have been nasty, smoke-wise in the Fairbanks area.

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