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Tue Oct 24, 2017, 05:36 PM

Before & After: How the vineyards acted as a firebreak in some areas.

Artesa winery is open and running again, so I drove up today to catch a photo from a vantage point I used a couple of years ago:






94* out here again today. Really thankful we got a good downpour of rain last week.


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Reply Before & After: How the vineyards acted as a firebreak in some areas. (Original post)
Adsos Letter Oct 2017 OP
mnhtnbb Oct 2017 #1
Adsos Letter Oct 2017 #2
mnhtnbb Oct 2017 #3
Adsos Letter Oct 2017 #4
Adsos Letter Oct 2017 #5
BigmanPigman Oct 2017 #6
Adsos Letter Oct 2017 #7
BigmanPigman Oct 2017 #8

Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 06:18 PM

1. Wow. What a difference. Spring in the first photo?

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 06:23 PM

2. I had to check.

It was the last day of January, this year. I remembered it being longer ago than that.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 06:26 PM

3. After or during the rainy season!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 06:41 PM

4. During.

We had a very wet winter and spring.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 07:08 PM

5. Another example

everything on those hills burned except the vineyards.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 08:28 PM

6. The whole state had about 150-200% the average rain totals

last year...even more than the predicted deluge of the El Nino the winter before. It caused so much new growth which eventually fueled the current fire season.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 08:40 PM

7. Yes, and an extended period of hot weather.

In NorCal, anyway.

It was 94* here today, and hotter down your way.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 08:47 PM

8. Yeah, they closed the schools without A/C again today

and SDG&E cut off power to the areas where the Santa Ana's were blowing the hardest to prevent sparks from causing fires. It is like a blow dryer outside. My classroom would often be 90+ degrees and I had to water mist my 6 year olds like they were house plants.

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