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A Quiet Year For Wildfires In The US So Far

November 3, 2014

By Paul Homewood  



So far this year, US wildfires have been well below the average of recent years, both in terms of number and acreage.

The National Interagency Fire Center has YTD statistics up to 10th October, with comparisons up to the same date for each year back to 2004. These show that this year and last have been the quietest in terms of numbers, while acreage lost this year is the lowest.






  1. John F. Hultquist permalink
    November 3, 2014 5:06 pm

    In the great State of Washington in the PNW of the USA — it has been, is, and will continue to rain for awhile. No wild fires here.
    Check the:
    03 November 2014 Mon 1630 UTC GOES-WEST Water Vapor Satellite Imagery

    The white you see is a stream of moisture coming at us from the Equator. Snow level is about 7,000 ft. with the Olympic Mtns. getting 4 – 5 inches of rain.

  2. Otter (ClimateOtter on Twitter) permalink
    November 3, 2014 11:52 pm

    Wish I could recall where I saw it, but someone recently claimed this had been a Massive year for acreage burned…. 6 million acres, I seem to recall.

    Typical liars.

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