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2011 June 29 — Why Now?
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WWC Group D Games

World CupFrom FIFA’s official site: it’s Brazil 1-0 Australia and Norway 1-0 Equatorial Guinea in the first round of play in Group D.

ESPN has the replay on the ‘Net.

June 29, 2011   Comments Off on WWC Group D Games

Las Conchas Wildfire – Day 3

Las Conchas WildfireContainment has started, and while the fire didn’t spread, it is burning actively within its perimeter. To better handle the fire, operations are being split into northern and southern operations, and an Area Command Team brought in to coordinate.

As a result of the 2000 Cerro Grande Fire, a controlled burn that got out of hand, LANL has taken major measures to control and combat fire on the facility, as has the city of Los Alamos. The climate conditions that led to this fire didn’t happen overnight, and people have been anticipating that a fire would erupt at some point.

Update: They hadn’t yet updated the size of the fire at this morning’s briefing. The fire grew by about 8800 acres.

Information from the current Las Conchas Wildfire InciWeb Page

  • Date Started: 6/26/2011
  • Location: Jemez Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest; approximately 12 miles southwest of Los Alamos off NM 4 at mile marker 35, New Mexico
  • Cause: Unknown – under investigation
  • Size: 69,555 acres [109 miles² 281 km²] based on infrared data
  • Percent Contained: 3%
  • Injuries to Date: 0
  • Residences: 12 destroyed
  • Number of Personnel: Approximately 341 including 3 hotshot crews and 9 hand crews
  • Equipment: 4 dozers, 12 engines
  • Aircraft: 5 helicopters
  • Incident Commander: Joe S. Reinar, Type I Incident Management Team

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Tropical Storm Arlene – Day 2

Tropical Storm ArlenePosition: 21.5N 96.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [110 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 996 mb.

Currently about 90 miles [145 km] East-Northeast of Tuxpan, Mexico.

The storm has started to move again, and the outer bands are already affecting the coast. It is a large storm, and it is possible that South Texas will get some rain from the outer bands.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of Mexico from Barra de Nautla northward to La Cruz.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of Mexico from La Cruz northward to La Pesca and from Palma Sola southward to Veracruz.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

June 29, 2011   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Arlene – Day 2