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Storm Cell forming picture of it
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Willy-N    Posted 06-24-2004 at 13:30:35       [Reply]  [No Email]

This is not big like the ones back east but out here where it is dry it is. It is still forming and there are a few more around me. Nothing right over head. They arew flying spotter planes around them watching for strikes right now along with the look outs. No rain in it just dry lightning and allmost 100 degs out too. This one might cause a few fires for us. Mark H.

Bob/Ont    Posted 06-24-2004 at 19:13:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Late afternoon there was a solid cloud cover with a level and even bottom just above where the big planes fly had a real heavy rain tonight Mark. Then after the rain the sun broke through and a rainbow with the strangest clouds I have ever seen. Hope you are okay tonight.
Later Bob

Willy-N    Posted 06-24-2004 at 19:57:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
So far over 20+ fires started small ones but a 40-60 ac one a mile from Canada no one is on yet allmost straite above me in timber they just found it. Mark H.

eg    Posted 06-24-2004 at 14:11:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
great photo!

Clod    Posted 06-24-2004 at 13:48:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Willy,,That looks like a regular old cloud there. Have you or anyone ever heard of a plane being struck by lightning? I noticed you mentionesd spotter planes looking for lightning.

Willy-N    Posted 06-24-2004 at 15:23:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well around here it isn't the spotters stay on the edge of it. I have heard of them being hit befor. As of right now we got 3 more fires there taking guys into from this cloud. Getting real interesting!! Mark H.

toolman    Posted 06-24-2004 at 13:53:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
they fly the spotter planes looking for lightning strikes clod, if they start any fires then they can get on them quick before they get to big, in the mountains the lightning usually strikes up high and it can smolder for days before becomming a raging fire, sometimes there aren,t any roads , they also use radar and lookout towers to watch for fires and strikes.

Clod    Posted 06-24-2004 at 15:00:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I was there in Wash state the 4th Infantry Division started most fires there.But we were kind enough to put them out. They need to install a big lighning rod on each mountain.Ben Franklin says they work fine. But Ben was a fool who flew kites in the rainstorms.He had a key tied on them to attract lightning. Like most brighter folks ,He was also somewhat foolish.

Bob/Ont    Posted 06-24-2004 at 19:08:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like an inventer to me Clod.
Later Bob

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