Anybody who is sending rain, don't forget us here in NM. We haven't seen rain here for 3 weeks, and then it was a 5 minute sprinkle. In the southern part of the state, the fire in the Gila is approaching 300K acres and heavy winds, low humidity and no rain in the forecast.
*edit* Just heard that another fire, near Ruidoso in southern NM had grown from 2K acres yesterday to over 10K and has destroyed more than 20 homes.
Last edited by Chuck58; 06-10-2012 at 02:01 PM.
The Little Bear Fire, near Ruidoso, is now pushing 30,000 acres. It's tripled in size since yesterday. At least 36 homes gone and it's entered a subdivision according to the news. So far, zero containment due to high winds. Several thousand people evacuated and a couple of towns in its path on alert for possible evacuation.
Severe T-Storms firing up due East of us and drifting in my direction.
No idea if they'll hold together though...
I have not seen rain for at least 90 days or longer and we had a very dry winter.
Six drops on our windshield while we were going to town yesterday. Exactly six drops. Wife and I both counted them.
In southern NM, the Little Bear fire near Ruidoso is 35% contained. Thanks to lower temps and higher humidity, it's slowed down some. So far, they've lost at least 244 homes leaving hundreds homeless, and that number is sure to rise. Those homes were in subdivisions some distance from Ruidoso.
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