Yacolt Burn Drops to #2, After 112 Years!

The Yacolt Burn has been dethroned.

News just came in this evening that the Carlton Complex Fire has now surpassed the size of the great Yacolt Burn of 1902.  That was the fire that burned about 240,000 acres in just a day and a half during an east wind event.   It started near Carson (in the Gorge) and ended up quite close to Yacolt and Battle Ground just 36 hours later.

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243,000 acres is the current acreage of the complex up in northern Washington.

44 Responses to Yacolt Burn Drops to #2, After 112 Years!

  1. WEATHERDAN says:

    Hot weather ahead. Looks like Sunday-Friday Salem could be in the 90-95 degree range. About 3-5 degrees warmer than Portland which should be in the 87-92 range. As Mark mentioned last night this is because of the slight amount of marine air that nightly comes up the Columbia. It has been a very hot month in Salem. and only .46 inches of rain here this month. I wish we could have gotten more. 68 at 10:00 PM after a high of 81. Wall to wall sunshine today, no low clouds this morning. Peace.

  2. Tyler Mode says:

    Fog here in Battle Ground with a chilly low of 46.8.

  3. schmit44 says:

    7/24/2014 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:84 at CW3932 Central P(1290 ft) & CW6811 Grants Pa(947 ft)
    Low: 60 at EW3335 Jacksonvi(1390 ft) & HEPP(311 ft) & LAKE OWHEE AND O(2400 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:47 at MT HOOD TEST SIT(5400 ft)
    Low: 21 at DIMLKE (4726 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 49 degrees
    Lakeview, Lake C (79/30 ) (4734 ft )
    Beatty (76/27) (4320 ft)

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    1.51″ at LYNHART RANCH(4092ft)
    1.23″ at K7ZQU-7 Santiam(4790ft)
    0.77″ at TILLAMOOK(11ft)
    0.58″ at HEBOWX Mt. Hebo(3160ft)
    0.53″ at W7KKE-3 Road’s E(89ft)
    0.51″ at CEDAR(2220ft)

  4. Brian says:

    New record low in Redmond, Oregon this morning 33 deg. I love summers in central Oregon.

  5. pappoose in scappoose says:

    RECORD EVENT REPORT
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OREGON
    455 AM PDT THU JUL 24 2014

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?wfo=pqr&pil=RER&sid=PQR&version=0

  6. schmit44 says:

    7/23/2014 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:97 at LAKE OWHEE AND O(2400 ft)
    Low: 64 at BULLY CREEK RESE(2500 ft) & Pendleton Agricu(1487 ft) & Upper Speare(1834 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:50 at Lagoon(6370 ft) & SUMMIT LAKE(5600 ft) & Timberline Lodge(7001 ft)
    Low: 34 at Timberline Lodge (7001 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 42 degrees
    Lakeview, Lake C (79/37 ) (4734 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    2.09″ at TILLAMOOK(11ft)
    1.70″ at SANTIAM JCT.(3750ft)
    1.35″ at SOUTH FORK(2257ft)
    1.32″ at MEARES Cape Mear(1421ft)
    1.31″ at DW6052 Mosier(1375ft)

  7. paulbeugene says:

    Bit nippy out there this evening, clear skies with temps in mid 50s here in Eugene before 10pm. May end up with areas of fog and temps in mid-upper 40s in spots. Did not set a record low maximum today.
    It is now 34F at 7000′ at Timberline. Happy Halloween.

  8. Tyler Mode says:

    Here is a video (1080 available) from around 5:30 today as a heavy shower moved through Vancouver, near Minnehaha.

    Also, I noticed east of the Cascades, Spokane had a wind gust to 67 mph:

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=otx&sid=GEG&num=48

  9. Jason Hougak says:

    This rain should help west of the Cascades but all we need is low humidity and heat and this rain won’t do anything. We are like this due to our lack of low snowpack last winter. Need another 1998-99 season. Roads looked like you were driving down a bobsled course. Snowplows couldn’t move enough snow they needed the snowblowers to shoot the epic amount of wintery bliss out hundreds of feet away from the road… ahhh winter memories. I did catch a nice sunset against a thunderstorm last night NE of an ominous Mt Hood. I’ve got an antelope tag after 8 years in less than a month. Last time I bagged one and was rewarded by some eastern Oregon summer thunderstorms.

  10. Dave in SW PDX (235') says:

    Only 64°F for my high temp today, 18 degrees below average for this date. Quite a departure from normal. No rotation this afternoon, either… bummer.

    My own weather bias is a seasonal one – I like all the extremes!

    Peas.

  11. JERAT416 says:

    Is this rain putting out any fires yet?

  12. vernonia1 says:

    seems like some of those strays are soooo close…but not close enough 😦

  13. Lurkyloo says:

    Downpours and a stray near Rose City Park …

  14. David B. says:

    3:30pm on a July afternoon, moderate rain, and 59 degrees. Hasn’t been warmer than 61 since daybreak.

  15. 2 day rain total of 0.95″ as of 3pm. Shrubs and trees like it.
    Humid 62.5° with a DP of 57.

  16. WEATHERDAN says:

    60 with light rain this afternoon in Salem. .15 inches of rain today after .11 yesterday. Might set a new low maximum for the day. Feels wonderful because the heat is returning soon. Back to the 80,s on Friday and the 90,s over the weekend. This rain will perk up a lot of gardens and lawns including mine. Interestingly enough in the hot Summer of 2009 we had a similar rain situation in July. It was followed by a long hot heatwave. Maybe we will see another occurrence this year. Peace

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      You are a living, breathing warm bias. 🙂

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      Hey Mark, just delete my comment. Not sure why I ever even come over here. Catch ya later.

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      I don’t think Jesse wants to see a heatwave

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Peace.

    • Sifton says:

      Sounds like the man could use just a lil bit’ah sun!!

    • High Desert Mat says:

      I’m with you Jesse about the warm bias. Its getting so old. Dont leave tho, especially come Fall and Winter. Its fun to say a couple things together only to get people worked. Its so easy its silly. I mean come on, people lose their sense of humor so fast.

    • High Desert Mat says:

      Mark is a warm bias too but no one comes close to Dan the man. According to him there would be no way in this day and age that a high temp could be under 65 this time of year let alone an overnight low. Crazy how it has happened now.

    • High Desert Mat says:

      Malaysian airliner gets shot down. Peace

    • WEATHERDAN says:

      Thank you for your kind comments boys. I really do hope you have a great day Jessie, and you too Matt. Peace.

    • High Desert Mat says:

      And you as well Dan. Have a good night. Were just ruffling the feathers a little with boring summer weather going on. Peace

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Pea.

  17. dharmabum says:

    Over an inch of rain here at Barton already in just in 36 hours, I was delayed renting a backhoe because of unexpected repairs, boy am I glad! Now I should have easy ditching and digging through next week!

  18. vernonia1 says:

    miserable muggy & about 66 here.

  19. Tyler Mode says:

    Sitting at 58.6 right now which is my low so far for the day.

    I wonder if it’ll hold through midnight, if so, it’s extremely rare to have a low during the day in summer.

  20. David B. says:

    Heavy thunderstorm around 6AM here on Bainbridge Island, WA — so there’s activity to your north at least. Lots of rain, only a handful of thunderclaps.

  21. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Rotation it is!

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    330 AM PDT WED JUL 23 2014

    CONVECTION POTENTIAL FOR TODAY WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. HAVE KEPT A MENTION OF SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE AREA
    EARLY THIS MORNING. THOUGH LOOKING AT MODEL SOUNDINGS IT APPEARS THUNDERSTORM THREAT LOW. HOWEVER FOR THE AFTERNOON TO EARLY EVENING
    AS THE UPPER LOW NEARS THE AIR MASS DESTABILIZES…MORE TO THE NORTH
    PART OF THE CWA THAN THE SOUTH…CONVECTION BECOMES MORE LIKELY. MODEL SOUNDINGS HAVE -3 LIFTED INDEX OVER THE NORTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY
    AND 0 TO 2 LI OVER THE SOUTH VALLEY. CAPE VALUES AROUND 400-600 J/KG NORTH AND UNDER 100 J/KG SOUTH. EQUILIBRIUM LEVELS PEAK AT AROUND
    THE -30C LEVEL IN THE NORTH SO THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR FAIRLY DEEP CONVECTION FOR HAIL DEVELOPMENT. ALSO OF NOTE IS VERTICAL WIND SHEAR AHEAD OF THE TROUGH. CONVECTION DEVELOPMENT IN THIS ENVIRONMENT WILL
    BE LESS PULSE TYPE THUNDERSTORM AND BE LONGER LIVED. ALSO WITH A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE LINGERING JUST OFF THE SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON COAST THERE MAY BE A TENDENCY FOR SURFACE WINDS IN THE WILLAMETTE
    VALLEY AND ALONG THE LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER TO HAVE A BIT MORE OF A S TO SSE COMPONENT THAN OTHERWISE EXPECTED. COMBINED WITH WSW WINDS OF
    25 KT AT 900MB AND 40KT AT 500MB…A RAPIDLY STRENGTHENING UPDRAFT COULD ROTATE BRIEFLY. HOWEVER…CONFIDENCE IS VERY LOW IN THIS
    ACTUALLY OCCURRING SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE CWA…BUT IT WILL STILL BE WORTH MONITORING. THE MORE EXPECTED HAZARDS…GUSTY WINDS AND SMALL HAIL WERE ADDED TO THE THUNDER.

  22. Tyler Mode says:

    That’s not good! However, the Yacolt burn happened much more quickly!

    I see cells developing north of here along the Cascade foothills. Nothing here though.

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