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Inaccuweather [Feb. 9th, 2009|04:33 pm]
The American Caliban
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From an AP story about the Australian fires at http://wvgazette.com/News/200902090356 via zebulon_y:

hurr durr meterology

Oh, and we have chaparral, dude. With the SAME TREES.
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[User Picture]From: etb
2009-02-10 12:58 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: springheel_jack
2009-02-10 01:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, you know, you never have huge wildfires in Southern California, either. I can hardly remember that happening ever.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-02-10 01:24 am (UTC)
Or, you know, millions of acres of dead oil-soaked chaparral that they call "a bomb in landscape form."
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[User Picture]From: kafkateer
2009-02-11 01:28 am (UTC)

leave early or stay and defend

have you heard of this? seems like australia advises residents to be fire-prepared and trained to defend their homes, or to leave early. last-minute panic means your car melts to the canyon road:

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-wildfires3-2008aug03%2C0%2C1422284.story

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-firefighting13-2009jan13,0,2201880.story
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[User Picture]From: advorpt
2009-02-10 01:41 am (UTC)
That meteorologist needs to be FIRED.
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[User Picture]From: kafkateer
2009-02-10 02:13 am (UTC)
when i was living down there in lovely san bernardino county, nothing refreshed me more than those brisk, cooling zephyrs FROM HELL
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[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2009-02-10 02:46 am (UTC)
Perhaps they're trying to say that 80 - 100 degrees is cool compared to their winds...

But either way: LOLWUT
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