Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wildfires in Texas

West Texas hasn't had actual rain in the last six months or so. Contrast that to my home state of Washington, which hasn't had an actual dry day in the last six months or so. Recently, Texas Parks and Wildlife posted this picture on their facebook page:

Shot of the fires on the night of April 9th from the catwalk of the 82" Otto Struve Telescope dome looking east. 107" Harlan J. Smith Telescope at left. (Credit: Frank Cianiolo/McDonald Observatory)
Wild fires have been a real problem during the last couple weeks. It hasn't been as bad in Midland as it has in other places, but one wildfire actual swept into the city proper before they got it under control.

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