Whatever You Say, Smokey.... Source: cheezburger.com.. Haven't you ever heard of freezer burn? Same concept Smokey the Bear forest fires Weather
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User avatar #3 - thathorse ONLINE (02/05/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Haven't you ever heard of freezer burn? Same concept
#6 - timbox (02/05/2014) [+] (1 reply)
User avatar #4 - dedaluminus (02/05/2014) [+] (1 reply)
The fire danger can be very high even when it's raining. If there's enough dry fuel to get it going, it can dry out and then burn the fuel next to it as it goes. It'll proceed slightly slower, but you'll be surprised how quickly an average wood burn will dry out a damp stick. If there's an inversion layer, the heat can get trapped and make it go quicker. If the snow is deep on the ground, the dry tops of dead trees can light and jump from tree to tree. No matter what the weather is like, if the fire danger is high, don't light an outdoors fire unless you need to to survive. And even then don't be an idiot.
Source: I'm a wildland firefighter.
#28 - mrgoodlove (02/06/2014) [-]
They weren't wrong
#32 - sfoof (02/06/2014) [+] (1 reply)
And then that bulldozer blows up. Never doubt smokey.
User avatar #23 - colonelroymustang (02/06/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Welcome to Colorado. I don't think the fire danger has been below "very high" in like four years. We let our guard down once...
#14 - lankyman (02/05/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Smokey? Do you know where Bill is? We've been looking for him everywhere. Wait, where have you been with that shovel? Have you just come from the woods?
#8 - fefe (02/05/2014) [+] (11 replies)
it's because the snow is not water
User avatar #13 - IamSofaKingdom (02/05/2014) [-]
Fire danger for cars goes WAY up in cold weather.
#31 - fefe (02/06/2014) [-]
There are still wildfires during winter, depending on the dryness of the climate. I lived in alaska when i was younger and there were almost always wildfires going on any time of the year.
User avatar #27 - redstonealchemist (02/06/2014) [-]
Everything is ******* covered in snow.
how the donkey-raping ******** does that cause a wildfire?! like once something is on fire, it'll melt the snow and the snow will absorb the energy to the fire, therefore the fire will stop being fire
sorry for my english; i'm english
#22 - artvandelay (02/05/2014) [+] (3 replies)
The image editor on this site is not easy to use.
User avatar #17 - imagnetsux (02/05/2014) [-]
maybe they couldn't get to the sign.
#5 - fefe (02/05/2014) [+] (1 reply)
No you don't understand, the dryness associated with winter weather actually does increase risk of fires. Yes the fire scale is a weird one in that 1% is very low risk and like 9% is very high risk, Anything above that i believe they put something different on the sign i don't remember but there have been fires in worse weather than that.
User avatar #2 - mycathascancer (02/05/2014) [-]
#1 - fefe (02/05/2014) [-]
It's more complicated than that.
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