Tag Archives: 2015 Lookout

2015 Baptiste Lookout Duty–Journal 6

By | August 12, 2015

This was a day of fire……but it did not start out that way…… There was not a single cloud in the sky this morning…..after a day of cloud watching and a night of lightning watching. Besides our regular scans, lookouts scrutinize the places where we have observed lightning strikes. These areas receive extra attention for… Read More »

2015 Baptiste Lookout Duty–Journal 5

By | August 11, 2015

Radio traffic woke me up this morning earlier than usual because smoke jumpers on the Jumbo Fire worked into the night and started again early this morning. They reported finding a fire ring where they think the fire started meaning that the fire was probably human-caused. An investigation will follow. I heard that there were… Read More »

2015 Baptiste Lookout Duty-Journal 3

By | August 9, 2015

When the morning sun blasted into the lookout this morning, it seemed that today was going to be hot. When reporting the morning weather over the radio at 10:00, my temperature was 15 degrees warmer than yesterday. The Cirrus clouds in the blue sky indicate fair weather. There have been no recent lightning strikes in… Read More »

2015 Baptiste Lookout Duty

By | August 7, 2015

The wind whistles outside rattling the windows, shaking the structure, and whispering secrets to this old lookout that is my home for the next week. Dark grey clouds cover the sky in a persistent march from west to east. Occasionally, rain splatters against the west windows and bounces off the catwalk. This is an unusually… Read More »