Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino County LNU Complex Fires: Wind Complex Fire News, Smoke News & Fire Information


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 09 October 2017

 

 

Massive Napa-Santa Rosa Fire

INCEPTION
Sunday Evening, the 8th of October

Overnight 30 mph standing winds, with gusts to 50, blows firestorms into the massive "LNU MENDO, and WIND" Complex Fires.

 

POST-FIRE
UPDATES

CONSEQUENCES
FOR
CORRUPT
POLITICAL-BRIBING, FIRE-STARTING
CRIMINALS?

November 10, 2017

Legislator: If PG&E is at fault in NorCal fires, utility should be broken up,
Union Democrat, November 7, 2017.

 

 

 October 31, 2017

PG&E could pay dearly for North Bay fires, even if it followed rules,
SF Chron, October 30, 2017.

Hilarious. P, G, & E. bribes the politicians who make the "rules," the same bribed politicians who then appoint "regulators" who ignore their watered-down regulations. These are the same legislators who make laws declaring open corporate political bribery constitutes legal political "contributions."

This open, institutionalized political corruption is nothing less than the arrogance of greed. PG & E burns and blows up neighborhoods because of it. Our water is poisioned, we get served-up bad drugs, and every industrial food, health, and safety regulation has been gutted because of political bribery.

 

 

POST-FIRE
UPDATES

 

October 29, 2017

PGE PARASITES ENDANGER PUBLIC & BRIBE POLITICIANS
for
POWER and 
PROFITS

 

I Say...

Drain them of their
Criminally Corrupt Irresponsible Profits
then
Convert them into a Public Utility 

 

October 23, 2017

The Power companies Flex their Political Muscles:
We Blow Up & Die, We Burn & We Die & Then We Pay
 

 

 

LAST
Daily Fire Update

Thursday, October 19, 2017

 

LATEST
FIRE NEWS & CONTAINMENT
FIGURES

 

 

Observe The Fire & Smoke

Fire Map

Smoke from the Satellites

Today's Smoke Projection

Wind, Rain & Weather

 

 

 

Fire Information Resources

 

CalFire
All CalFire Incidents Information

 

 

Specific
CalFire
FIRE INCIDENTS

 

CalFire Incident Reports

Napa-Sonoma

Central LNU Complex:
Tubbs (Calistoga to Santa Rosa)

Pocket  (East of Asti) Fires.

 

Napa-Solano

Southern LNU Complex:
AtlasAdobeNunsPressley, and Patrick Fires.
(In & around Napa/Napa Valley).

 

Mendo County

Mendocino Lake Complex:
Redwood, Potter,
Sulphur Fires, Southeast of Willits

 

Sierra Foothills

Wind Complex:
Cascade, LaPorte
(NE of Yuba City),
McCourtney and lobo Fires West of Nevada City.

 

Ice Fire (FED): Ice House Road & Reservoir N of Ice House intersection, Hwy 50. Table Fire (FED).

 

 

FIRE MAP
Keeping Score

Too many players on the Field, We Need a Fire Map

CALIFORNIA
BIG LINKED CalFire Statewide Fire Map

 

 

Fire Satellite

IR Fire Satellite View: Extent of North Ca Fires

All Fire Satellites

 

Smoke Views from Space

Observe the Current Smoke Conditions
(Today, Black & White)

Visible SF Bay Area

Best Visible Satellite
Sierra Nevada Visible Satellite

 

 

Observe the Vast Smoke Plume
(Detailed Color-Yesterday)

MODIS Fire & Thermal Anomalies

Most pushed into the Pacific, so far..(9-10th),
now with regional dense coverage.

 

More Satellite Views 

GOES-16 by RAMMB 

Space Science & Engineering Center
GOES EAST, WEST, & 16

 

All Satellite Views;
The High Siera Backpacker's Weather Page

  

SMOKE & HEALTH INFORMATION

Smoke Information
California Smoke Information

  

Air Quality

Air Now

 

 

FIRE & SMOKE PROJECTIONS
BlueSky Daily Runs

CA/NV 2-km 72 hr forecast

All BlueSky Daily Runs

Pick Region & Time, Click, "MAP."

 

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WEATHER 
WIND & RAIN FORECASTS

Graphical Interface
Seven Day Wind Forecast

Graphical Interface
Seven Day Rain Forecast
Including
High/Low Temps, Probability of Rain, with Smoke, Rain, and Snow

Animation
Seven Day Rain Forecast

Rain Charts
Seven Day Rain Forecast

Ground Reporting Stations
REAL TIME WINDS
MESOWEST NORTH
All Ground Reporting Stations with & w/o wind reports

 

The High Sierra Backpacker's Weather Page

 

Next Forecast Rain:

updated 10-17
RAIN
8 am Thursday the 19th to 8 pm Friday the 20th.
(I'm skeptical. But I've been wrong before...)

 

updated 10-16 
RAIN FORECAST DELAYS RAIN ARRIVAL:
(Wed afternoon to Sat morn.)

North Bay
To be touched by Light Rain:

12 midnight, beginning the day of Saturday, October 21.
Less than 12 hour period of very light regional (North Bay) rain forecast.

It looks like onshore winds could start kicking up on Tues & Wed, Oct 17 & 18, and will be running onshore by Thurs, Oct 19.
See the Nor Pac Animated Surface Map

 

updated 10-14
Light Rain, 4 pm Wed, Oct 18, 2017



updated 10-12
Light rain, 10 pm Wed, Oct 18, 2017.

 

Rain & Wind Forecasts

Where's the Rain-Moisture right NOW
NESDIS TPW USA
Total Precipitable Water

 

All Weather Observing-Forecasting Resources

US Hazard Map & Local NWS Hazard Reports

 

Observations

RAMB
SATELLITE LOOP OF THE DAY

Nor Cal Fires, Oct 10.

All Goes 16 Imagery

 

NASA OBSERVES

Taking Stock of a Smoky Fire Season,
NASA Earth Observatory, October 10, 2017.

This is our second smoke incident this Summer & Fall.
The Smokes of Mordor cover West N America, again... previous incident:

Calendar, August 30 to September 5  

 

 

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FIRE NEWS
&
UPDATES

FRIDAY MORNING 
October 20 

 California Statewide Fire Summary
Friday, October 20, 2017


42 Fatalities (-)

15,000 Evacuees (unch)

10,000 Firefighters (unch)

9 Large Wildfires (unch)

240,000 Acres Burned (unch)

7,7900 Buildings Burned (+800)

45 still missing from initial firestorms?

See
Yesterday's Containment Figures for links to all current reports

 

 

THURSDAY MORNING 
October 19 

Containment Approaches-Recovery Phase Begins

LAST UPDATE
OCTOBER 19, 11:27 PDT

Rain Approaches

 

Sonoma County in final stretch of firefight as most large evacuation orders lifted,
Press Democrat, October 19, 2017.

 

THURSDAY MORNING 
October 19 

 California Statewide Fire Summary
Thursday, October 19, 2017


42 Fatalities (-)

15,000 Evacuees (-7,000)

10,000 Firefighters (-1,000)

9 Large Wildfires (-4)

240,000 Acres Burned (+35,000)

6,900 Buildings Burned (+1,200)

45 still missing from initial firestorms? (-55?)


Overall weather conditions in Northern California will remain cooler as a light storm system moves into the region bringing rain in some areas in the late hours and overnight

Yesterday

 

THURSDAY MORNING
October 19

FIRE FACT
&
CONTAINMENT FIGURES

10:55 am


Central LNU Complex

Tubbs             92%     (+1)

Pocket            73%     (+10)

 

 

Southern LNU Complex

Atlas             85%    (+8)


Nuns
&
Adobe 
&
Pressley
&
Patrick
          82%     (+2)

(Reporting Overall containment today at  83%)

 

 

Mendocino Lake Complex

Redwood-Potter       85%     (+10)

Sulphur                    96%      (+4)

 

Yesterday 

 

Fact Sheets

Central LNU Complex Incident Update

Southern LNU Complex Incident Update

Mendo-Lake Complex Incident Update

 

Yesterday's Fact Sheets

 

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 WEDNESDAY MORNING 
 October 18 

Approaching Containment
Mendo Evacuations Lifting

 

Death toll hits 42 in Wine Country as firefighters hope for rain,
Cooler weather should help crews continue their march toward full containment,
Mercury News, October 18, 2017, 10:48 am.

 

Live updates: Poor air prompts postponement of Fire and Life Safety Day in Napa,
SF Crate, October 18, 2017, 10:47 am.

 

  WEDNESDAY MORNING 
October 18

California Statewide Fire Summary
Wed, October 18, 2017


42 Fatalities (+1)

22,000 Evacuees (-12,000)

11,000 Firefighters

13 Large Wildfires (+1)

210,000 Acres Burned (-35,000)

5,700 Buildings Burned

100 still missing from initial firestorms? (-100)

Yesterday

 "Weather conditions this week will continue to help in the containment progress. In fact, light rain in Northern California is forecast for Thursday night."

 

Wind & Rain Forecasts

 

 WEDNESDAY MORNING
October 18

FIRE FACT
&
CONTAINMENT FIGURES

10:55 am


Central LNU Complex

Tubbs        91%    (+9)

Pocket       63%    (+5)

 

 

Southern LNU Complex

Atlas        77%     (YESTERDAY)


Nuns
&
Adobe 
&
Pressley
&
Patrick
     80%     (+20)

(Reporting Overall containment today at  83%)

 

 

Mendocino Lake Complex

Redwood-Potter     75%    (+15)

Sulphur                  92%     (unchanged)


Yesterday

 

Fact Sheets

Central LNU Complex Incident Update

Southern LNU Complex Incident Update

Mendo-Lake Complex Incident Update

 

yesterday

 

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TUESDAY MORNING 
 October 17 

New fires break out in California as wine country fires dim,
AP, October 17, 2017, 11:29 am.

 

Cleanup From California Fires Poses Environmental and Health Risks,
NYT, October 16, 2017.

 

 TUESDAY MORNING 
 October 17 

California Statewide Fire Summary
Tuesday, October 17 

41 Fatalities

34,000 Evacuees  (-6,000)
"but many of the evacuation orders are being reevaluated"

11,000 Firefighters

12 Large Wildfires (-2)

245,000 Acres Burned (+32,000)

5,700 Buildings Burned

100 still missing from initial firestorms? (report)

Yesterday's Summary

 

 

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TUESDAY MORNING 
10:00 am

CONTAINMENT
 Sonoma, Napa, & Mendocino Counties Fires & Containment Figures

Central LNU Complex

Tubbs      82%    (+12)

Pocket    58%     (+33)

 

Southern LNU Complex

Atlas      77%    (+37)


Nuns
&
Adobe 
&
Pressley
&
Patrick
      60%    (-8)

 

Mendocino Lake Complex

Redwood-Potter     60%    (+10)

Sulphur                   92%    (+7)


Yesterday's containment figures

TUESDAY MORNING 
October 17, 11 am

 FIRE FACTS

 CALFIRE OFFICIAL UPDATES

 

 Mendo-Lake Complex
Mendo & Lake Counties

UPDATE
61% CONTAINED

Fact Sheet
Tuesday Morning

Mendo-Lake Incident Report

 Significant progress towards containment continues throughout both fire areas.
Firefighters will continue to mop up and patrol the Sulphur Fire with suppression repair still expected to begin on Monday.

 

 

Wind Complex
Sierra Foothills

FINAL UPDATE
(YESTERDAY, OCT 16)

92% CONTAINED

Final Fact Sheet
Sunday Evening

Wind Complex incident report

Yesterday:
All Evacuation Warnings Lifted
CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 2 will transition the fires within the Wind Complex to the local Units tomorrow and this will be the final update.

 

 

Southern LNU
Napa-Sonoma

UPDATE
68% CONTAINED

Fact Sheet 
Last Available
Monday Morning

Incident Report 

 A Red Flag Warning, due to high winds and low
humidity, will remain in effect throughout much of today. Firefighters continue to strengthen perimeter control lines, provide structure defense and engage in tactical patrol.

As some residents are allowed to return to their homes, please drive carefully as emergency personnel are still working throughout the fire area.

Still various Mandatory Evacuation areas in Napa County.

  

 

Central LNU
Sonoma-Napa

Fact Sheet
Tuesday Morning

Tubbs, Pocket, Nunns & Oakmont Fires still progressing.
Still Evacuations in Napa County.

Total Containment

Tubbs Fire: 70%
Pocket Fire: 40%
Nuns Fire:  50%

Central LNU incident report 

Still Mandatory Evacuations in Napa County areas

 

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October 16
 

MONDAY AFTERNOON

October 16

The latest on California wildfires: About 100 people still reported missing in fires,
Tahoe Daily Tribune, October 16, 2017, 2:55 pm.

 

California firefighters say they finally ‘turned a corner,'
AP, October 16, 2017.

Also see
Saturday Night weather note

 

 

MONDAY MORNING

California Statewide Fire Summary
Monday, October 16, 2017

41 Fatalities

40,000 Evacuees

11,000 Firefighters

14 Large Wildfires

213,000 Acres Burned

5,700 Buildings Burned

200 still missing from initial firestorms?

Yesterday's Statewide Fire Survey 

 

October 16

FIRE NEWS

11:30 am

Weather Relief

Better weather helps battle against California wildfires, but new tragedy strikes,
SF Chron, October 16, 2017.

Also see
Saturday Night weather note

Wind, Rain & Weather

 

General Fire Update 

Death toll in wine country fires rises to 41 as driver of water truck dies in rollover accident,
LAT, October 16, 11 am.

 

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MONDAY MORNING

  8:50 am

Sonoma, Napa, & Mendocino Counties Fires & Containment Figures

Central LNU Complex

Tubbs       70%    (+10)

Pocket      25%    (+20)

 

 

Southern LNU Complex

Atlas       40%    (-10)


Nuns
&
Adobe 
&
Pressley
&
Patrick
       50%    (+25)

 

 

Mendocino Lake Complex

Redwood-Potter       50%    (+15)

Sulphur                     85%    (+10)

 

Yesterday's Containment

 

CalFire Reports

 

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MONDAY MORNING 
October 16

10 am

FIRE FACTS

 CALFIRE OFFICIAL UPDATES

 

 Mendo-Lake Complex
Mendo & Lake Counties

UPDATE
47% CONTAINED

Fact Sheet
Monday Morning

Mendo-Lake Incident Report

Significant progress towards containment continues throughout both fire areas.
Firefighters will continue to mop up and patrol the Sulphur Fire with suppression repair still expected to begin on Monday.

 

 

Wind Complex
Sierra Foothills

FINAL UPDATE
96% CONTAINED

Fact Sheet
Sunday Evening

Wind Complex incident report

All Evacuation Warnings Lifted
CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 2 will transition the fires within the Wind Complex to the local Units tomorrow and this will be the final update.

 

 

Southern LNU
Napa-Sonoma

UPDATE
68% CONTAINED

Fact Sheet 
Monday Morning:
Not updated for Tuesday

Incident Report 

 A Red Flag Warning, due to high winds and low
humidity, will remain in effect throughout much of today. Firefighters continue to strengthen perimeter control lines, provide structure defense and engage in tactical patrol.

As some residents are allowed to return to their homes, please drive carefully as emergency personnel are still working throughout the fire area.

Still various Mandatory Evacuation areas in Napa County.

  

 

Central LNU
Sonoma-Napa

Fact Sheet
Tuesday Morning

Tubbs, Pocket, Nunns & Oakmont Fires still progressing.
Still Evacuations in Napa County.

Total Containment

Tubbs Fire: 82%  (+12)
Pocket Fire: 58%  (+18)
Nuns Fire: 68%    (+18)

Central LNU incident report

Still Mandatory Evacuations in Napa County areas

 

Yesterday's Fire Facts

  

 

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SUNDAY MORNING 
October 15

Calistoga, Santa Rosa & Napa evacuations lifted.

 

SUNDAY MORNING

10:00 am


Central LNU Complex

Tubbs      60%   (+16)

Pocket      25%   (+20)

 

 

Southern LNU Complex

Atlas        56%     (+16)


Nuns 
&
Adobe 
&
Pressley 
&
Patrick
         25%     (+15)

 

 

Mendocino Lake Complex

Redwood-Potter     35%   (+15)

Sulphur                  75%     (+10)

 

Yesterday's Containment Figures

CalFire Reports

 

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October 14

SATURDAY EVENING

When Will the Fire Threat Diminish? 
When it Rains

10:22 pm Saturday Night

The only  thing that is going to extinguish this Fall's fire season is rain. Right now, vast areas of California and the West are suseptible to catastrophic fire until the first rains of Fall fall.

The rain predicted above on Oct 18 is now contradicted by the latest models, indicating dry conditions through the 18th, but at least the winds are forecast to calm down over the next two days from the 14th to 16th.
Maybe that calming will be enough of a break to allow the forces of human fire suppression to dominate over the fundamental force of Fire that's loose in the fields, valleys, and mountains now. Man can only depend on himself, if that, now that we've whipped Nature into a fiery frenzy.

 

Saturday Night Wind Forecast

Light-moderate overnight winds forecast overnight Saturday through all day Sunday diminishing to a forecast period of calm Sunday evening & overnight, through all day Monday. Light winds forecast to pick up again Monday evening.

Firefighters may have a chance to advance further over the next two days if these forecasts are correct.

 The Future
Wind Forecasts

Storm Coming?

The Weather Page

 

Ground Reporting Stations
REAL TIME WINDS
MESOWEST NORTH
All Ground Reporting Stations with & w/o wind reports

 

Wildfires, now up to 100 miles wide, threaten more wineries,
AP, October 14, 2017, 6:10 pm.

 

October 14
SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Wildfires continue to spread, destroy homes; death toll climbs to 38,
Mercury News, October 14, 2017, updated @ 3:49 pm.

 

CALFIRE
Statewide Fire Summary

all state fires

 LNU-Wind Complex Fires
Damages

35 Fatalities

100,000 Evacuees

10,000 Firefighters

5,700 Buildings Burned

200 still missing from initial firestorms?

 

 The Future
Wind Forecasts

 

LIVE UPDATES: Homes burning 1.5 miles from Sonoma Plaza; mandatory evacuation order Saturday morning for Highway 12 in Santa Rosa; fire toll 35,
Press Democrat, October 14, updated 1:31 pm.

 

October 14
SATURDAY MORNING

Live fire updates: 100,000 people evacuated as 10,000 firefighters battle blazes,
Sac Bee, October 14.

 

 CALFIRE OFFICIAL UPDATES

FIRE FACTS

Wind Complex Fires Approaching Control
 STILL DANGEROUS 
Wind Complex Fact Sheet,
10/14/17 6:30 AM

Wind Complex incident report

 

 

Southern LNU Complex Fire 
VERY DANGEROUS
Incident Update
 
Mandatory Evacuations in Napa, Sonoma, & Solano Counties,
Extensive Road Closures 
10/14/17 7:00 AM 

Southern LNU incident report

 

 

Central LNU Complex Fire
VERY DANGEROUS
AM Fact Sheet

Tubbs, Pocket, & Nunn Fires 
Mandatory and Advised Evacuations in Napa & Sonoma,
Extensive Road Closures. 
Status as of 7 am October 14

Central LNU incident report

 

Yesterday's Fire Containment

 

The trajectory of winds & their velocities will determine the trajectory of Fires & their Smoke.

Wind Forecasts

 

 Weather & Fire: 
Where the Winds, Rain, and the Fires Go.

 

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Observe The Fire & Smoke

Fire Map

Smoke from the Satellites

Today's Smoke Projection

Wind, Rain & Weather

 

 

October 14
SATURDAY MORNING

9:50 am

Sonoma, Napa, & Mendocino Counties Fires & Containment Figures

 

Central LNU Complex

Tubbs     44%   (+19 %)

Pocket      5%    (+0 %)

All CalFire Reports

 

 

Southern LNU Complex

Atlas       45%   (+18 %)

merged:

Nuns
&
Adobe
&
Pressley
&
Patrick
      10%   (+0 %)

 

  

Mendocino Lake Complex

Redwood-Potter  20%   (+10 %)

Sulphur               65%   (+10 %)

 

Yesterday's Containment Figures

CalFire Reports

 

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FRIDAY AFTERNOON
October 13

Why the 2017 fire season is shaping up to be one of California’s worst,
LA Times, October 13, 2017.

Also see, "Where the Winds, Rain, and the Fires Go."

 

California governor responds to deadly wildfires from afar,
AP, October 13, 2017.

 

 

NOON FRIDAY
October 13

Increasing winds forecast for Fire Zones this evening, to mid-20 mph range through AM Saturday. Very dangerous.

Wind Forecasts

 

 

FRIDAY MORNING
October 13
Fire Status Reports

10:46 am

Sonoma, Napa, & Mendocino Counties Fires & Containment Figures

 

Central LNU Complex

Tubbs     25%

Pocket     5%

CalFire Reports

 

Southern LNU Complex

Atlas         27%

Nuns          5%

Adobe        1%

Pressley    10%

Patrick       18%

CalFire Reports

 

Mendocino Lake Complex

Redwood                 10%

Redwood-Potter      10%

Sulphur                    55%

CalFire Reports

 

CalFire Statewide Linked Fire Map

All Fire & Smoke Resources

 

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FRIDAY MORNING
October 13

7:20 am, AP

The Latest: Some gains made against California wildfires,
AP, October 13, 2017.


Weary Californians try to find all that’s lost as fires rage,
AP, October 13, 2017.

 

 

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THURSDAY EVENING

October 12

NASA Imagery

Santa Rosa Scarred by Fire,
NASA Earth Observatory, October 13, 2017.

 

 

October 12

Reflecting on this Weather Disaster

The Changing Nature of California's Weather Hazards & Hazard Reporting

Could the Northern California Wildfires Have Been Prevented Using Preemptive Power Outages and High-Resolution Weather Forecasts?
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate, October 12, 2017.

 

 

The Northern California Fires: Driven by the Diablo Winds That Were Predicted Days Before,
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate, October 12, 2017.

 

 

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THURSDAY NOON
October 12

Sonoma-Mendo Updates to 12:36 pm

Mandatory evacuations in east Sonoma,
Press Democrat, October 12, 2017.

 

 

October 12

Thursday @ High Noon

Two Things to Think About

Did PGE improper power line maintenance cause the fire?

Wine Country fires: Gov. Brown vetoed 2016 bill aimed at power line, wildfire safety,
Mercury News, October 11, 2017.

Who is Jerry Brown?
Jerry works for his bribers. We burn again...

 

Did the Early Warning Text System fail?

 

GOOD NEWS
sunrise
THURSDAY MORNING
Calistoga Survives!

Forecast overnight increase in wind & gusts that triggered yesterday's evacuation of Calistoga did not materalize. Threats of Calistoga burning down under last night's (Wed Night) expected heavy winds did not come to pass.

 

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THURSDAY MORNING
October 12 

Story below
UPDATED

10 am 

LOOKING AHEAD

Where the Winds, Rain, and the Fires Go

Everyone in Northern California, especially firefighters and anyone near these epic fires, is very concerned about the upcoming potential for spreading fire and smoke. We've listed the best fire information resources available, above. We have two particular resources for tracking and predicting fire and smoke flows.

The first and most fundamental are the Surface Map Forecasts. It is the movements of great expanding and contracting parcels of air driving the winds driving the fire and smoke.

These maps hold the key to fire & smoke evolution.

All US Surface Maps

US Animated Seven Day Surface Map

Especially Important

North Pac 14 Day Surface Loop

The movements and evolution of Highs & Lows produces the winds and storms we experience.

Graphical Interface
Wind Forecasts  

Animation
Seven Day Rain Forecast

Rain Charts
Seven Day Rain Forecast

This weather information above is used by professionals to forecast fire and smoke movements. The Forest Service has the best smoke model I've found, followed by the best Satellite View of smoke, below.

FIRE & SMOKE PROJECTIONS
BlueSky Daily Runs

PACIFIC

These resources are also linked to above, in our "Fire Information" section, along with other valuable fire, weather, & smoke resources, but I thought I'd highlight these particular resources here & now for most effective use.

Best View of Smoke

MODIS Fire & Thermal Anomalies

 

Also see the Wind and Rain Forecasts, above.

 

9 am 

Roundup of California fires: Details, maps, other information,
Sac Bee, October 11, 2017.

 

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WEDNESDAY
October 11

10 pm
Update

Northern California fire deaths now 23; 5 arrested for suspected looting in Sonoma County,
Press Democrat, October 11, 2017.

 

 

Fire Spreading

Thousands more evacuated as Wine Country blazes spread and firefighters dig in,
SF Crate, October 11, 2017.

 

 

17 Dead, 560 Missing

Wine Country fires: Sonoma County sheriff cites 560 missing, fears death toll will rise,
October 11, 2017.

 

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TUESDAY
October 10

New World Weather

Firestorms

‘Dice was really loaded’ for wildfires exploding in California, experts say,
Sac Bee, October 10, 2017.

 

 

MONDAY 
October 9

The "Other" Fires

West Sierra Flank & Foothills

Wildfires burn homes, scorch thousands of acres in Yuba, Butte, Nevada counties,
Sac Bee, October 9, 2017.

 

 

MONDAY 
October 9

Background
The Perfect Storm

What fueled Wine Country’s infernos?
Mercury News, October 9, 2017.

 

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Friday
October 6
CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE

With an almost praeternatural anticipation, CAL FIRE released
this Warning on the Friday before the fires broke out on Sunday:

"The second week in October (8-14) marks Fire Prevention Week and this year’s theme is “Every Second Counts – Plan 2 Ways Out!” Take time now to create an escape plan with your family and practice that plan twice a year. Knowing what to do and where to go can save precious seconds, helping you and your family escape safely without tragedy." 

The Backpacker Level of Readiness

This advice especially applies to backpackers. We should always have a fire plan, a plan that brings us from meadow to meadow and lake to lake away from any potential oncoming fire path. Getting to the safest positon to hunker-down in when the fire comes through is our goal, if we cannot keep ourselves out of its path.

The Backpacker at Home

Reciprocially, as logical, observant backpackers we already have our home escape backpacking gear & our domestic emergency escape plans in place.  

 

 

All High Sierra Fire & Smoke Information

Weather Hazards

 

 

October 2017 High Sierra Trail News 

 

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We offer valuable Trail Guide, Skills, Weather, News and Analysis.

My goal is to get you out to see your natural and social potential. Help me keep this unique resource accessible and expanding towards its potential. We've a lot of miles to cover ahead...

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I am currently working towards publishing the completed guide between Tahoe & Yosemite as an e-book, while converting this "blog" to a fine magazine format. You will like the results! Help Tahoe to Whitney reach its potential!

 

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