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Postby fedak » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:32 am

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Re: Hwy 120 Closed in Groveland

Postby toxo » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:14 am

Great, today just keeps on delivering.
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Re: Hwy 120 Closed in Groveland

Postby Burchey » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:22 am

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Re: Hwy 120 Closed in Groveland

Postby Luciano136 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:42 pm

Does anyone know if the smoke reaches all the way to the east side? Was thinking about doing Conness but don't want to be breathing a bunch of smoke all day!
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Re: Hwy 120 Closed in Groveland

Postby fedak » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:53 pm

Not sure how far south it goes, but Tahoe and Carson Valley have heavy heavy smoke from that fire:

Here's Tahoe at the moment:
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Re: Hwy 120 Closed in Groveland

Postby Luciano136 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:01 am

Wow!
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Re: Hwy 120 Closed in Groveland

Postby Marmaduke » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:24 am

fedak wrote:Not sure how far south it goes, but Tahoe and Carson Valley have heavy heavy smoke from that fire:

Here's Tahoe at the moment:
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So big winds from the south, but where is he Lake? What is that one peak in the center of your photo? Asking just for reference regarding where this is exctly.
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Re: Hwy 120 Closed in Groveland

Postby edg » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:56 am

Satellite view of the smoke from today: http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/imagery/subsets/?subset=AERONET_Fresno.2013234.terra.500m

East side looks clear, at least for now.
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Re: Hwy 120 Closed in Groveland

Postby fedak » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:04 am

So big winds from the south, but where is he Lake? What is that one peak in the center of your photo? Asking just for reference regarding where this is exctly.


You are looking at the lake :)
The peak in the center is "Round Mound" near Zephyr Cove

Here's the view on a good day:

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Re: Hwy 120 Closed in Groveland

Postby fedak » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:13 am

Satellite view of the smoke from today


Blowin straight up to Tahoe and leaving everything else alone. Sigh. :(
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Re: Hwy 120 Closed in Groveland

Postby Marmaduke » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:20 am

Jeez, that's hard to believe. Thx fedak. I camp at Cherry Lake every year (Father's Day week) and a buddy of mine just got back. Probably 10 miles, at the most east of the fire, it must be really socked in. One of the roads the CDF is using is Cherry Lake Road for their staging.
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Re: Hwy 120 Closed in Groveland

Postby butitsadryheat » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:05 am

fedak wrote:
Satellite view of the smoke from today


Blowin straight up to Tahoe and leaving everything else alone. Sigh. :(


Isn' there also a fire just to the northwest of Tahoe? In/around Colfax? CZould that be the cause?
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Re: Hwy 120 Closed in Groveland

Postby fedak » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:25 pm

Yeah, the American Fire west of Tahoe has been blowing smoke into Tahoe for a week or two- but its the Yosemite blaze that is being blamed for bulk of the current haze.

Look at that sat map linked above- the smoke from that fire is also blowing north and thus it mostly isn't hitting Tahoe.
(And look at how much more smoke the Yosemite fire is generating compared to the other stuff that is burning)
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Re: Hwy 120 Closed in Groveland

Postby jibmaster » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:52 pm

Check out this site:
http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/
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Re: Hwy 120 Closed in Groveland

Postby fedak » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:52 am

The huge Rim Fire expanded by another 40,000 acres yesterday growing to over 105,000 acres in total size.
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