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San Gabriel Mountains - Fire Season

Postby johnm » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:14 am

Well the San Gabs are ablaze once again. Looks like the Azusa Canyon area with smoke very visible from Downtown Los Angeles.
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Postby Blackmouth » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:59 am

Here is a little more info for you that I copied and pasted from my work e-mail. This was issued a few hours before the Angelus Hwy Fire occured.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO 9 PM PDT
FRIDAY FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF LOS ANGELES...VENTURA...SANTA BARBARA...
AND SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES DUE TO LOW HUMIDITIES AND HOT TEMPERATURES...

...THE FLOW WILL BECOME WEAKLY OFFSHORE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY MORNING...

...PERIODS OF SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES ALSO EXPECTED FOR VALLEYS
AND DESERTS WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...

...TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO EXCEED 100 DEGREES IN SOME INLAND LOCATIONS ON WEDNESDAY...WITH TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT BECOMING
MORE WIDESPREAD ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY DURING THE PEAK OF THE HEAT WAVE.
DURING THIS TIME...WARMEST INLAND LOCATIONS WILL LIKELY SOAR AS HIGH
AS 106 DEGREES.

THE COMBINATON OF LONG DURATION SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES...HOT TEMPERATURES...AND CRITICALLY DRY FUELS HAS PROMPTED THE ISSUANCE OF THE RED FLAG WARNING FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA. HOT CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST ON SATURDAY...WITH SOME COOLING BY SUNDAY.
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Postby Luciano136 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:27 pm

Yeah, too bad that area is affected :(

On the other hand, the sunset on my bike ride last night was amazing!!
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Postby fossana » Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:53 pm

We hiked the Mt Wilson Trail last night (just to Manzanita Ridge). I didn't notice any hint of smoke in the air during the hike.
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Postby ksolem » Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:02 pm

Very smoky in Monrovia.
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San Gabriel mountains - fire season

Postby Cy Kaicener » Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:32 pm

There is a grey cloud over the Baldy area. This website has the details and the latest news.
http://sangabrielmnts.myfreeforum.org/F ... t1854.html
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Postby johnm » Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:30 am

Second fire reported above La Canada along the Angeles Crest Highway. Smoke Plume is again visible from downtown L.A.

Looks like weekend activities are probably shot unless you stay to the east.
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Postby Luciano136 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:41 am

johnm wrote:Second fire reported above La Canada along the Angeles Crest Highway. Smoke Plume is again visible from downtown L.A.


Noooo :( I really hope the forest in the higher hills isn't going up in flames!
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Postby Luciano136 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:10 pm

Anyone know how the air is in the Baldy area? I was thinking about a quick jaunt up the skihut trail Saturday but that might not be the best plan.
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Postby Sean Kenney » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:22 pm

Luciano,
The smoke seems to be pushing west from at least the La Canada fire. Just went outback to have a look. I'm not sure about the smoke from the Morris fire. It's looking gross here in the SFV. Hot and smokey. Hopefully by Saturday they'll have things knocked down and you won't have to worry.

This morning it looked like they had the La Canada fire out. It was clear and only a faint plume was rising from that area.
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Postby SpiderSavage » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:29 pm

It looks like the Morris fire is under control or mostly done.

The other fire on the Angeles Crest is winding down.

Should be fine by the weekend unless we get a new one. You can watch these links to see smoke coverage:

http://sat.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/shows ... vis&size=1

http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~obs/towercam.htm
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Postby johnm » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:31 pm

View for Mt. Wilson towards the La Canada fire:

http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~obs/towercam.htm#imagetop
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Postby friendowl » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:33 am

http://www.mtbaldy.com/web-cam.htm

smoke or no smoke im on my way up in about 30 minutes.....
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Postby fossana » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:14 am

Slightly off-topic, but there's a new fire on the E end of the Verdugos.
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Postby Steve Larson » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:33 pm

fossana wrote:Slightly off-topic, but there's a new fire on the E end of the Verdugos.


Uh-oh. That's my house. I'm in CO right now, looking for more info...
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