Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday, July 19 2017: #DetwilerFire Smoke in California/Nevada

Smoke from the #Detwilerfire followed the a similar pattern as yesterday, only there was (much) more of it.

Satellite  image from 7:22 AM as seen from #GOES16. Preliminary, non-operational data

Hourly smoke levels have been observed in the unhealthy range and higher near the fire and north of the fire this morning, and east of the fire in the afternoon:

California air quality this morning from Airnow 


Calfire is reporting latest acreage at 45,724 acres.

Wednesday July 19, 2017 #IslandFire Smoke Forecast

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Wednesday Jyly 19 20117 Smoke Forecast #WhittierFire


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday, July 18 2017 Satellite Imagery from the Delwiler Fire this Morning


Smoke from the Detwiler Fire has been observed over a large swath of California today, from Fresno to north of the Reno/Tahoe area. Most of the smoke seems to have been at high elevation, not at the surface, though concentrations are in the moderate range in some areas underneath the plume. Models show that winds from a more westerly direction should blow the smoke more to the east as the day progresses.



Note: the NOAA's GOES-16 satellite has not been declared operational and its data are preliminary and undergoing testing.