Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - Central California Smoke Graphic

What Am I Looking At?  Sunday Version

Yesterday’s easterly winds, which pushed smoke toward the west, gradually swung around today clockwise, becoming southwest by late afternoon.  Napa area’s smoke (LNU Complex), which had been pushed out over the Pacific the last few days, returned aloft over the entire central portion of the state, while the main smoke plumes are now flowing to the east-northeast.

Smoke from the Lion Fire, which resided in high concentrations in virtually every area drainage this morning, ventilated out to the north this afternoon, while the late afternoon plume moved northeastward.  Residual smoke over the foothills was moving north midday, then became mainly stationary this evening.  Smoke production from the Lion Fire is expected to decrease dramatically this evening.


Sunday, October 15, 2017 - Lion Fire Smoke Outlook

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Central California Smoke Graphic - 5 pm

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Central California Smoke Graphic - morning

Smoke from the extremely active fires north of San Francisco Bay continues to stream offshore.  Drainage smoke from the Lion Fire in the Golden Trout Wilderness can be seen sitting in the Kern River Valley waiting for temperatures to increase and generate some lifting.