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Archive for January, 2014

High pressure holding Soda Fire smoke on west side

Posted by admin on January 16, 2014

The Soda Fire in the Sequoia National Forest now has an Inciweb link: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3765/.   Very little of the smoke is making it over to the Owens Valley.  A high pressure is holding most of it down on the west side of the Sierra crest, as can be seen from the Sierra webcams below.  This pattern is expected to hold for several days.

Find “Webcams” link at http://sierrafire.cr.usgs.gov/index.htmJordan Peak views

Map of webcam locations relative to the Soda FireSoda Fire Map

 

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Soda Fire in Sequoia NF (in January!)

Posted by admin on January 14, 2014

Some information on this new Soda Fire is available at http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sequoia/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5445852.  Smoke from it will doubtless impact the Owens Valley.  Below is a view of the smoke plume from a Bald Mountain webcam.

Soda Fire from Bald Mtn

The location is near Grey Meadow, just south of the 2011 Lion Fire at coordinates 36.201, -118.513.Capture

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