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|Morgan Hill Weather News: Wednesday 6/25/2008 1:00pm
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Wednesday 6/25/2008 9:00am
Here are some useful resources for air quality and smoke impact:
California Air Pollution Control Officer's Association - Smoke Impact
AIRnow US Government multi-agency air quality site
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Plus some statewide fire location maps:
California Fires 2008 on Google Maps - created by KSBW
Significant California Fires, June 2008 - Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Tuesday 6/24/2008 3:00pm
Visibility has steadily deteriorated this afternoon because of the smoky haze. From our
vantage point we can barely see for 2 miles in any direction across the valley. El Toro is
completely invisible to us. Stay inside if you can.
Monday 6/23/2008 10:20am
Official containment numbers from CAL FIRE at 7:15am this morning...
Hummingbird - 850 acres and 90% contained
Whitehurst - 200 acres and 50% contained
Here is a video of a lightning strike in the Whitehurst area :
Sunday 6/22/2008 5:30pm
Hummingbird fire is now 815 acres and 50% contained.
Sunday 6/22/2008 12:30pm
Added some new time-lapse videos of the Hummingbird and Whitehurst fires.
Sunday 6/22/2008 11:35am
Here's the latest CAL FIRE update on lightning related fires across Northern California.
Here's the latest on the Hummingbird and Whitehurst fires which burned through the
night. Also full coverage at the Morgan Hill Times and Gilroy Dispatch .
Saturday 6/21/2008 9:55pm
Fires are still raging in the hills behind CordeValle. The fire lines are clearly visible below
the reflected orange glow from smoke above...
Saturday 6/21/2008 5:10pm
Here's a recent webcam snapshot of both the Hummingbird Lane fire (center) near
CordeValle and the Whitehurst Road fire up and to the right. There's actually a tanker
dropping orange retardant behind the center smoke plume but it's hard to see.
Saturday 6/21/2008 3:20pm
More lightning images captured by local photographer Mark Bristol...
Saturday 6/21/2008 3:00pm
Lightning continues to strike the mountains opposite us, from Morgan Hill all the way
down past Gilroy. Here's a photo of the Uvas fire about 40 minutes ago...
Saturday 6/21/2008 1:55pm
Unfortunately, looks like that big lightning bolt captured below started another fire. The
last thing we needed!!! Update... make that two fires on the western hills!
Saturday 6/21/2008 1:45pm
Dark thundery skies, temperature of 94°F, lightning and it's RAINING ! You don't see that
every day in Morgan Hill and especially not in June. Let's hope we get some more showers
to dampen down our tinder-dry landscape.
Missed the lightning? No problem... we got it !!!
Friday 6/20/2008 4:15pm
Trabing Fire command has requested support from the large DC-10 air tanker 910 which is
available [update: request cancelled as of 4:28pm]
Friday 6/20/2008 3:30pm
The latest smoke plume gathering over the mountains behind Watsonville Rd is from the
Trabing Fire north of the City of Watsonville, near Hwy 1. Larkin Valley Rd area due west
of Watsonville Airport is currently very active. Temp is now 104°F !!!
Friday 6/20/2008 8:10am
Helicopter makes water drops on Brewster fire hot-spots...
Friday 6/20/2008 7:45am
CAL FIRE Helicopter now on scene...
Friday 6/20/2008 7:00am
Fire at West Edmundson and Brewster Lane. Five acres burnt and CDF responding on the
ground with a helicopter and dozer en route. A power line was down which could have
been the catalyst. See photo below from our webcam...
Friday 6/13/2008 6:35pm
It's been awhile since the last news update, partly because I was traveling in the
Caribbean - see photos below. Wildfires still dominate the news. The Summit fire has
been replaced by the Martin fire over near Bonny Doon. Another very eerie smoke plume is
coloring this evening's sunset. Are we on Mars ?
For those more inclined towards a tropical sunset, here are a couple from Jamaica...