Sunday, July 15, 2018

[californiadisasters] Emergency Manager's Weekly Report 7-13-18



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Steve Detwiler

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

[californiadisasters] Griffith Park Incident - Los Angeles Co. - Hollywood Hills




 

#GriffithParkFire - Brush Fire 07/10/2018

#GriffithParkFire - #BrushFire; 5:15PM; A well-coordinated air + ground assault on the flames halted the fire's forward progress at 3:30 PM PDT, to a total of ten (10) acres of grass and brush. While the flames are contained, with hoselines surrounding the fire, the blaze is not yet fully extinguished; The fire came no closer than one-quarter (0.25) mile northwest of the Griffith Observatory, which was not directly threatened by flames; Police & Park Rangers skilfully coordinated a calm and orderly evacuation of more than 2,000 people from the Observatory and nearby park areas; There have been no injuries and no persons are unaccounted for; A few parked private vehicles did sustain fire damage; The occupants of the vehicles left behind at the Observatory, who were guided by foot to safety at the Greek Theatre, are now riding shuttle buses back to their vehicles from the Greek Theatre parking lot; While they will be allowed to safely exit, the roads and trails closest to the fire remain closed to the public; NOTE: Tonight's Sylvan Esso concert will proceed as scheduled at the Greek Theatre, with gates scheduled to open at 6:30 PM; Attendees should allow extra time and patience in traveling to the show; Additional details regarding the concert can be found at: https://www.lagreektheatre.com/ - - Firefighters will remain at the scene tonight; The cause of the fire remains under investigation; - Brian Humphrey

 
 

   
 
   
   



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Sunday, July 8, 2018

[californiadisasters] Emergency Manager’s Weekly Report 7-6-18



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Friday, July 6, 2018

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (July 6)



2015: Monsoon thunderstorms hit the mountains and upper desert.
A few spots
received up to around 1/3", including a portion of the Lake Fire burn area south of Big Bear Lake.
Several debris flows resulted, including one consisting mostly of ash and mud over portions of Highway 38, up to a foot deep in some areas.

2011: Deep monsoonal moisture and an old Mesoscale Convective Vortex (MCV) interacted to produce intense thunderstorms over inland areas.
Severe thunderstorms produced downbursts with 50-60 mph winds in Perris and Phelan, damaging trees, powerlines and several homes.

2007:
A major heat wave struck the mountains and deserts from 7.2 to this day.
A strong persistent marine layer precluded the heat wave from impacting the coasts and valleys.
During this time the temperature reached 119° F in Ocotillo Wells, 116° F in Palm Springs and Indio, 115° F in Anza Borrego, 107° F in Julian, 103° F at Lake Cuyamaca, 100° F at Idyllwild, 97° F at Palomar Mountain, 94° F at Big Bear Lake (tied all time high) and Mt. Laguna.
Some heat illnesses occurred, but were poorly documented.

2007: The high temperature at Boca (near Truckee) was 100° F.

2001:
Heavy rain from thunderstorms produced 1.38" of rain in an hour in Jean, NV (CA-NV border).
Significant flooding of area roads was noted.
Heavy rain in Las Vegas, NV, also made several roads impassable.

2001:
Monsoon thunderstorms in the deserts resulted heavy rains and flash
flooding.
Borrego Springs received 0.75" of rain in 20 minutes and blowing dust produced near zero visibility.
In the Coachella Valley, Highway 86 was washed out and the American Canal overflowed into a nearby elementary school causing more than $1 million in damage.

1985: Lightning started a wildfire along the Big Sur Coast.
The Gorda-Rat wildfire consumed more than 56,000 acres.


1980: It was 40° F in Pismo Beach, setting an all-time low for July.

1963: It was 28° F in Big Bear Lake, the lowest temperature on record for July.

1955: Fresno tied its' all-time record low minimum for the month of July of 50° F.

1950: A heavy thunderstorm erupted over the Yucaipa Ridge area.
The rain fell on denuded slopes from a 640 acre wildfire on 6.30 in Oak Glen.
Mud and debris flowed into Yucaipa.

1948: It was 44° F overnight in Santa Barbara, setting an all-time low for July.

1912: Low of 32° F in Yosemite Valley, an all-time record low for the month of July.

Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, Las Vegas, & San Diego

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[californiadisasters] North Ops News & Notes Update (7/05/2018-7:15PM)



*NOTE:

AEU = Amador-El Dorado Unit Cal Fire
BTU = Butte Unit Cal Fire
IMT = Incident Management Team
KNF = Klamath National Forest
LNU = Lake-Napa-Sonoma Unit Cal Fire
SHU = Shasta-Trinity Unit Cal Fire
SKU = Siskiyou Unit Cal Fire

Last updated: July 5, 2018 19:31

Date
Time
News and Notes
07/05/2018 1915 CA-SKU Klamathon Fire: 1000 acres grass, brush 0% contained. Multiple structures have been destroyed. Mandatory evacuations for the communities of Hornbrook, Hilt, and Colstin. Critical infastructure is threatened, including The Pacific Power and Light Substation and the California AG Inspection Station. I-5 is closed in both directions from the Oregon border to the City of Yreka. CAL FIRE IMT-4 (DERUM) has been ordered.
07/05/2018 1915 CA-KNF Petersburg Fire: 215 acres timber, grass, 75% contained. Red Flag Warning in adjacent weather zone.
07/05/2018 1915 CA-LNU County Fire: 88,000 acres grass, oak woodland, 33% contained. Mandatory evacuations for Knoxville Mine Are, Canyon Creek Resort, Portions of Guinda, Rumsey and Cache Creek Campground. Evacuation advisory for Homestake Mining Company and area south of Lake Berryessa, north of Quail Canyon Rd, south of Hwy 128, east of the Blue Ridge Mtn, west of Pleasants Valley Rd. State Highway 128 has been reopened between Markley Cove Resort and Pleasants Valley Rd. A road closure remains in effect for Highway 16.
07/05/2018 1915 CA-LNU Pawnee Fire: 15,000 acres grass, brush, 92% contained. Suppression repair is ongoing.
07/05/2018 1915 CA-LNU Stony Fire: 75 acres grass, 100% contained.
07/05/2018 1915

National Weather Service- Medford Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 8 PM this evening for strong gusty winds with low RH for fire Weather Zone 281 (Central Siskiyou County) and Zone 624 (KLamath Basin). In addition, The National Weather Service- Medford has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the previous zones, that is a effect July 6, from 12PM until 6 PM for strong gusty winds with low RH values.Link

National Weather Service-Reno Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 9 PM this evening for gusty winds and low RH for fire weather zones 270 and 278 (Surprise Valley-Eastern Lassen County)Link

07/05/2018 1715 CA-SKU Klamathon Fire: 500 acres grass, brush 0% contained. Mandatory evacuations to the town of Hornbrook. There is a threat to the community of Henley. I-5 is closed in both directions from the Oregon border to the City of Yreka.
07/05/2018 1450 CA-SKU Klamathon Fire: 50 acres, grass, brush, 0% contained with a moderate rate of spread. The fire has jumped the Klamath River and is threatening the community of Hornbrook and additonal structures North of the Klamath River. Evacuations are in progress.
07/05/2018 1400 CA-SKU Klamathon Fire: 35 acres, grass, brush, 0% contained. Fire is located at Klamathon Rd x Copco Rd, south of Hornbrook. Fire is burning at a moderate rate of spread, with structures threatened. Evacuations are in progress in the Klamathon Road area. Map
07/05/2018 0800 CA-KNF Petersburg Fire: 215 acres timber, grass, 50% contained. Red Flag Warning in adjacent weather zone.
07/05/2018 0800 CA-LNU County Fire: 86,000 acres grass, oak woodland, 30% contained. Mandatory evacuations for Knoxville Mine Are, Canyon Creek Resort, Portions of Guinda, Rumsey and Cache Creek Campground. Evacuatin advisory for Homestake Mining Company and area south of Lake Berryessa, north of Quail Canyon Rd, south of Hwy 128, east of the Blue Ridge Mtn, west of Pleasants Valley Rd.
07/05/2018 0800 CA-LNU Pawnee Fire: 15,000 acres grass, brush, 90% contained. Suppression repair is ongoing.
07/05/2018 0800 CA-LNU Stony Fire: 75 acres grass, 75% contained.
07/05/2018 0800 CA-SHU Flat Fire: 300 acres grass, oak woodland, timber, 90% contained. Last report unless significant changes.
07/05/2018 0800 CA-AEU Shingle Fire: 316 acres grass, oak woodland, 100% contained.
07/05/2018 0715

National Weather Service- Medford Red Flag Warning remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM this evening for strong gusty winds with low RH for fire Weather Zone 281 (Central Siskiyou County). Link

In addition NWS the Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM this evening for strong gusty winds with low RH for Modoc County. Link

07/04/2018 1830 CA-LNU County Fire: 86,000 acres grass, oak woodland, 27% contained. Immediate threat for Canyon Creek Resort, Portion of Guinda, Rumsey, Cached Creek Campground and the Knoxville Mine Area. Threat also remains to the Highland Area, Positas Road community, Golden Bear Estates, Brooks, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, Portion of Guinda, Homestake Mining Company,Communities immediately South of Lake Berryessa, Snow Mountain National Monument, agriculture rangelands, Canyon Creek Campgrounds and Highway 128.. Road closure remains in effect for Highway 128 between Pleasant Valley Rd. and Monticello Dam..
07/04/2018 1830 CA-LNU Stony Fire: 75 acres grass, 75% contained. Decrease in fire size is due to more accurate mapping.
07/04/2018 1830 CA-BTU Par Fire: 191 acres grass, 100% contained.
07/04/2018 1830 CA-KNF Petersburg Fire: 215 acres timber, brush, 50% contained. Red flag warning in effect adjacent to the fire area.
07/04/2018 1830 CA-LNU Pawnee Fire: 15,000 acres grass, brush, 90% contained.
07/04/2018 1830 CA-SHU Flat Fire: 300 acres timber, 90% contained. No additional fire growth.
07/04/2018 1745 CA-AEU Shingle Fire: 150 acres grass and oak woodland, 0% contained with a moderate rate of spread. Structures are threatened with evacuations in progress. Map
07/04/2018 1445 CA-BTU Par Fire: 150 acres grass, 25%. The forward rate of spead has been stopped, with the threat to the Thermalito Power Plant and structures mitigated.
07/04/2018 1430 CA-LNU Stony Fire: 100 acres grass, 0% contained. The forward rate of spread has been stopped, and the structure threat has been mitigated.
07/04/2018 1405 CA-BTU Par Fire: 100 acres grass, 0% contained with a dangerous rate of spread. The fire is located at Par Four way x Hwy 162, 3 miles west of the City of Oroville. Structures are currently threatened as well as the Thermalito Power Plant. Map
07/04/2018 1405 CA-LNU Stony Fire: 50 acres grass, 0% contained with a moderate rate of spread. The fire is located at Lodoga Stonyford Rd x Lake Park, 14 miles west of Maxwell. Structures are currently threatened.    Map
07/04/2018 0715 CA-KNF Petersburg Fire: 215 acres timber, brush, 30% contained. All evacuation warnings have been lifted and threat to structures has been mitigated.
07/04/2018 0715 CA-LNU County Fire: 82,700 acres grass, oak woodland, 25% contained. Evacuations remain in place for Canyon Creek campgrounds. Continued threat to Snow Mountain National Monument. Highway 128 remains closed between Monticello Dam and Pleasant Valley Rd.
07/04/2018 0715 CA-LNU Pawnee Fire: 15,000 acres grass, brush, 90% contained.
07/04/2018 0715 CA-SHU Flat Fire: 300 acres timber, 80% contained. Crews continue to strengthen control lines.
Source: https://gacc.nifc.gov/oncc/news.php


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Thursday, July 5, 2018

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (July 5)



2014: Thunderstorms in the High Desert produced flash flooding along Highway 247 in Landers.

2007:
A major heat wave struck the mountains and deserts (of Southern California) from 7.2 to 7.6.
A strong persistent marine layer precluded the heat wave from impacting the coasts and valleys.
During this time the temperature reached 119° F in Ocotillo Wells, 116° F in Palm Springs and Indio, 115° F in Anza Borrego, 107° F in Julian, 103° F at Lake Cuyamaca, 100° F at Idyllwild, 97° F at Palomar Mountain, 94° F at Big Bear Lake (tied all time high) and Mt. Laguna.
Some heat illnesses occurred, but were poorly documented.

2007: The high temperature at Reno, NV, was 108° F.

2007: An all-time record high of 118° F was recorded at Ash Mountain (Three Rivers, Tulare Co.).

2006: A thunderstorm produced one inch hail and 40-50 mph winds near Boulevard and Tierra del Sol (San Diego Co.).

2001:
Heavy rains from thunderstorms produced flash flooding over parts of Mohave County, AZ (Bullhead City, etc.).
Area washes were running around a foot deep and some flooding was reported on roads.

2001: 2.2" of rain fell in 15 minutes in Pine Mountain at the Kern County Fire Department.
Water over a foot deep was reported on most streets in town.

1999: Vallejo had a low temperature of 49° F.

1967: A heavy thunderstorm produced a rainfall of 1.25" in one hour at Twentynine Palms.
Highway 62 was washed out and closed east of town.

1965: California Highway Patrol officers reported two tornadoes nawer the tiny community of Ogilby in Imperial County.
Damage was limited to 3 downed power poles.

1923: It was 39° F in Santa Ana, the lowest temperature on record for July.

Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Reno, Las Vegas, & San Diego

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[californiadisasters] June 2018 NWCG Airtanker Base Directory



This from Phil Johnston@firefaqs via tweet on Twitter:

The June 2018 NWCG Airtanker Base Directory has been released. It's another in a long line of informative documents. This one is especially interesting because the aircraft data section includes the B747-400, the same type aircraft as the .


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