Posted by: ukiahhome | July 17, 2008

Smoke is back…

Yesterday was nice and clear in Ukiah, but today, the smoke has returned.

Although most of the fires are contained, there are still a few fires in the area: the Yolla Bolly wilderness fire (50 miles north, as I described in detail in my prior blogs) and a flare-up (or perhaps backfire or controlled burn) a few miles north of Potter Valley.

The photo below is a few days old, and wind patterns have changed; however, it shows how far smoke from the Yolla Bolly fires is traveling.

Mendocion Smoke Pattern (July 14, 2008)

Mendocino Smoke Pattern (July 14, 2008)

CalFire: Please publish your maps…

The Ukiah Daily Journal ran a story today about how CalFire Maps the Fires. CalFire notes how many people want to see the maps. Since these maps are created by the California fire agency, it would be useful to the public if the maps could be published online for the rest of us to access.  Since the maps are already in an electronic form, this extra step should be minor (and only the top level summary maps would be necessary to publish.)


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