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Fire Smoke ?

Postby calicanes » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:14 am

Looks like the Park is open = how bad is the smoke ?
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Re: Fire Smoke ?

Postby AlmostThere » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:44 am

Look at the webcams - it changes from day to day, but mostly, it obscures the views. If you have asthma don't go for sure...

https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/photosmu ... ebcams.htm

The smoke is traveling mostly north. I'm going south and slightly east of the park. People in Tahoe are getting hazy views as well.... There's a light haze in the rest of the range from another fire, much farther south in the Kern River drainage, and there's also some hazing due to a fire in a coastal (near Santa Barbara) area.

Welcome to California in the summer. This is what happens here.
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Re: Fire Smoke ?

Postby Phil » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:36 am

Webcams...Eww! Yuk! Thick! Breathing that crap makes for a bad time.
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Re: Fire Smoke ?

Postby Phil » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:17 am

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Re: Fire Smoke ?

Postby Dave_Ayers » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:07 pm

Smoke plumes can be seen in Worldview at https://go.nasa.gov/2vsL9mN .
Fire locations can be seen in the CalFire map at https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... 232422&z=8 .
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Re: Fire Smoke ?

Postby robow8 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:20 pm

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Re: Fire Smoke ?

Postby dgilman » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:13 pm

From a random user on /r/yosemite -

https://www.reddit.com/r/Yosemite/comments/6o5qz5/california_governor_declares_state_of_emergency/dkl98t2/

"I just got back from the valley last night. Was there Sunday-Friday. Ash was getting in my eyes. The smoke, the first few days only came in the afternoon-evening and cleared by morning. By Friday, it was there in the am too. I'm not terribly smoke-sensitive, but it was pretty awful. Thursday afternoon, we couldn't see Yosemite falls or half dome from the valley floor. It just sounds like it's getting worse :-("
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Re: Fire Smoke ?

Postby AlmostThere » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:14 pm

It should be getting better shortly. They are making significant gains on controlling the fire.
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