Seasonal Predictions

I like the Oct thru Dec map and hope the predictions, at least for the Central Coast, are accurate. Unfortunately, it is not looking good for Santa Cruz and northern areas, AND we still have the month of September to ride out.

Here’s 9/1/09-9/30/09:

National Wildfire Potential

And here is 10/1/09-12/31/09:

Seasonal Fire Outlook.

Station Fire, 9/2/09

The media is now calling this the worst wildfire in Los Angeles history. It has now churned through 219 square miles, 140,000 plus acres, and destroyed 62 homes, but it is 22 percent contained, officials said at a morning briefing. High temps and lower humidity will play a factor again today and tomorrow.

Capt. Mike Dietrich, the Station Fire incident commander, was guarded in his assessment.

“Are we out of the woods?” he asked. “No. Have we turned the corner? No.”

I cannot imagine living in the shadow of this one.