Incident contained to less than 5 acres on Andrew Molera State Park at 2243 hours. This is as it is being reported. I have not, nor will I at this late hour, confirm if it is on AMSP, El Sur Ranch, or Old Coast Rd. I am too hot and too tired to care. it is contained, and that is all I care about.
Incident is being called “Coast Fire” as with the earlier one. Should be Coast 2, based on prior namings. Per a reliable source, Kimball, CalFire will duplicate USFS will not.
Trey is right, it is called Old Coast Rd. I merely repeated what LPF and CALFIRE were saying without thinking. I am tired, still working, and hot as hell. 88 degrees at 11 pm.
09/28/2010 21:03 LPF-3072 (New) Wildfire Hwy 1 and Coast Ridge Road.
LPF also has units onscene at Hwy 1 and Coast Ridge Rd.
Incident: 0647 Type: Report of Fire Location: SR1 AT ANDREW MOLERA ThomasBrothers: 1262 7B info as of: 9/28/2010 10:05:31 PM
10:05PM ANOTHER RP REPORTING FIRE N/W OF VENTANA RIDGE RD ** ATT TO XFER TO CDF AND CALL DISC (NA ON CB) ** PER CDF WILL BE THE SAME FIRE
9:34PM 27-S7 L/L ROLL 1ST DBLD UP GRAVEYARD UNIT
9:25PM NO TRAFF EXCEPT FIRE EQUIP
9:25PM FIRE COMM REQ CHP TO SHUTDOWN COAST RIDGE RD @ SR1
9:06PM ANOTHER RP REPORTING THE FIRE // XFER TO CDF // SED THEY HAVE MULT CALLS // RP DISC
8:59PM XFER TO CDF-MONT
Reports of fire at Garrapatta (excuse me, but I can never remember which consonants are doubled in this word) brought a full response, but initial AA could find nothing from Carmel all the way down to Big Sur, so response was cancelled. I am reporting this to help avoid confusion if you heard the sirens about 1/2 hour ago.
Update: High clouds have moved into the area, and the light has changed. One friend in Carmel Valley reports outside temperatures at his house reached 116.6. That’s just too hot by anyone’s standards!
11 am update: “WARM START TO THE DAY ACROSS THE CWA WITH MANY LOCATIONS RUNNING 4 TO 7 DEGREES AHEAD OF VALUES YESTERDAY….COOLER WEATHER WILL RETURN STARTING ON WEDNESDAY… HIGHS ON WEDNESDAY COULD BE UP TO 25 DEGREES COOLER THAN TODAY FOR COASTAL SPOTS AND LOCATIONS AROUND THE BAY. WESTERLY WINDS WILL ALSO PICK UP AND BE LOCALLY BREEZY….NEXT ITEM OF CONCERN IS THE POTENTIAL FOR CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY STARTING ON THURSDAY AS A LOW MOVES TOWARD THE SOCAL COAST WHILE THE RIDGE OVERHEAD MOVES OFF TO THE EAST…. CURRENT MODEL OUTPUT INDICATES THAT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY WILL REMAIN TO OUR SOUTH AND EAST. HOWEVER…THERE IS AN OUTSIDE CHANCE OF ELEVATED CONVECTION ACROSS OUR SOUTHERN COUNTIES FROM THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY NIGHT.
There is a weather watch for a chance of lightning in SoCal during this same period, but not probable.
I did not want to see this NOAA report this morning. It was too hot to sleep. Too hot to work, play, or do anything but sit under the garden hose, which is on today’s agenda. Here’s the report:
ONE MORE HOT DAY TODAY…
…COOLING TREND BEGINNING ON WEDNESDAY…
.DISCUSSION…AS OF 3:40 AM PDT TUESDAY…CONDITIONS EARLY THIS MORNING ARE SIMILAR TO WHAT THEY WERE 24 HOURS AGO. SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENTS ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ARE MOSTLY WEAK OFFSHORE. TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING ARE WARMER IN MOST LOCATIONS AND THE FORT ORD PROFILER INDICATES THE AIRMASS ABOVE THE SHALLOW MARINE LAYER IS A FEW DEGREES C WARMER. THESE FACTORS SUGGEST TODAY WILL BE AS WARM AS YESTERDAY FOR INLAND AREAS…OR EVEN A FEW DEGREES WARMER.