First, if you are in Santa Cruz, there is a controlled burn between you and Pacheco Pass, it may look like its coming from Coe SP, depending on your location. It is a controlled burn.
Second, I was watching and photographing the clouds, as saw smoke drift to the south. I have been investigating and determined (so far) that there was a fire yesterday on Vandenburg AFB that may still be sending up drift. I also determined there is a fire in SLO Co, out toward Atascadero. This was what was reported about 1/2 an hour ago.
Start Aprox 12:30 Location is Rocky Canyon Truck Trail near Atascadero.
Moderate rate of spread in brush. No structure threat.
This is a photo I took about 10 mins ago, but there has since been an increase, which I will show you as soon as I post this. I will update the photo below with a new one just above it.
While the drift is increasing, this one can’t last the night with the storm coming in.