Soberanes Fire, Day 17, 8/7/16 – Maps, etc.

To give you an idea of where the Soberanes Fire is burning, we’ve included maps that are updated daily. These maps are provided by Cal Fire/US Forest Service.

The latest Heat Perimeter was detected yesterday around 9:30 pm.  You can see the latest Heat Perimeter on the Infrared Topo and Ortho maps.

We’ve also included the Weather Forecast, Fire Behavior Forecast and various links that you may find useful. Note: Additional links are located at the end of the post. Some links may open large PDF documents.

Please see Local Reports for the current fire discussion.

Infrared Topo: IR_Topo0001b

Infrared with Satellite Image: IR_Ortho0001c

IR Logl

Weather Forecast0004.jpg

Fire Behavior Forecast0005.jpg Operations Map North: Ops North0002.jpg

Operations Map South: Ops South0003.jpg


Briefing Map: BAM0001.jpg

The following are KMZ IR flight overlaid on Google Earth. Last satellite pass was about 3 AM local. Blue line is the FridaySaturday night perimeter to show immediate spreading rate. Images provided by of John Chesnut. As always, please remember that false readings do occur.

Big Sur:Post Summit

Big Sur with the VIIRS satellite returns (hot spots):bigSur Icon

VIIRS heat records for Big Sur on Sunday Afternoonunnamed

Cachagua:Cachagua Summit


Xasauan Today Satellite heat detection discussion

Google Maps (not current) Adam Clark’s Google Map with most recent Dozer lines, IR flight overlay, and the Planned Fire Line. Note: You may need to be signed in to a Google account to view this link.

Mapping Support (not current) Same as above, but on USGS Topo Maps

MesoWest Weather stations that are located near the fire. Scroll down to S07 Central Coast IRAWS. See the Blue WX rectangles on the Ops maps for locations. There are currently 7 portable weather stations deployed.

Flight Radar 24 Live Air Traffic for the area.  Note: aircraft flying at low altitudes may not be detected.

Additional Cal Fire/ US Forest Service Links:

INCIDENT PLAN Complete Incident Plan as of 8/7/16. Note: PDF may take awhile to download

IAP MAP CARMEL Dozer Carmel as of 8/7/16

IAP MAP SECO Dozer Seco as of 8/7/16

IAP MAP SUR Dozer Sur as of 8/7/16

PIO Public Information Map as of 8/6/16

Air Operations Map Air Ops as of 8/7/16

Air Operations HELCO Map HELCO as of 8/6/16

Firefighting Aircraft PDF guide with Cal Fire Firefighting Aircraft

SITUATION Situation Map as of 8/2/16 shows previous fire outlines

ELEVATIONS Elevations Map as of 8/2/16 shows hills and valleys in various colors

3 thoughts on “Soberanes Fire, Day 17, 8/7/16 – Maps, etc.

  1. Kate and Lucas, thank you so much for the constant updates, maps, info sources. Wildfire is a terrifying thing – information is key to knowing what to do, how to be safe. My heart just keeps breaking more every day as I watch the fire moving – I understand fire is a natural part of earth’s cycles, but it’s still heartbreaking. So many people, animals, living things affected. Wish I knew how to help more. Sending love and blessings. God bless everyone.

  2. I think your statement about heat perimeter from 2:30 am isn’t accurate. The IR flight leaves base at 9:30pm, flies over the fire, returns, then the data collected gets compiled into map form which is published early AM.

  3. Thank you, Adam. I’ve corrected the post. “The latest Heat Perimeter was detected yesterday around 9:30 pm.”

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