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 Heat Perimeter was updated on the Infrared Maps yesterday at 10:30 pm. Note: The Incident Plan (including Weather Forecast and Fire Behavior Forecast) was not downloadable today as of 7:00 am.
We’ve also included 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. To ZOOM in from a desktop computer hold CONTROL and + (on mac COMMAND and +).
Please see Local Reports for the current fire discussion.
Infrared Topo: IR_TOPO
GIF animation of the fire’s southern front from August 2nd to August 9th (provided by Dirk Reynolds):
Google Earth with VIIRS satellite overlay (red flames are the latest hot spots detected as of 2:17 am):
Additional VIIRS satellite detection provided by John Chesnut:
Xasauan Today Satellite heat detection discussion
Google Maps (not current IR data) 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 IR data) 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 (not current) Incident Plan as of 8/10/16. Note: PDF may take awhile to download
IAP MAP CARMEL Dozer Carmel as of 8/11/16
IAP MAP SECO Dozer Seco as of 8/11/16
IAP MAP SUR Dozer Sur as of 8/11/16
Air Operations Map Air Ops as of 8/11/16
Air Operations HELCO Map HELCO (not current) as of 8/6/16
Firefighting Aircraft PDF guide with Cal Fire Firefighting Aircraft
SITUATION Situation Map (not current) as of 8/2/16 shows previous fire outlines
ELEVATIONS Elevations Map (not current) as of 8/2/16 shows hills and valleys in various colors