Soberanes Fire, Day 26, 8/16/16 – 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 at 10:43 pm.  You can see the latest Heat Perimeter on the Infrared Topo map. Note: The Heat Perimeter is not current on any other Official Map.

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_Topo0002.jpgInfrared Ortho: IR_Ortho0001.jpgWeather Forecast0007.jpgFire Behavior Forecast0008.jpgOperations Map North: Ops_North

Operations Map South: Ops_South

Briefing Map: BAM

Progression Map: Progression

MODIS map of the Soberanes Fire (provided by John Chestnut):Soberanes Tuesday 8_16 AM


Xasauan Today Satellite heat detection discussion

Google Maps 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 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 8/15/16. Note: PDF may take awhile to download

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

IAP MAP SECO Dozer Seco as of 8/16/16

IAP MAP SUR Dozer Sur as of 8/16/16

Public Information Map PIO as of 8/16/16

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


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

3 thoughts on “Soberanes Fire, Day 26, 8/16/16 – Maps, etc.

  1. Thank you, Lucas, for providing these maps. Each day I look at them and between the discussions and the maps try to decipher the “attitude” of the fire. Living on the South Coast it’s great information for what may or may not come our way. Many, many thanks for all your time and effort.

  2. kate, we are lovers of the Monterey/big sur area and your information on the fires has been invaluable. you definitely deserve a medal — thank you for all the hard work, I know it “ain’t easy”

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