Thomas Fire Smoke Drift

6 pm – just got a notice that this fire is now up to 230,000 acres and containment has dropped to 10%. Oh, lord.

2 pm – The pyrocumulus plume is flattening, which means the winds are changing and it is the most dangerous time for fire fighters. Note the one on the top is 1:29 pm the second is is 12:19. That one reached 30K feet into the atmosphere.


Most recent MODIS – taking aim at Carpenteria and Montecito. Reminder of the Tea Fire:


I watched a smoke cloud come over Willow Creek before noon today, and now it is quite smokey up here. This is Gorda Mtn around noon, by Inga:


Below is the smoke taken from Oxnard, earlier this am:

Around noon, it was reported to me that the fire was headed to Montecito and Carpenteria.