Early Chance of Rain (?) from John Lindsey

We all need to focus on this last line:

ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS:

    A thick layer of smoke has obscured the sun resulting  in much cooler temperatures throughout the Central Coast. Paso Robles only reached a high of 83 degrees, while San Luis Obispo was barely able to hit 70 degrees. Along the coastline, Diablo Canyon, as most of the beaches, only warmed to the mid to high-50s today under foggy skies.The smoke should not be as thick tomorrow and temperatures should rebound in the inland and coastal valleys, however, the beaches will remain overcast and cool.  Persistent northwesterly winds this week will allow the marine layer with areas of night and morning mist and fog to develop in the coastal regions. Combined with the  stratus clouds, will be variable amounts of smoke from the numerous wildfires.

    High temperatures for the rest of the week will range between  the high 80s and low 90s in the inland valleys (Paso Robles).  The coastal valleys (San Luis Obispo) will range between the  low to mid-70s. The beaches will remain in the 60s. Fresh to strong (19 to 31 mph) northwesterly winds will produce  afternoon clearing and warmer temperatures along the beaches    on Sunday through next Wednesday.  

   *** An early-season cold front is forecast to produce a chance of rain in Northern California on Tuesday.***

New Evacuation Orders & Warning areas

4 pm — here is another one:

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 2:00 PM
Dolan Fire Wildfire UpdateAnnouncements – 3:00 PM
Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following Evacuation ORDER: Effectively immediately an Evacuation ORDER is now in place for Zone 28. The evacuation ORDER area for Zone 28 is as follows: West Boundary: Reliz Canyon east to Jolon Road. North Boundary: bottom of Zone 25 south to Milpitas Road.
As a reminder an “Evacuation WARNING” (i.e. sometimes used interchangeably with the term “Advisory”) means those in a specific area/zone should be prepared to evacuate at any time. You do not need to leave your home at this time but please be alert and prepared to leave if an evacuation order is called.
An “Evacuation ORDER” means those in a specific area/zone should leave immediately.
If you feel that your life is in danger, do not wait for an emergency notification.
Additionally: When an Evacuation Order is in place for a zone(s), this means the public, including residents, are not allowed to enter the zone(s). The closures will have Law Enforcement roadblocks on northern and southern closure of Highway 1 turning cars around that are not authorized to be in the closure. This also includes no “In and out” privileges for subjects who decided to stay at their properties despite the Evacuation Order. If you leave the closed area, you will not be allowed to re-enter.
NOTE: The map below isn’t colored correctly (Red) for Zone 28 EVACUATION ORDER yet but it does show the location.
Address/LocationMonterey County Office of Emergency Services1322 Natividad RdSalinas, CA 93906ContactEmergency: 9-1-1Non-emergencies: 831-796-1908
An Evacuation Center is located at the Local Assistance Center (1 Portola Plaza in Monterey – Monterey Conference Center), open daily until September 12th from 10am to 6pm. Dolan Fire survivors needing shelter can also call 805-788-2307
An interactive map, along with more information about the #DolanFire and assistance available for those impacted by it can be found at: www.co.monterey.ca.us/2020fires

I am having trouble keeping up with the advisories and orders. This, later on this morning seems to contradict that below, but may be in addition to what is below:

Public Information Phone: (831) 272-0222
Media Information Phone: (831) 272-0221
Incident E-mail: 2020.Dolan@firenet.gov
Incident Website: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7018
Los Padres National Forest: www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf 
Facebook: facebook.com/lospadresnationalforest
Twitter: twitter.com/LosPadresNF
DOLAN FIRE – Effective immediately an evacuation ORDER is in place for ZONE 262020-09-09 11:02:33 PDT

Effective immediately for the Dolan Fire an evacuation ORDER is in place for the ZONE 26. The evacuation ORDER area for ZONE 26 is as follows:

Areas west of Jamesburg Road (County Hwy G16) to the intersection with Cahoon Ranch Road.  South of Cahoon Ranch road to Chews Ridge.  East of Chews ridge continuing to where it slopes down to Tassajara Road.  East of Tassajara Road to the intersection of Tony Trail.  East of Tony trail to the intersection of Marble Peak Road.  North of Marble Peak road to the intersection of Arroyo Seco road.  North of Arroyo Seco Road to the intersection of Jamesburg road.  

DOLAN FIRE – Effective immediately an evacuation ORDER is in place for ZONE 27
2020-09-09 10:56:44 PDT

Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following Evacuation ORDER:  Effectively immediately an Evacuation ORDER is now in place for Zone 27.  The evacuation ORDER area for Zone 27 is as follows:  North boundary: Santa Lucia Road. South to Delventuri Road.  West boundary: Road 5 east to Reliz Canyon

DOLAN FIRE – Effective immediately an evacuation WARNING in place for ZONE 28 
2020-09-09 10:37:02 PDT

As a reminder an “Evacuation WARNING” (i.e. sometimes used interchangeably with the term “Advisory”) means those in a specific area/zone should be prepared to evacuate at any time. You do not need to leave your home at this time but please be alert and prepared to leave if an evacuation order is called.

DOLAN FIRE – Effective immediately an evacuation WARNING in place for ZONE 29
2020-09-09 10:40:47 PDT

Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following Evacuation WARNING:  Effectively immediately an Evacuation WARNING is now in place for Zone 29.  The evacuation Warning area for Zone 29 is as follows:  North Boundary: San Lucas Road South to Argyle Road.  West Boundary: Jolon Road East to Highway 101

An “Evacuation ORDER” means those in a specific area/zone should leave immediately.

If you feel that your life is in danger, do not wait for an emergency notification.

Additionally: When an Evacuation Order is in place for a zone(s), this means the public, including residents, are not allowed to enter the zone(s). The closures will have Law Enforcement roadblocks turning cars around that are not authorized to be in the closure. This also includes no “In and out” privileges for subjects who decided to stay at their properties despite the Evacuation Order. If you leave the closed area, you will not be allowed to re-enter.

Red is mandatory and yellow is warning.

Cal Trans plans for inevitable debris flow this winter

Date:Wednesday, September 9, 2020
District:05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact:Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers
Phone:(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237
  
  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CALTRANS RESPONDS TO HIGHWAY 1 DAMAGE IN MONTEREY COUNTY

FROM DOLAN FIRE

MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans District 5 has awarded S. Chaves Construction Inc. of San Luis Obispo, a $2 million contract to install emergency protective drainage measures along sections of Highway 1 in Monterey County affected by the Dolan Fire.

In anticipation of winter storms, the contractor and Caltrans engineers are reviewing all major drainages on Highway 1, analyzing watershed areas for potential debris flows, and formulating a course of action at these locations.

The current schedule, dependent on the path of the fire and prioritized suppression activities, calls for this assessment and analysis plan to be completed by early November.

At this time, the focus will be on fortifying existing drainage infrastructure and working to clear, improve, or develop access to drainage inlets.

A team of Caltrans engineers is also analyzing potential rock fall locations to determine the need for slope scaling in the near future. Additionally, Caltrans structural engineers are assessing bridges within the fire zone.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when

driving through highway work zones.

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5

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Dolan Fire, Day 23, 9/9/20

Here is the morning update, the recent USFS map and John Chesnut’s maps; one up top here, and one at the bottom. Of this top map, John says:

“I got the VIIRS points from another, still operating server, but these lump all 24 hour points together, so the dots include both this morning and yesterday afternoon.
Does indicate the fire is established had backing into the Mill Creek heavy timber.” I have heard from another source about a firing out operation in the Mill Creek area that is going well. No further details.

Dolan Fire 

Los Padres National Forest

Public Information Phone: 831-272-0222 

Media Information Phone: 831-272-0221 

Incident E-mail: 2020.Dolan@firenet.gov 

Incident Website: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7018

Dolan Fire
Sept 9, 2020
Rob Allen, Incident Commander
Fire Information: 831-272-0222 Email: 2020.Dolan@firenet.gov
Media Information: 831-272-0221 Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7018 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lospadresnationalforest
Size: 93,554 acres Containment: 20% Personnel: 738 Start Date: Aug. 18, 2020 Cause: Under Investigation
YESTERDAY’S ACTIVITIES: A fire shelter deployment of 14 firefighters occurred in the vicinity of the Naciemiento Guard Station injuring three, one critically. The injured firefighters were transported by helicopter to the hospital in Fresno for treatment. All three firefighters are reported to be in stable condition. The fire burned very actively from the afternoon through the entire evening on the eastern and southern edges.
TODAY’S ACTIVITIES: Winds will shift from the north to the south/southwest as a marine layer spreads over the fire area brining cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity levels to lower evaluations. Above the marine layer steep terrain, dry fuels and strong winds may impact fire behavior burning pockets of fuels, and short uphill runs are expected. Crews along the eastern perimeter will scout out along Kern Ridge to establish line and protect structures. Firefighters will scout out and identify possible opportunities for containment lines utilizing the 2008 Indian Fire burn scar. If weather permits burn operations will happen on the southern and eastern perimeter of the fire. Crews will continue to hold and improve existing lines in the northern perimeter. Structure protection continues in all affected communities. The fire will continue to burn actively to the south and rapid rates of spread can be expected especially in areas where drainages are aligned with the winds above the marine layer.
EVACUATIONS: The Monterey County Sheriff’s has Mandatory evacuation orders for Lucia Zone B and Prewitt Ridge Zone J; Memorial Park FS Summer homes; Zone K South Coastal Ridge Road; Zone L Gorda. Evacuation warning in Zone 27. Advisory evacuation status are in effect in zone 24 east of Arroyo Seco Road; Zone M Salmon Creek Falls. View the interactive map on the Monterey Office of Emergency Services website for Monterey County evacuations.
ROAD CLOSURE: HWY 1 is closed from north of Vista Point south to Pacific Valley. Nacimiento-Ferguson Rd Is closed to all traffic from Highway 1 to the Fort Hunter Liggett base boundary line. Los Burros Road, Plaskett Ridge Road, South Coast Ridge Road are closed except to residents. Visit https://roads.dot.ca.gov/
FOREST CLOSURE: Forest Order Number 05-07-51-20-20 remains in effect on the Forest in the vicinity of the fire.
WEATHER: Winds will shift from the north to the south southwest with possible gusts up to 30mph impacting fire behavior through approximately 1pm. A cooler marine layer will affect the fire below 1,000ft in elevation. Areas above the layer will see higher temperatures and Increasing winds. Fire behavior is expected to moderate this afternoon as winds die down.
SAFETY: Drones should not be flown when an active fire is present. Drones can impede aircraft operations. When you fly, we can’t! Firefighters are still actively using HWY 1 as a major access point to the fire. Falling rocks and debris continues to be a hazard. Most notably in the area of MP 35 on HWY 1.