AMAZING false-color NASA satellite pic of the damage caused by LA’s Station Fire.
Yes. Yes it is. (Full size on the linked article.)
The wind’s changed, the weather’s cooled off, and firefighters are starting to get the Station Fire under control. For the first time in days, we’ve been able to see the San Gabriel Mountains.
The eastern part of the range was clearly visible this afternoon — more visible than it usually is during the summer, with LA’s famous smog. The middle was completely shrouded in smoke. Interestingly, while it looks like the plume is being blown east, visibility seems to be worse toward the western end. Maybe wind near the ground is blowing west, and wind higher up is blowing east?
Compare to this shot of the mountains covered in snow last December:
LA fire pix at Flickr. An impressive round-up.
I keep putting off washing my car, then finally getting to it right before a freak storm…or the arrival of a giant cloud of ash. *grumble*
Images from the Mt. Wilson Observatory Towercam & NASA. You can probably figure out which is which.