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when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby DAVELA » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:42 am

anyone here with a crystal ball?

...my dad wants to visit me and go to the eastern sierra in mid september but i have told him the smoke is bad...when the hell is all this fire and smoke supposed to stop and will mid-sept be safe??I know we usually get a snow dump in early october so im kinda hoping these fires will die out soon.Enough already. :confused:



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Re: when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby rlown » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:51 am

A desert state and a 4 year drought. Fire stops when it hits the granite. Money from the farcical bullet train would be better spent clearing brush in spring in high impact areas and fighting fires.

Aim South until they have containment. bishopweather.com hasn't been showing really clear except when the wind shifts. Mammoth looks clear today, but it was smokey this am.
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Re: when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby SSSdave » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:56 am

Pray for an early El Nino front sweeping down from the Gulf of Alaska after mid September. At best unpredictable.

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Re: when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby DAVELA » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:13 am

nws shows smoke for the whole week in bishop!!
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Re: when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby maverick » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:56 am

If the trade winds die down over the Pacific in September, as one of the models is predicting, then the El Nino effect could be stronger, but some models are also predicting, that most of its energy may be hitting southern CA, anyways, hope for some major storms to hit, coming from the Gulf of Alaska, we do not need any tropical moisture with lightening storms that could start up several more fires.
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Re: when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby franklin411 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:49 pm

I'm just guessing, but I bet they'll let this one burn itself out. Maybe if we get some rain around Nov or Dec it'll run out of steam.

I lived in Santa Barbara and they let the Zaca Fire burn pretty much whatever it wanted for 4 months/250,000 acres.
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Re: when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby joshuacourter » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:18 pm

If you wanted to see a daily view of the smoke in the state (or just to see whats up in the world) this site may help. It is just a snap shot though. Been cool to watch how far the smoke is traveling in light of all the fires in the state as well as current Rough Fire.

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Re: when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby astrogerly » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:14 pm

Well, it just depends on the day. Be flexible. We had bluebird conditions from June Lake north all weekend. I've also seen bluebird south of Independence. It's all about being flexible... Also, as mentioned, keep an eye on the NASA images...
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Re: when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby Cross Country » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:22 am

SorryI have to state the obvios. It certainly will stop after there is suficient precipitation.
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Re: when will the smoke stop in the eastern sierra???

Postby dave54 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:00 am

Smoke for months is something you have to accept if the armchair fire experts and self-proclaimed fire ecologists get their way and the agencies let fires burn.
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