Monday, October 22, 2007
About this time last year I posted on the tough fire season Southern California was having. Two years ago was one of the wettest in the area for the last 150 years and this past year was about the driest, making for lots of dry fuel. Today's NY Times reports that this situation has made this year's fires even worse than 2006. I don't have a lot to add other than I was struck by this accompanying satellite photo taken yesterday showing smoke blowing off of the fires out to sea. This clearly shows the path of the Santa Ana winds blowing out from the desert.