Friday, August 23, 2013

Rim Fire Webcam View #9

At 11:16 a.m. about an hour after first putting up pyrocumulus clouds the Rim Fire burning on the Tuolumne National Forest and Yosemite National Park is rally cranking them out and will for the rest of the day it appears. In this image we see both the barber pole twist of this convection column (one of many on this fire) as well as pyrocumulous clouds atop that. Unfortunately, this webcam at Crane Flat Helibase is focused in a bit too tightly so we can only see the bottom of the clouds at the top of the smoke column near the top margin of this image. Today this fire should reach Hetch Hetchy on the east and Pine Mountain Lake on the west side. Tuolumne City is now being advised to evacuate.

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