Sunday, September 18, 2016

Picture of the Day - Red Flag Warned

I captured this image yesterday while working the Cow Parade at Madonna Inn. Today I worked a six-hour shift up the hill on the same property conducting parking at the Home Expo being held a second day at the Event Center. The same red flags were today where you see them in this image from yesterday. And they were blowing just the same, except this time from a full-fledged Santa Ana Wind event whereas yesterday when this image was taken, the Santa Ana Wind event was still setting up. Today in this field it hit about 95° F which is unusually hot for this valley whose climate is dominated by marine air most of the time, year-round. The flag color seemed fitting given the Red Flag Warnings not too far southeast of here and the raging Canyon Fire burning a county away today to the south on the post of Vandenberg Air Force Base. In fact, the top of the smoke bank coming off this fire was visible over the hills to the south.
Photo by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).

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