State ID: CA
3 letter designator: LPF
Fire name: Willow
Location: 36 12.414, -121 33.576
Reported acres: 180
Rate of spread: Moderate
Report on Conditions:
Resources: BC11LPF BC34LPF CRW1LPF CRW4LPF CRW528LPF DOZ4LPF E17LPF E18LPF E315LPF4X4 E319LPF E331LPF4X4 HEL527LPF PAT37LPF Q WT24LPF WT5LPF
Weather: NWS Spot Forecast
Scanner link: Monterey County California Live Audio Feeds
Webcam link: ALERTWildfire | Central Coast
Agency Website: Los Padres Communication Center
State ID: CA
I think this is east of Julia Phiffer State park a ways. 20S R4E T21.
Carmel cam drift smoke.
Lost valley Creek drainage.
SNF sending engine.
2 type 1 tankers and 2 type 3 tankers working this incident, along with a lead plane.
Evac order for Tassajara Rd north to China Camp
Evac warning for Tassajara Rd from China Camp north to Kincannon Canyon
Evac Warning for Arroyo Seco Road from Millers Ranch at the Carmel Valley Road Junction west to the Arroyo seco campground
T79, T80, AA240 overhead
Can see the header from the Santa Cruz Harbor
T102 and T03 now overhead
From Big Sur Kate… Per the USFS District Ranger for MRD, the Willow Fire is now between 700-1000 acres. Looking at the current column building that seems likely.
AA-240, 1 Lead, T-79, T-82, T-102, T-03.
If there isn’t already a team order is probably in the making looking at the current column
Reportedly they’re working through or just completed the complexity analysis.
Large Pyro-Q above the fire, likely becoming plume dominated. Let’s see what happens when it collapses.
And we are off to the races on the LPF
Info from Daniel Swain from Weather West…”At this rate, with a 30k foot tall pyrocumulus plume and a conditionally unstable atmosphere, there’s a slight chance Willow Fire could actually generate a few dry lightning strikes of its own in Monterey County over the next few hours.”
That would get real western.
IROC showing a Type 2 team on order. Team 11 is on 2hr currently.
Expressing the obvious, but simply not good. Off to the races.
Column collapsed at about 15:50 after topping out.