Posted: Jul 16, 2012 10:55 PM by Dave Hovde
Updated: Jul 18, 2012 11:33 AM
The biggest concern for the crews fighting the Calf Fire near Santa Margarita has been the wind gusts and subtle changes in direction, but other than that the overall weather situation is considered somewhat favorable.
Temperatures were cool today with highs only in the lower 70s and there was some humidity in the air which can slow the progress of a fire (hot, dry and fast moving winds are the most dangerous combination). Winds in general stayed under 20 miles per hour which is about as good as you can do considering some of the local topography. No fire weather watches or other advisories were in place.
The Calf Fire is considered a largely fuel driven fire as much of the brush has note burned in 50 years, coming off a dry winter and a very hot week last week the condition of the hills is dangerous.
Dave Hovde talks about that and other interesting weather possibilities this week in his Trueview 6 weather forecast clip.
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