Holy Jim Trail Santa Ana Mountain Fire; Expected Wind and Ash Direction



A fire started in the Santa Ana Mountains this morning, August 31, 2016 in Holy Jim Trail.  Southern California Weather Force will now provide the wind direction for the flame travel and also the smoke travel in the upper levels.  Also I issued an air quality advisory for the entire Inland Empire through Saturday so read on for details.

The fire is over 125 acres and growing pretty quickly.  It can be seen for many miles around, as far as Los Angeles and likely even San Diego.  The fire will move in a general easterly direction toward the Lake Elsinore area during the day and early night with the onshore flow present.

Overnight however .. after 1am the fire will back track northwest away from Elsinore and go in the direction of Alberhill.  This is due to the eddy developing that brings the marine layer in  … usually.  This would general southeast winds.  They won’t be strong so fast motion of the fire is not expected overnight.

Over the next few days that will be the general pattern … with the east motion toward Lake Elsinore being the fastest period expected for this fire.

The ash blow off will be due north through San Bernardino and the entire Inland Empire area north of the fire for the next couple of days and a general change if it is around still by Friday and Saturday toward the Hemet areas.

Air quality is going to be at an elevated risk in the Inland Empire with hazy conditions expected through the rest of the week.  The air quality advisory is in effect at this office …[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_facebook type=”button_count”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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