34607RE: [John Muir Trail] Re: Smoke from Rim Fire
- Aug 23, 2013
NASA's EOSDIS satellite picture (http://earthdata.nasa.gov/labs/worldview/) shows the amazing extent of the smoke: across much of northern Nevada and into Utah. At the moment, none of the JMT seems affected. I do wonder though, how much of the north boundary country of Yosemite and how much of the Emigrant Wilderness will eventually be hit. -- Jim Ringland
Consistent with that, here is a comment posted after an article about the fire published today in The Guardian:
23 August 2013 10:16pm
I'm about 60 miles east of Reno, which is over 150 miles north of Yosemite. Smoke from this fire blew in yesterday afternoon and the weather people expect it to last through at least tomorrow. In Reno schools have cancelled all outdoor activities, street fairs have been cancelled, and the health dept. is advising people to stay inside. There are several smaller fires closer to us, but they are not the problem. The wind is blowing the Yosemite smoke right at us and there is so much of it! It doesn't bode well for the forests and wildlife down there."
The article itself (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/23/wildfire-spreads-yosemite-national-park-california) says the fire is 20 miles from Yosemite Valley and that there is no smoke at all in the Valley.
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