Los Padres National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1980 Old Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93464
Fire conditions today remain consistent and unchanged from yesterdays containment progress. The weather conditions around the fire area continue to be moderated with continued reduction in temperatures, however heat is still showing up in new areas on the infrared camera. Air resources were used to monitor fire conditions with heavy reliance on infrared technology to search for and identify hot spots. While containment is at 98% fire crews must still pay close attention to the fire lines to quickly respond in case of any flare- ups. Although the temperatures have moderated, the fuels in the fire area are still very dry. Our aircraft resources continue to be a critical part of the plan to keep the heat pinned down until we can get firefighters inserted into the remaining areas of concern.
High temperatures today will be between 88 to 94 degrees across the inland valleys with low relative humidity. Temperatures along the coast will be in the mid to upper 60s in the afternoon. The marine layer will continue in the evening and should limit fire activity on the western fire area, and in the lower portions of the Limekiln and Mill Creek drainages. The forecast earlier in the week suggested a chance for precipitation in the Central California area, however the forecast has changed with a much lower chance of measurable precipitation.