Fires on Visible Imagery

Nice view this afternoon of fires making good runs apparently just north of Detroit and west of Mt. Washington.  That’s the View Lakes Complex of fires and the Scott Mountain Fire.  Imagery here:

52 Responses to Fires on Visible Imagery

  1. Kyle says:

    Sorry if I broke any of the blog rules in response to Petey J about the interview! 😮 😦

  2. Kyle says:

    In response to Petey J and sorry if I am too philosophical but I can’t make it any simpler so bear with me here:

    It all really depends on what you call “hate crime” as some people will throw a big pity party if a friend asks you to join them at church/Mass/Synagouge/whatever
    on some Sunday morning when you can just simply say you are “not interested” and more likely then not you will be left to your own devices or they are not true friends.

    If you use impulse and shout “NO!” your friendship will be severely severed and they will wonder what the hell is wrong with you and why you snapped at them not knowing you had religious scars.

    It’s not the church that needs changing but your friends that need a better attitude or you if you yelled no to your friends.

    Also: If your “hate crime” can be blown out of proportion in some way the yes it will be on the news without a doubt so no worries in that department. 🙂

    It will be more then on the news.

  3. Boydo3 500' North Albany says:

    Finally the relief from the funk! 74 and there’s so much more. Fresh air that is. nw @ 4mph.
    I like the heat
    I love the beat
    just not the funk
    like an old smokey trunk

  4. Will my interview about the hate crime in downtown Vancouver make the news this evening? We shall see…

    • Kyle says:

      So here I was in Portland and the Vista house waiting for Rob’s 10-12mb westerly surged and guess what?

      NOTHING!!!!!!!! I feel s o cheated!

      It was actually hot at the Vista house and I just looked at my station which is showing 77F outside.


      Not to mention it was too packed like sardines to really go inside.

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      Kyle, that was a westerly push meaning winds into the eastern Gorge towards Pendleton. Vista House wouldn’t have got much. Those aren’t going to really get blowing until tomorrow.

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      Petey, sounds like a bad situation. I will watch the news at 10/11 for your interview.

  5. Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

    Still a warm 82.6 here and turning a bit muggy. I really thought by 8 PM that we would have seen strong NW breezes and more pronounced cooling than this. C’mon marine air!

  6. High 98
    Low 52

    Marine air please……

  7. I didn’t think it would reach 90 today….Reached 91 here…

    Still a warm 85 now.

  8. Battle Ground Brian says:

    08-25-2010 Oregon temperature extremes.


    High: 109 at Merlin
    Low: 78 at Red Mound

    High: 56 at Charleston
    Low: 30 at Crane Prairie

    Largest Diurnal Change: 63 degrees

    Cabin Lake (98/35)
    Colgate (100/37)
    Horse Ridge (99/36)

  9. Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

    I didn’t expect it to be 92 still as we approach 7:00 PM. Cooling is taking its sweet time getting here…

  10. notice how it looks like the wind has reached the base of the scott fire?…smoke spread out at low levels…

  11. Boydo3 500' North Albany says:

    Here is a link to the fire situation.

    • Boydo3 500' North Albany says:

      So looking at satellite imagery, the smoke is blowing away from the Valley. What the hey bob is causing this funk then!? Inversion of some sort?

  12. Ken says:

    This looks like its gonna get bad!! I hope our hardworking firefighters stay safe.

  13. Washington Observer says:

    West breeze just started here.
    Lots of smoke moving up from the south. (Oregon)

  14. jackfrost says:

    So is the top fire in the image the one near Olallie Lake? My friend is saying that it is but I’m thinking the bottom one is since I don’t think Olallie is in Clackamas County.

  15. Boydo3 500' North Albany says:

    I mentioned the other day that we were on the Deschutes when that fire started. We figured they’d have it contained in a day or so. Now after a week it’s not looking to good. Especially with the forecast winds.

  16. …this latest timelaspe you can really see the fires exploding, and the plume is really starting to head east…

  17. ….right now from my vantage point, the air has gotten a bit smokey, looking towards Mt. Hood, it is barely visible, and it looks like a wall of smoke going down the crest and into the foothills (which are becoming more obscured by smoke) from Hood towards Jefferson….my view of the Olallie area is blocked from here….

  18. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    Take a look at the Mt. Hood real time camera… Smoke is convering the whole sky.

  19. PaulO says:

    94 @ PDX. Can we tie yesterday or does the wind bust through?

  20. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    I have a radar loop that starts when the fires pop up.

    We sure haven’t had rain in a great while.

  21. There is a big lava field east of the Scott Mtn fire, so if the westerlies kick in that should hopefully prevent this one from getting humungous in size.

    Currently 95 in Sweet Home.

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      Near the Belknap Crater SSW of Mt. Washington I believe.

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      Unfortunately that isn’t the case further NNW towards the Olallie Lake scenic area.

      With the strength projected of this onshore push I fully expect winds up there to top 50mph. Heck I’ve been up there before where winds are 5-15mph in Portland and 40+mph up there, so imagine how bad it is going to be. I can’t image the fire lines will hold either. Yikes…..

    • True and not good news. Hope for moisture.

  22. PaulO says:

    93 @ PDX

  23. Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

    Mark, did you read my mind? I just posted that info as well. 😀 I will re-post my info if it is okay?

    Radar Loop

    Large Fire Map

    Fire Information

    I am quite concerned especially for the Olallie Lake Resort/scenic area as this area is tinder dry, lots of beetle killed trees, and the trees are very thick. As the onshore flow takes hold the westerly winds will be howling over the Cascades and I assume the fires will spread exponentially towards the east/northeast.

  24. W7ENK says:


    There were reports of a fire outside Estacada last evening, looks like it’s really blown up today.

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