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Bonny Doon Fire Safe Council Annual Meeting - Meteorology and Weather Associated with Extreme Wildfire in Coastal California

posted Oct 10, 2018, 3:51 PM by Joe Christy   [ updated Oct 10, 2018, 3:57 PM ]
On Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 – 8pm, at the Davenport Roadhouse, 1 Davenport Ave, Davenport, CA 95017, we will be holding our annual meeting featuring a presentation by Craig Clements on Meteorology and Weather Associated with Extreme Wildfire in Coastal California

Professor Clements directs the Fire Weather Research Laboratory at San José State University and his earliest research revealed how wildfires create their own weather. The Lab’s Mobile Atmospheric Profiling System is a familiar sight at wildfire incidents throughout California when Incident Command Teams frequently summon them to provide specialized observational capabilities and share expertise. The Lab is currently working with Pacific Gas and Electric to establish new fire weather and fuel moisture observation stations throughout PG&E’s territory.
In his talk he will introduce the basics of fire weather, then discuss Diablo winds based on the lab’s observations of the 2017 Tubbs Fire, and go on to describe research that explains why, at this time of year, the relative humidity in the Santa Cruz mountains often bottoms out in the wee hours of the morning.
Admission is free, there will be a no-host buffet, and the bar will be open. 

Contact Joe Christy at 831/515-8389 for more information.