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Sun Oct 27, 2019, 04:14 PM

For an idea of how strong the winds in NorCal are.

A fire that started in Vallejo has jumped the Carquinez Straits. The bridge is closed for now, according to KCBS.

Lots of spot fires breaking out in the North Bay.

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Reply For an idea of how strong the winds in NorCal are. (Original post)
Adsos Letter Oct 2019 OP
mnhtnbb Oct 2019 #1
Adsos Letter Oct 2019 #8
mnhtnbb Oct 2019 #13
Adsos Letter Oct 2019 #14
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2019 #2
Adsos Letter Oct 2019 #9
WhiteTara Oct 2019 #3
Adsos Letter Oct 2019 #5
WhiteTara Oct 2019 #10
Adsos Letter Oct 2019 #12
shanti Oct 2019 #4
Adsos Letter Oct 2019 #6
malaise Oct 2019 #7
Adsos Letter Oct 2019 #11

Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 04:42 PM

1. I saw a report of 100mph gust at Tahoe.

Are you in the path of any of the fires?

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 05:44 PM

8. Not yet.

Vallejo is just over the ridge from us, but I think they are getting a handle on that one.

80mph winds overnight; less today, but with strong gusts.

The wind is generally causing damage: power lines down (they think that is what caused the new fires around Lafayette where power was not shut off) trees, fences, power lines, etc. going down in various areas.

Hoping my back fence stays up.😬

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 07:10 PM

13. OMG. Hope you continue to be safe.

My 50th high school reunion was this weekend in La Jolla. Decided not to go for various reasons, but have a classmate whose husband stayed at their home in Sebastopol. Just heard from her that he has been evacuated, but so far their house is not in danger.

If you have to go, take the family photos with you!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 07:38 PM

14. I expext that we will be fine.

The Vallejo fire is now contained, and only got to about 150 acres.

My biggest personal concern is with my back fence, and a large redbud tree in the front yard. I thought the last wind blast was going to take it down, and the gusts are coming closer together. I planted that tree 26 years ago, and I'd hate to lose it now.

Our current major wind event is supposed to end by about 11:00am tomorrow, but there is another one coming Tuesday afternoon thru Wednesday morning.

The Kincade fire in Sonoma county has currently burned approx. 46 sq. miles, with 10% containment.

KCBS has just reported an immediate evacuation for neighborhoods in southern Martinez because of a fire starting there. The wind here is crazy.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 04:44 PM

2. How horrifying! I hope you and yours are OK. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 05:47 PM

9. We're ok Peggy.

Thanks for asking. The only problem we are having at the moment is that our back fence may come down. Put some 2x4 bracing up earlier.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 05:08 PM

3. What's happening in the east bay?

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 05:38 PM

5. They have two fires burning on either side of 24.

Around Lafayette. Also reports of fire near San Ramon.

I was just coming home and could see huge billows of smoke coming up from what looks like the direction of Antioch, or possibly Tracy. No reports on that yet.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 05:47 PM

10. thanks

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 06:19 PM

12. Here is a link to KCBS.

They have comprehensive coverage, pretty much 24/7.

https://kcbsradio.radio.com/

There is a LISTEN tab at the top for live streaming.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 05:09 PM

4. Whoa!

That is not a short span either.

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Response to shanti (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 05:39 PM

6. I believe it's about 1/2 mile.

Not sure how much of that is over the water.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 05:40 PM

7. Stay safe

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 05:47 PM

11. Thanks malaise.

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