Pyrocumulus Cloud

   Last week I posted a BLOG about the smokey skies of the Big Hump fire that started in Olympic National Forest on August 31. I included a link to Dale Ireland's fabulous time-lapse video of the fire from September 8, showing the pyrocumlus clouds, but the link to that footage no longer works.

   CLICK HERE if you want to try another route to Dale's footage, via the Kitsap Sun newspaper.

    As of today, the fire is still smoldering but is expected to be contained by September 30th. Interestingly, early on in the fire, low clouds slowed the spread of the fire, but also prevented helicopters from dropping water or using infrared equipment to map the fire's boundaries.