Thu. will be another mostly dry day before moisture surges back into the area Fri. through the weekend which will in turn kick in our afternoon t'storm pattern again. Temps. will reach the low to mid 90s with heat indices near or a bit above 100.
Mountain Fire in California
Inciweb.org , "The Mountain Fire started Monday, July 15, 2013.
It is currently burning east of the Mountain Center, CA.
Only 10% contained.
Mandatory evacuation orders are in place for Andreas Canyon Club, which are the 24 homes south of Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs.
Currently there are 2241 firefighters, including 98 engines, 15 helicopters, 10 fixed wing aircraft, including a DC-10, 73 hand-crews, 6 water-tenders, and 10 dozers fighting this fire.
This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on July 16, 2013. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’s thermal bands, are outlined in red. NASA image below courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team
Another example of our local Salvation Army "Doing the Most Good":
Needy Children Embark on a Special Camp Adventure
On Monday, July 15th, approximately 50 children from local low-income families boarded a bus, pillow and swimsuit in tow, and traveled to Camp Keystone, The Salvation Army’s sprawling 200-acre camp facility in Keystone Heights, FL. For many of these children, it will be the first time they have traveled outside of Jacksonville.
The campers, ages seven to twelve, will spend five days immersed in a variety of activities, including kayaking on Lake Bedford, swimming, archery, horseback riding, bible devotions, and arts and crafts. The Salvation Army conducts the camp annually to provide children in struggling families with an opportunity to “just be kids”.
Although a session at the camp is valued at around $200, there is no cost to the children’s families, who must qualify according to federal poverty guidelines. The camp’s cost is financed through private donations to The Salvation Army.