Mount Wilson Observatory Update: Forest Service Gives Encouraging News

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on September 1, 2009 1:24 pm

This morning the Forest Service talked to Hal McAlister, the director of the Mount Wilson Observatory.  Although the above picture from the observatory’s webcam (from 1:35pm) makes the situation look bleak, the Forest Service’s words are more encouraging.

The dispatcher expressed his opinion that as long as the (Station) fire continues to press the mountain from one direction “you are going to make it.”

Furthermore, there is some light rain developing in places in the Los Angeles basin, and there is a possibility for some thunderstorm activity that could lead to dry lightning. The humidity is up and the temperature is a bit lower, so, all in all, things are looking more promising than they have in the last few days.

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