This afternoon was convectively active. Prior to that, I was contacted about graupel at 9 am on the Engineer hike.
Lots of lightning everywhere. Here were the strikes from my lightning detection program through 4:45 pm in the lower and mid-elevations.
That is Vallecito at the bottom left.
Fortunately, VIIRS has not identified fires. That being said the Canyon fire was likely struck 18 hours before the fire was reported. They smolder and wait for the wind.
Thanks for following, same plan tomorrow, early fire update then weather update around 9 am.