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White Smoke Plume
updated: Jul 20, 2014, 4:51 PM

By an edhat subscriber

I snapped the below photos at the traffic light on Carrillo and Bath Street on Sunday around 4:30pm. Don't worry edhatters, I was in the passenger seat, not the driver. It's a very large plume of white smoke coming from behind the mountains. I'm assuming it might be a prescribed burn but am not sure. Does anyone have any information?

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 COMMENT 537353P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 04:58 PM

Thunderheads and very likely not fire.

 

 COMMENT 537354 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 05:01 PM

That's a cloud formation, not a fire. Interesting...

 

 COMMENT 537355 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 05:09 PM

Those are clouds, condensation from the water vapor rising from the Gibraltar reservoir back there.... common in the afternoons this time of year, you will see them again.

 

 COMMENT 537360 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 05:44 PM

Also probably left over from yesterday's monsoonal weather!

 

 AUNTIE S. agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 05:53 PM

Cloud.

 

 COMMENT 537365 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 05:56 PM

WHAT? There is NO water shortage. Wake up please friends. "research". Thank you.

Political. Estate "properties" settling.

It is all propaganda.

So..be know the truth.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 05:57 PM

Roger Smoke Em Peace Pipe...

 

 COMMENT 537369P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 05:59 PM

365 - Cloudy thinking?

 

 COMMENT 537373P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 06:17 PM

It is farther away than it looks. That was an intense thunderstorm that developed over the Lockwood Valley area behind Ojai. The NWS released a bulletin about it on Twitter.

"T-storm developing near Lockwood Valley. Gusty winds, brief heavy rain, and dangerous lightning possible." - NWS

 

 COMMENT 537374P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 06:22 PM

365 - head deep in the sand.

 

 COMMENT 537377 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 06:43 PM

I'm not often impressed by Internet Craziness these days, but that's some miiiiighty fine conspiracy stuff right there, 365. Well done.

 

 GRITZ agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 07:01 PM

einsteins ghost....
fyi...fire smoke tends to be gray, black, or have some color to it. Plain fluffy white is mostly just clouds. Great pictures!

 

 COMMENT 537384 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 07:09 PM

That is called "Popcorn" Cumulonimbus

 

 NATURE BOY agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 07:21 PM

BE KNOW THE TRUTH!!!!

 

 COMMENT 537387 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 07:21 PM

NEW POPE!!!!!

 

 COMMENT 537389 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 08:00 PM

Yup, as GRITS says.... smoke has all manner of ash and organic bits floating up with it so it will be strongly discolored. Mist or water vapour is white so when the fire dept douses the flames with water the smoke gets a lot whiter but still a shade of grey. Absent any dark smoke it's safe to say this is just a very puffy white cloud. :-)

 

 COMMENT 537390 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 08:09 PM

yes, cloud formations such as these are visible every summer.

 

 COMMENT 537394P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 08:22 PM

384: Loving that "Popcorn" info. Thanks for that. Cool name and doesn't that formation look just like a huge niblet of popcorn.

Nanny: I don't get why you nannied the "Did poster really think it was a fire?" comment. Legitimate comment.

 

 COMMENT 537397P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-20 09:24 PM

That would be one huge fire if it had been smoke! That cloud formation turned into a beautiful anvil. Wish it had been in our area....And when plants containing lots of water burn, the smoke will be white!

 

 COMMENT 537413P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-21 06:48 AM

I saw that plume, too. At first I thought it was a chicken, then later it looked like a pony.

 

 COMMENT 537416P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-21 07:10 AM

Striking formation; would only worry about smoke it if were gray, but even then, there are differences.

 

 SMILODON agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-21 08:23 AM

Congratulations . . . you have actually seen the i-Cloud !! It is composed of terrabytes of information, ones and zeroes, which, taken together looks like a bunny. This is a rarely experienced phenomenon. NOBODY understands the iCloud.

 

 AUNTIE S. agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-21 07:33 PM

LOL,387.

 

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