The Electra Fire in California

July 5th, 2022 |

The Electra Fire near Jackson, California began on the afternoon of 2022-07-04 and can be observed with GOES-West (GOES-17) satellite imagery on RealEarth. The fire produced pyrocumulonimbus clouds, or pyroCb, which are storm clouds that start due to fire conditions.

As of 2022-07-05 at 15:00 UTC, the Electra Fire is 0% contained and has affected 3,034 acres.

Five-minute imagery video of GOES-17 Band 2 (visible) overlayed with Band 7 (infrared) showing the Electra Fire in northern California from 2022-07-04 22:30UTC to 2022-07-05 3:30UTC. The Band 7 “enhanced fire” signature can be seen beginning at 23:00UTC. This animation can be recreated using RealEarth.
A quick loop of GOES-17 true color imagery over the area, from 2022-07-04 22:20UTC to 2022-07-05 3:50UTC. The Electra Fire event is indicated by a red arrow. This animation was made using CSPP geo2grid.

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