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Here we go again....
Major wildfire in progress in the hills directly above Santa Paula, Rapidly advancing west and towards Ventura. Current estm. acerage: 2500 - *4k acres (*10:45 pm NBC L.A. update) and spreading rapidly, possibly @ 40acres per minute, per earlier twitter reports ( Twitter handle: #ThomasFire) If anyone has friends/ family anywhere west of the fire line, please contact.. Could reach eastern side of Ventura towards morning.. Reports of another smaller fire nearby as well.. 0% containment atm.
Prayers for anyone in the path, and to all on the lines.
Is this Dypsis Lanceolata?
I've been by this palm several times, it is a bit northeast of where I live. I don't have any photos of it, so this is a really bad, blurry picture from google maps a few years ago.
Wildfires in Northern California
I know we have a lot of Palm Talkers up there, and we're praying for you down here.
Yeah, we have that fire in Anaheim, but so far No-Cal has been so much worse.
Let us know how you are, if you can.
North Bay Wildfires
After hearing of family members being evacuated in a seperate fire incident northeast of Sacramento, I tuned into the ABC affiliate out of San Francisco to hear of an especially massive and ongoing situation in the Napa/ Santa Rosa area. As of 1:30pm, apparently 1500 structures, and several thousand acres have burned since starting sometime last night. Believe 20k are under evacuation atm in the area as well.
Palms around Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara has a very mild zone 10a climate. Here are some photos of palms that can be seen around my area.
Roystonea regia (not my photo)
What I believe to be Roystonea oleracea. These are located near the beach at UCSB.
This is a species of Pritchardia. I originally posted this photo in this topic: http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/51887-palms-at-ucsb/#comment-788706.