The official Youtube account of Yosemite National Park posted footage Wednesday of the massive Rim Fire as viewed from the Crane Flat Helibase and the Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park.
As of Thursday morning, the fire had spread to more than 190,000 acres and was 30 percent contained. More than 4,500 people are actively fighting the blaze.
The National Park staff maintains that the fire is still burning in the wilderness and is not immediately threatening visitors or employees. They also attest that smoke has had little impact on the Yosemite Valley.
It's shaping up to be a wet and stormy end to the weekend across the Southeast with the risk of flooding and severe thunderstorms.
A spike in severe thunderstorms, capable of producing tornadoes, will follow a slow start to severe weather season in 2014.
Sunday's NASCAR race in Bristol, Tenn., may turn into a washout following a dry start to the weekend.
Mother Nature will bring another blast of winter weather from Missouri to Delaware before spring arrives.
Colder air will slowly filter across the Cleveland area this weekend following a mild end to the week.
New York State (1870)
Heavy snowstorm blocked 24 trains between Springfield and Albany.
Montgomery, AL (1990)
Rainfall of 7.75".
Eastern States/ Central States (1843)
Great snowstorm swept from Gulf of Mexico to Maine: Snowfall amounts: Location: Inches: Little Rock, AR 8.0 Memphis, TN & Washington, DC 10.0 Baltimore, MD 12.0 Philadelphia, PA with drifts of 4-5' 12.0 New York City, NY 12.0 Snow, then rain in Boston 4.0-6.0