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Wildfires 2018

Wildfires 2018

Unread postby dohboi » Tue 13 Feb 2018, 15:28:22

(again, mods, if such a thread has already been started, please merge...are we losing some threads around here?)

“Wildfires are not at all common in northern California during mid-winter, when vegetation is normally very moist. But recent record warmth and prolonged dry spell have dried fuels to near/below record low levels for Feb.

#CAwx #CAfire ”

https://twitter.com/Weather_West/status ... 4959519744
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Re: Wildfires 2018

Unread postby dohboi » Sun 15 Apr 2018, 12:53:45

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... downgraded


Sydney bushfire: 'ferocious' blaze threatens homes as RFS confirms damage


Strong winds push flames towards suburban streets as firefighting and reconnaissance aircraft join operation


“We are seeing the fire behave very aggressively,” Fitzsimmons said
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Unread postby dohboi » Mon 30 Apr 2018, 10:08:03

(This is actually about a fire from last year, but it seems weird to resurrect last year's thread for this one story, if it's even still unlocked.)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.4635569

B.C. wildfires triggered mega thunderstorm with volcano-like effects
‘This was the most significant fire-driven thunderstorm event in history,’ meteorologist says

The only real comparison for what happened in B.C. on Aug. 12, 2017, would be a volcanic eruption.

On that day, in the midst of the province’s record-breaking wildfire season, the heat from four fires triggered huge thunderstorms that sent smoke soaring into the stratosphere, eventually spreading through the entire Northern Hemisphere.

It was the biggest so-called pyrocumulonimbus event ever observed, according to David Peterson, a meteorologist at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey, Calif.



Wildfire forecasts predict hot, dry conditions in B.C. this year
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Re: Wildfires 2018

Unread postby dohboi » Tue 01 May 2018, 21:20:49

Worsening Prairie Fires: Exceptional Central Heat and Drought Spurs More Oklahoma Blazes

https://robertscribbler.com/2018/05/01/ ... ma-blazes/

Today, as with many recent days, Oklahoma is experiencing hot, dry, critical fire hazard conditions. And over the past month, historically exceptional drought and hotter than normal weather have spurred a spate of very severe and seemingly unrelenting wildfires across the state...

...Though spring wildfires do occur across Oklahoma and parts of the plains states, the trend has been for an increasing large fire incidence. This trend, in turn, has been driven by human-caused climate change. For as the U.S. has warmed, the rate of evaporation from soils, vegetation and lakes has increased. This higher rate of moisture loss both intensifies drought and spikes fire risk.

Warming and worsening drought has been a particularly acute set of affairs for Central and Western states.

The number of weeks when large fires are a risk has increased from 50 to 600 percent for most of these regions.

In other words, if it seems like there are more large fires, it’s because there are. And what we see now are spring prairie fires that are far more intense than they were in the past.
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