Sunday July 29th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing post will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials)😊. Here is today’s main climate change post related hot topic:
Nature To Give California A Break
I have some good news for a change this Sunday. Hang in their Californians and pray that today’s meteorology models are correct. It looks like California should get at least a brief break from this summer’s heat as a system should move into the West from the Gulf of Alaska, breaking down a stubborn heat dome over the area slowly as this week progresses. Today we have this ridge/trough configuration over the CONUS:
By next Sunday firefighters and those suffering from extreme heat should welcome this configuration:
Of most concern today are wildfires burning nearly out of control in northern California, and in particular the Carr Fire, which has devastated Redd Bluff. If the European model is correct firefighters can expect a slow improvement of conditions as low level flow begins ushering in some Pacific air. The ridge probably won’t break down significantly, though, until next weekend.
It’s exceptionally interesting from a climatological scientific vantage that the Carr Fire coincided with this:
Here is more news on the Carr Fire:
The only other time I have heard of high tension towers melting was 1971 Romero Fire, also a central core vortex at night.
(Click on the picture to learn more science behind fire tornadoes.)
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