Extreme Temperature Diary-November 10, 2018/ Topic: Deadly California Fires…NOV 2018 Day 3

Sarurday November 10th… 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)😊. 

Deadly California Fires…November 2018 Day 3

Just like with Hurricane Michael the climate story has become so big with the fires currently burning in California that they will be the headline for days to come on many media articles, so we will on diary posts mark them numerically. Today is day 3 of this unfolding climate change tragedy, which started Thursday. The expert that I very much differ to in the case of California is Dr. Daniel Swain, who introduced me to the dipole affecting the West about a year ago. Please follow his blog. Dr. Swain has written much on Twitter about the current fire situation as it relates to our changing, warming climate, reiterating my main points from yesterday’s Extreme Temperature Diary blog, which I will now repost:

Here is the tragic picture I am using to tweet out today’s post just in case anyone is wondering if the  thing is fake: 


Let’s briefly look at the forecast pressure gradient for Sunday, which unfortunately will increase string easterly winds across the state ince more fanning flames: 



On the above Tropical Tidbits chart we see pressure above 1030 millibars building southward through Utah and Nevada tightening the gradient across California’s Sierra, a sure sign that high autumn winds are on there way for California on Sunday.

Today I will highlight some major fire news from Saturday from social media below:

This most excellent Weather Underground summary was updated earlier today:

Dear Diary. Here are some unfortunate evening updates:


(As usual, this will be a fluid post in which more information gets added during the day as it crosses my radar, crediting all who have put it on-line. Items will be archived on this site for posterity.)

Here is some other weather and climate news from Saturday:

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