Wednesday October 30th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing blog will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below at the very end of this daily blog. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials).😉
California Continues To Burn In October…The Easy Fire Ignites
As expected, Santa Ana winds have whipped up wildly today across Southern California, getting over 70 mph in some instances, exacerbating what has been tagged by the National Weather Service for the first time as “Extreme Fire Danger.” Of most concern is the new Easy Fire, which has burst onto the scene near the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, threatening that institution and burning nearby homes. Record dry air is accompanying easterly winds across California today just adding to tinderbox conditions.
Thankfully after Wednesday the pressure gradient will ease, although Santa Ana Winds will continue to blow at lesser speeds in canyons and passes through the remainder of this week, and there is no rain in sight going into November. Humidity levels starting in coastal zones and eventually the rest of the state will slowly creep up after today, which should aid firefighting efforts.
Without further ado here are news and notes from Wednesday on California’s high winds and fires. Newest items, as usual, will be listed at the top of this post, which I will update as Wednesday rolls along:
Here is more climate and weather news from Wednesday:
(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. In most instances click on the pictures of each tweet to see each article.)
Here are some of Wednesday’s many ETs:
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Guy Walton- “The Climate Guy”