The time for major fires is approaching, says meteorologist Alex Tardy, at the American Meteorological Institute in San Diego, for Washington Post.
A heat wave will hit the western United States, warns the Meteorological Institute in Sacramento, California Twitter About “extremely dangerous heat” in the coming days, and warnings of temperatures in excess of 38 degrees.
We are very likely to be in the middle of a full and dangerous heat wave by midweek, the National Weather Service wrote in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Temperatures can reach 46 degrees in the valleys around the big city, the institute writes.
declared a state of emergency
The heat combined with the expected strong autumn winds means experts believe there will be many more bushfires in the western parts of the country in the coming months.
“I’d be very surprised if Southern California didn’t have a period of relatively active wildfires in September and October,” says Tardy, with the National Weather Service. Washington Post.
: Warning: the trend of warming in the future! : Thermometer: Spreading triple-digit heat is expected to return to the Central Valley by midweek and continue through Labor Day weekend. People should be prepared for a long time from the dangers of high heat.: hot_face: #CAwx pic.twitter.com/XAL1Lte6LG
– NWS Sacramento (NWSSacramento) August 29, 2022
North they also fear the consequences.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Sunday declared a state of emergency in the state due to what she describes as an imminent risk of wildfires.
“With the threat of wildfires unlikely to abate in the near future, it is imperative that we act now to prevent further loss of life, property, business and our natural resources,” Brown said.
In Idaho, there was also high heat, but also an abnormal amount of lightning.
– It’s a big concern, especially in our higher altitude areas where there are a lot of trees. It’s something we’re looking at closely, says Gina McGuire, a meteorologist.
: rotating_light: with only 5 days left, #Boise # Idaho On the way to see the warmest August on record since records began in 1875. Boise will likely end the month with an average temperature above 80 degrees which has not been recorded in August before. #idwx pic.twitter.com/BIYsbePcyM
– NWS Boise (NWSBoise) August 27 2022
last week Researchers conclude that the southwestern United States has never been drier in 1,200 yearsor as far as measurements go.
Relatively calm summer
In California, there were a summer with fewer wildfires than at the same time last year, and on average over the past five years.
Not a single so-called “massive fire” was recorded as more than 100,000 acres were affected by the bushfires.
It is assumed that one of the reasons for this is the increase in rainfall and the high level of humidity in some places this summer. The fear now is that a longer period of intense heat and dry winds could cause more wildfires in the coming months.
Despite the summer calm in California, there are still more fires recorded across the United States than the average in the last ten years.
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