Several wildfires have broken out across California

mdaniel

S is for Shiksa
May 6, 2000
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Following a red flag wind event a number of wildfires have broken out in CA.

Santa Cruz area:


Near Tahoe: (up until 2 winters ago there would've been significant snow at that elevation this time of year)


Winds are...high


188? Really? Like you could literally get airborne in a 747 with zero ground speed?
 
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Scold

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Nov 24, 2007
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SJ,CA
Fires again...god damnit. It’s windy as a motherfucker here in the South Bay right now.
Thankfully we’re supposed to get some rain in the next couple of days
 
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anomaly

Only 00s are OGs
Oct 12, 2000
52,918
The Town
Powerlines?

Too fucking early for wildfires. This summer is going to suck.
Santa Cruz is a mix of embers from the summers fires that haven't died down as we are at 1/3rd of our (old) normal rainfall and new ignition sources. Probably similar up in El Dorado NF.
 

GucciGucci

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Mar 14, 2000
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Silicon Valley, CA USA
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100-plus mph winds shut down several Tahoe ski resorts

Fernando Martinez, SFGATE

Jan. 19, 2021 / Updated: Jan. 19, 2021 10:57 a.m.


Several Tahoe ski resorts are closing for the day Tuesday because of strong winds, some that are over 100 mph.

According to the National Weather Service, the strong northeast winds are causing waves as high as 3 to 6 feet for the western shore and ridge wind gusts at speeds of about 110 to 130 mph.

“The highest winds will last through the morning and still strong for the afternoon, but they start to come down into the evening,” wrote Bryan Allegretto, a California snow forecaster, for a blog post on Open Snow. “Many upper mountain lifts likely starting the day on wind hold. Highs only in the 30s today and 20s for the upper elevations, with wind chills making it feel much colder.”

He also noted that there were gusts over 130 mph at the top of Alpine..............................

 
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