11 Oct '17, 9pm

What are Diablo Winds?

What are Diablo Winds?

The winds fanning the catastrophic Northern California fires are borne out of a complicated mash-up of meteorology, physics, geography, and topography. Sonoma and Napa counties are thick in the midst of what some are expecting to be California’s worst set of fires ever. Those in the Golden State know to expect massive fires in the wilderness, but this particular firestorm has broken normal convention and is devouring whole neighborhoods at a terrifying rate. It’s as if a giant flamethrower has been aimed at blocks and blocks of tidy homes, leaving little more than charred rubble punctuated by the eerie pillars of fireplace chimneys. So far, 160,000 acres have burned, 2,000 homes and businesses have been destroyed – and much more is threatened. There have been so many stories of people waking up to the smell of smoke and seeing flames in the distance, only to see those flam...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/what-are-diab...

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It’s peak wildfire season in California, and today is shaping up to be one of the worst days in state history. More than 3...

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It’s peak wildfire season in California, and today is shaping up to be one of the worst days in state history. More than 3...