The western wildfires have caused great impact to the western region of the United States bringing poor air quality due to the smoke being on the ground. But in our area the effects aren’t on the ground, they’re up in the sky!
It’s not uncommon for wildfire smoke to be wrapped up into the jetstream and into the atmospheric flow and carried other places far away from where fires are burning. What’s unique right now, is how much smoke there is across the Midwest and East Coast, all from the wildfire smoke across the western United States.
Storm chasing, people who get so close to a storm for the love of weather, and for gathering data. One storm chaser describes what it’s like to be in the eye wall of a hurricane, and why he chases storms.
Thousands of people were under orders to evacuate in regions surrounding the San Francisco Bay Area Wednesday as nearly 40 wildfires blazed across the state amid a blistering heat wave now in its second week.
Millions of Iowa crop acres were damaged in the Monday, Aug. 10 Derecho. Early estimates from the state’s Secretary of Agriculture found roughly 14 million acres of insured crops were damaged, with the majority being corn fields.
It’s now been 51 years, since one the most powerful hurricanes ever to strike the United States. Hurricane Camille, the category five hurricane struck the Gulf Coast on August 17, 1969. The next night, 10-31" of rain fell in parts of Virginia.
A rare summer thunderstorm brought lightning that sparked several small blazes in Northern California early Sunday and stoked a huge forest fire that has forced hundreds of people from their homes north of Los Angeles.
The storm struck Savannah, Georgia as a Category 2 hurricane on August 12th, then moved inland and slowed down days after landfall. The end result was a stalled tropical system over mountainous terrain.