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  1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Hundreds of homes destroyed or threaten in Ventura, 100 miles Northwest of Los Angeles in the Thomas Fire. Winds (dry, from the northeast)) sustained at 30-40 mph over the region means it's going to get worse. It's growing at about an acre per second.

    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/fire_wx/fwdy1.html
    This is Metabunk related as a new type of conspiracy theory sprang up with the Napa fires - that they were caused by DEWs (Directed Energy Weapons) shot from space. However the reasons for this fire are mostly weather related. High winds, low humidity, lots of fuel from the rains last season, no recent rain. So there's no need to invoke magical causes. It is likely that people still will, so I think it's important to note the real reasons for the fires.

    Wind conditions on the ground:

    Source: https://twitter.com/ReporterSteph/status/938081402829938689


    Winds in context. Brown is low humidity.
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    Winds are forecast to get stronger through the afternoon. Minor improvement tomorrow, then high winds again on Thursday will make the fires near impossible to control.

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    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017 at 8:55 AM
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  2. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Fire danger conditions are over a wide area. Other fires are happening, and more are very possible. There's the 4,000 acre Creek fire, closer to LA
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  3. M Bornong

    M Bornong Senior Member

    And now The Rye Fire, 500 acres north of Los Angeles near 6 Flags Magic Mountain. It's going to be a long next few days for the firemen.[​IMG]
    http://www.kerngoldenempire.com/news/rye-fire-forces-closure-of-i-5-in-santa-clarita/875498537
     
  4. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    All three fires visible from space:
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