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California Firefighters May Get a Break

by Mario Gomez

khou.com

Posted on August 30, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 27 at 11:12 AM

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The wild fire season is back in California and fire fighters are asking residents to evacuate their rural homes. The 1KM visible satellite shows the wild fire flare ups northeast of Los Angeles. The fires are so intense they create a micro climate of swirling fire tornados and intense heat. The particles and heat from the fires help create clouds that billow almost straight up until they flare out with higher atmospheric winds. In the visible satellite sector always look for a triangular shaped cloud formations to locate the fires.

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A helping hand is on the way from mother nature in the form of cooler temperatures for the brave fire fighters. Temperature readings will fall from the typical mid 90 degree Houston summers to the mid 80s by Wednesday. By the end of the week Hurricane Jimena, an intense category four hurricane about 500 miles south of Baja California may sweep northward according to the latest National Hurricane Center. The hurricane may weaken, althought currently the hurricane is packing winds of 140mph and moving WNW at 8mph. Another byproduct may be heavy rain along the Baja and southern California coast depending on its track. This would help prevent future fires in this very dry terrain.

We are also tracking an organized pattern of clouds that could become a tropical depression on Monday. Hurricane model projections show a northwesterly track but a few also indicate a westerly trend. Stay tuned for the latest this week.

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