Incredible! Whistler nearly 40 tooQuite a significant heatwave in the Pacific NW region of the USA over the next few days.
Portland Oregon might exceed 45c which is rather extreme for them, before cooler air drifts in off the Pacific Ocean. Quite remarkable temp gradients between the coast and just inland.
Yep, the coniferous forests are going to be in big trouble if this heatwave drags on.Weather reporting here speaking of a "heat dome" super stable high pressure sitting over the PNW. Hot days happen every summer, but this one appears set to hold for a full week. Forecast temps will break all time records in many towns and cities if they prove to be correct.
We've already had a record dry spring in southern BC, and snowpack was only 80-100% of average, so there's not much moisture even up high. A week of 40 virtually guarantees bushfire starts. We've already had a few small ones that have been quickly suppressed, but inevitably one or two will get away. Probably the biggest risk is a cold front moving in when the high finally breaks down. The thunderstorm activity that often accompanies could spark a fire season of biblical proportions.
Curious as to why he/she is a numpty. Have they gotten facts wrong?
Media reporting 90% of buildings gone, including ambulance station, RCMP, power substations, mobile phone tower. Appeals all day for residents to check in with emergency services. There are people missing but no one is saying how many yet. These will be BC's first civilian bushfire deaths in many years. Fire was likely started by a CN train, there are always sparks generated by wheel flanges grinding against the tracks on sharp curves. Lots of curves in the hot dry upper canyon, so there are frequent small fires. Extreme weather conditions caused this one to explode.Gone....
I saw that and wondered where all this soil went in a seemingly flat area. Turns out there is a quarry just to the bottom of the photo: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,6.7906458,247a,35y,157.69h,59.93t/data=!3m1!1e3!5m1!1e4Yikes.