Record high temperatures expected in California this week

Record highs in SoCal

I know climate change can’t be proven or disproven by the the weather for one day, one storm, or even one year, but my very unofficial observations lead me to the realization that there have been many, many record-setting weather events over the last several years.

Red Flag Warnings are in effect for areas in California and Alaska. In Southern California the Warning is in effect through Wednesday, where firefighters can expect east to northeast winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 55 mph, along with a relative humidity of 5 percent with poor overnight recovery.

In the Susitna Valley in Alaska the Warning is related to a forecast for Tuesday which includes temperatures of 60 to 70 degrees, winds at 15 to 25 mph, and a relative humidity of 13 to 28 percent.

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Red Flag Warnings, May 13, 2014

The Red Flag Warning map was current as of 9:46 a.m. MDT on Tuesday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts. For the most current data, visit this NWS site.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+