Weather Channel explains how wildfires burn, using extraordinary graphics

The Weather Channel video how wildfires burn
Stephanie Abrams explains how wildfires burn. Screenshot from The Weather Channel video.

Stephanie Abrams, a Weather Channel Meteorologist, narrates a video that begins with a quiet, forest scene with a couple of deer in the background. But drama unfolds as a wildfire ignites nearby and envelops her in flames. She goes on, oblivious to the 1,600-degree heat, explaining how fires burn.

This is part of The Weather Channel’s new slate of immersive, mixed reality (IMR) content that’s meant to let “viewers truly see the weather like never before”.

The computer-generated imagery (CGI) is captivating — it’s difficult to look away.

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+

3 thoughts on “Weather Channel explains how wildfires burn, using extraordinary graphics”

  1. In terms of acreage burned as a result of lightning, that 80% or 90% may be turned on its head. And does “all wildfires” include only the continental U.S.? Is Alaska included? Canada?

  2. The first few seconds of those flying, flaming fire bombs instantly exploding into miniature conflagrations is pure bovine feculence – mere histrionics, fear-mongering, and blatant misinformation that the gullible public will run with as factual.

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