Wildfire convection may have contributed to a flood advisory

North of Miami

Smoke and flood advisory

There is a discussion on Twitter about to what extent, if any, fire-induced convection and smoke from a wildfire northwest of Miami contributed to downstream precipitation and a flood advisory north of the city. While it happened on April 1, I don’t see any indication that it is a joke.

There is a possibility that outflow from a nearby thunderstorm interacted with the convection and smoke from the wildfire to intensify the effects.

The thread was started by Philipe Papin, a meteorologist with the NWS National Hurricane Center.

One of the fires in that general area is the 12,000-acre L 30 Fire which has been burning since at least March 28.

Wildfires in the Miami area, April 1-2, 2022
Wildfires in the Miami area, April 1-2, 2022.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Wildfire convection may have contributed to a flood advisory”

  1. Given the combination of phenomena, it would be interesting to know approximately how much convection contributed to the amount/rate/period of precipitation.

  2. Yeh, nobody should be rocking a damn shelter that was made 16 years ago in the first place!!!!!


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