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      After The "Firenado"​

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      After The "Firenado"

      Unlike anything firefighters had ever seen before


      The Carr Fire "firenado" near Redding, California July 26, 2018

      Ray Cunneff

      August 7, 2018


      The National Weather Service has confirmed what was once thought unlikely to ever happen, a full-fledged fire storm or "firenado" that occurred July 26th near Redding, California.

      NWS and CalFire’s Serious Accident Review Team conducted a preliminary damage survey on the Carr Fire in which they found that the “Firenado” produced 143 MPH winds, equivalent to an EF-3 tornado.

      “This is historic in the U.S.”, Craig Clements, director of San Jose State University’s Fire Weather Research Laboratory, told BuzzFeed News. “This might be the strongest fire-induced tornado-like circulation ever recorded.”


      One of three high voltage transmission towers melted and toppled. Photo: Damon Arthur


      Steel pipe wrapped around a tree. Photo: SJSU FireWeatherLab


      Trees stripped of leaves and blown over. Photo: Damon Arthur


      Scorched landscape, ripped-up vegetation. Photo: SJSU FireWeatherLab


      According to radar rendering, the plume of smoke that spawned the vortex rapidly underwent vertical development, growing from 19-thousand to 39-thousand feet in just 40 minutes. This rapid increase in height possibly explains why this particular “firenado” was so powerful.




      While the National Weather Service office in Sacramento described the vortex as a fire whirl,

      many analysts are suggesting this was an actual tornado. Fire whirls are much more common.






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          Ray Cunneff
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          It is all the liberals fault. If Al Gore had not invented global warming and had Gerry brown not let the rivers go to the sea, none of this need to have happened. Of course, it did not help to piss off God by legalizing marijuana and homosexual marriage.

          In Trumps second term we will eliminate brown people, and that should help.

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              Ray Cunneff
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              Nature is an amazing thing. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that heat, in the right circumstances, without the aid of any manmade device, can rise so fast that it can form a spiral, or whirl, with winds equivalent to a tornado, funneling intense heat upwards into the sky.

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                  Dajuan Candle
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                  It's amazing that this vertical plume could rise by 20,000 feet in forty minutes, punching through the smoke "cap", swirling into a 143 mph vortex and travel rapidly for ten miles for over an hour, defies everything meteorologists thought they knew about "whirls" and "dust-devils". Climate change is moving us outside traditional extreme weather parameters.

                  (As an atheist, I'm reluctant to call these phenomena "biblical".)

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