New study explains creation of deadly California 'firenado'

The Carr Fire in Shasta and Trinity Counties began July 23rd, 2018 after a tire blew out on a trailer and the rim made sparks on the pavement. setting dry vegetation in an area historically dry ablaze.That's simple bad luck but it caused 359 square miles to burn, estimated to be the seventh largest fire in recorded California history. By the end of August it was contained but not before it led to eight fatalities and destroyed 1,079 residences. read more

New study explains creation of deadly California 'firenado'

A rare fire tornado that raged during this summer's deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered ...

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Deadly ‘Firenado’ Caused By Erratic Winds, Record Temps and an Ice Cloud

A fire tornado that raged during this summer's deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud towering miles ...

Thu 6 Dec 18 from KQED Science

Scientists discover how deadly 'firenado' forms

A new study in the Geophysical Research Letters journal used satellite and radar data to suggest how a monstrous 'firenado' the size of three football fields developed on July 26.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Daily Mail

Researchers Explain Creation of Deadly ‘Firenado’

NewsA rare fire tornado that raged during this summer's deadly Carr Fire in Northern California has finally been explained.Contributed Author: Associated PressTopics: Geoscience

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Laboratory Equipment

Firenado: How A Bad Luck Combination Led To California's Fire-Generated Vortex 17,000 Feet In The Air

The Carr Fire in Shasta and Trinity Counties began July 23rd, 2018 after a tire blew out on a trailer and the rim made sparks on the pavement. setting dry vegetation in an area historically ...

Wed 5 Dec 18 from Science 2.0

Atmospheric scientists find causes of firenado in deadly Carr Fire

Atmospheric scientists have documented a rare firenado, finding a number of factors that combined at just the right time and place to catalyze the deadly Carr Fire in Northern California. These ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from ScienceDaily

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