In Utah, The Knolls fire near Saratoga Springs has burned 2000 acres and is 0% contained. ], “What happened during both of these heat storms was it didn’t cool down at night,” Nancy Sutley, chief sustainability officer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, told me. The fire has caused at least 13,000 evacuations. Wikipedia defines a ‘heat storm’ this way: “A heat storm is a Californian term for an extended heat wave. A rise in deforestation, drier weather conditions and Covid-19 could wreak havoc on Amazon communities and ecosystems already under threat, experts fear. The LA Times did not explain when people would be “incinerated” by these fictional Star Wars-inspired “heat storms.”. …, The nonprofit research organization Climate Central analyzed federal data and released a report last month finding that hurricanes, wildfires, heat storms and other extreme weather events caused 67% more power outages in the United States during the decade ending in 2019 than they did during the previous decade. More summer storms, at times with gusty winds, and very heavy rainfall will develop again later this afternoon in parts of New England and the Tennessee valley. The Insurance Council of Texas is projecting around 2,800 auto claims and around 1,600 homeowners claims in Amarillo from the first round of hail storms in Amarillo. Roth reported, that “the state experienced hotter days and higher overall peak electricity demand during a July 2006 heat storm that did not lead to rolling blackouts.” In addition, Roth also cited the Sustainability officer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power as using the “heat storm” phrase as well. By: Marc Morano - Climate Depot October 15, 2020 1:04 PM with 0 comments The Los Angelos Times employed a new phrase designed to gin up climate fear among the public — the rise of the “heat storm.” LA Times staff writer Sammy Roth, used a term associated with the fictional Star Wars film series three times in his article titled “Boiling Point.” “I believe around the Wolflin area was hit the hardest. This morning, storms are firing in parts of the upper Midwest where 3 to 5 inches of rain has been reported in parts of eastern Minnesota. Update: Meteorologist Anthony Watts comments: “It’s a ridiculous made-up term, because “storm” implies something active and moving. Wind gusts at that fire reached as high as 57 mph on Sunday afternoon. Copyright 2020 KFDA. We’re going to do the best we can to be there physically, if not virtually,” said Brooks. I don’t know where this “definition” came from, and the Wikipedia article has no basis or citation/reference for it. Dangerous fire weather from California to Kansas, summer storms Midwest and East, How Trump plowed through $1 billion, losing cash advantage, With coronavirus concerns a factor, it's all tied up in North Carolina: Poll, Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains, Mom missing for 12 days in national park was 'disoriented' after injuring head. Air quality is improving in much of the U.S. as the Saharan dust settles and blows north and east out of the country. “When it cools down at night — even when it’s really hot during the day — the equipment has a chance to cool down, and it will be OK. The main areas this morning likely to see any impact from the dust will be parts of Florida and perhaps a couple of spots in the Midwest. You can have a roofer come out and assess the damage so you can make a claim, but hold off on the construction, as more hail is on the way. [Note: “Ryloth was a planet in the Ryloth system of the Outer Rim Territories, and the homeworld of the Twi’lek species.”] Brought about due to Ryloth’s rotational axis being roughly parallel to its plane of orbit, heat storms consisted of furious cyclonic winds reaching speeds of up to 500 kilometers per hour and temperatures upwards of 300 degrees Celsius as they raged across Ryloth’s Bright Lands, searing everything in their path before eventually dying out on the planet’s night side. We’ve been getting calls from all over Amarillo, so it was pretty wide spread across the city,” said Hudson. “We’ve seen quite an increase in calls. Other than Star Wars, I have never heard the term applied in my over 30 years forecasting in California until today. “They are going to try and handle as much as they can in a virtual context. They had some baseball size hail in their area. The term “heat storm” also derives from the Star Wars movie series. Heat waves just sit there. Now we have ‘fake weather’ – New scary (but bogus) weather term from the left-leaning media: “heat storm” comes from the Star Wars movie, but doesn’t happen on Earth. It’s a ridiculous made-up term, because “storm” implies something active and moving. Further, Googling the term brings up a brand of space heaters, and no actual usage of the term related to weather in the first two pages. Due to the high demand of claims, a team of appraisers will be assisting the local offices in Amarillo. “Heat storms consisted of furious cyclonic winds reaching speeds of up to 500 kilometers per hour and temperatures upwards of 300 degrees Celsius” and “If anyone was caught in one, they would be incinerated.”, This sounds horrible for Californians! Las Vegas is only expected to reach a high of 88 today and it typically averages a high of 102 degrees at the end of June. The website defines the fictional term “heat storm” as a “natural occurrence” that raged across the fictional planet Ryloth in the Star Wars film series. Heat waves just sit there. The fire danger will shrink to mainly just Arizona and New Mexico on Tuesday and then, finally, conditions will be significantly less conducive for fire spread by Wednesday. This isn’t just a job for me,” he wrote, adding, “Like many people, I want to contribute to a more sustainable future.”. See, here, here, here, and here. The massive Sahara dust storm (aka Godzilla) reaches the U.S. this week. They are stagnant air by their very nature. Dangerous fire conditions in the West have contributed to the spread of a number of flare ups over the weekend. But the nighttime temperatures — when it was 111 downtown, it wasn’t 70 at night. Hail can be a hit and miss situation, but Friday’s storm affected a lot of people. For Southern Californians, 2020 began with a dry spell as rain was scant in January and February. NOAA does not list the term “heat storm” in their official glossary. Excerpts of LA Times introducing the term “heat storms” in their October 15, 2020 article. AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Friday’s hail storm in Potter and Randall Counties was declared a catastrophic event, meaning over 500 insurance claims were made in each county. If anyone was caught in one, they would be incinerated.”, “It is always folly to run from a heat storm. The reason for the fire danger is mainly due to a strong cold front moving through the area knocking temperatures down at least 20 degrees in some spots. The Poeville fire outside of Reno has burned 3,500 acres and is 30% contained. Catch up on the developing stories making headlines. Full definition of the Star Wars fictional “heat storm” definition from is as follows: “A heat storm was a natural occurrence that frequently raged across Ryloth’s sun-baked day side. “This renaming is just another way the left-leaning media wants us to be afraid of normal weather patterns by making it into something that sounds scarier than “heat wave,” Watts explained. Elevated to critical fire danger will persist another day for a large part of the West from California to Kansas. See: LA Times: Boiling Point: Climate change is wreaking havoc on the power grid in ways you never knew, There’s been a lot of debate about the extent to which climate change is actually to blame. I did find one reference, and it appears this may be the very first use of the term: Reading that article, suggests the term “heat storm” came from the imagination of the article writer. Elsewhere, air quality is improving in much of the U.S. as the Saharan dust settles and blows north and east out of the country. June 29, 2020, 1:15 PM ... elevated to critical fire danger will persist another day for a large part of the West from California to Kansas.

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