Skip to comments.Analysis of wildfire danger during the California wind event using Hot-Dry-Windy Index
Posted on 10/09/2019 2:13:52 PM PDT by Norski
Weather forecasters expect the wildland fire danger in some areas of California to be extreme Tuesday night and into Thursday. Strong north to northeast winds accompanied by low humidity has triggered Red Flag Warnings putting land managers on edge. PG&E is so worried it is proactively turning off the electrical power to 600,000 addresses in nearly 30 northern, central, coastal, and Bay Area counties.
We consulted a fairly new fire danger forecasting tool to see how it analyzed what firefighters will be faced with for the next few days. The Hot-Dry-Windy Index (HDW) is described as being very simple and only considers the atmospheric factors of heat, moisture, and wind. To be more precise, it is a multiplication of the maximum wind speed and maximum vapor pressure deficit (VPD) in the lowest 50 or so millibars in the atmosphere.
The products, displayed as charts, show the index for the preceding 10 days and the forecast for the next 7 days. For the current and following days you will see results of the Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS), which is a weather forecast model made up of 21 separate forecasts, one control (in red) and twenty perturbations. The reasoning for showing 21 different forecasts is to quantify the amount of uncertainty in a forecast by generating an ensemble of multiple forecasts, each minutely different, or perturbed, from the original observations.The HDW only only uses weather information fuels and topography are not considered by HDW at all. If the fuels are wet or have a high live or dead moisture content it will not be reflected in the data.
(Excerpt) Read more at wildfiretoday.com ...
Below are HDW predictions for other areas in California.
(see charts at wildfiretoday.com, or assist by posting said charts. Thank you.)
PG and E with Governor Gavin Loathsomes blessing is shutting off power to hundreds of thousands of residents as a precaution:
I’m trying to imagine arsonist/terrorist starting hundreds of fires during this wind event all while the power is shut down for the citizens.
PG&E..”turning off the electrical power to 600,000 addresses”
Liberals and politicians hardest hit...I’d hope
Yes. My reason for posting this. Thank you.
Hm. I am fairly certain that I posted about weather and wildfires. This is a chart on women.
However, they do all begin with the letter W.
Perhaps the guilty party will be Tiffany the Stripper in the Forest with a Knife.
That California’s electric has been reduced by millions of homes, paved the path to replay Kim Clement’s prophecy of 2014. At that time he spoke of California, heavy rain, and very strong winds.
This mention was found here:
I saw a person commented something along the lines that they sued PGE I to oblivion for the previous fires, so they are cutting power to reduce their liability and protecting their share holders.
A crying shame all around.
Yep - wouldn’t be surprised if Newsom fed them the plan...
On a second note, Tesla warned folks to charge their cars before the power was tur.........
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