The real-time data for the world’s worst wildfires
By Alex EllinghausenPublished October 15, 201710:22:57In a stunning admission, the National Weather Service said on Wednesday that the worst wildfires in the United States this year are actually not the result of global warming but are the result not of global cooling but of the extreme weather conditions.
The report comes as a major wildfire in Colorado and the western U.S. threatens to overwhelm more than two dozen other blazes in that state, which also has the nation’s second-highest wildfire season on record.
In a press conference, the NWS said it is now confident that it has the right data to show that the climate-driven fires are a result of human activity.
It’s time to stop pretending global warming isn’t real and stop pretending it’s only happening in the Western U., said Jeff Masters, NWS chief forecaster.
The wildfire season in Colorado has already stretched into the early hours of October, and by late October, the number of fires was forecast to double to 1,865, according to the NGS.
That number is expected to triple the next week to 1.7 million.
It could easily reach 1 million by the end of the week, according the NSS, which is why the fires have already begun to spread in other states.
The NWS says the increase in fire activity in Colorado is partly due to the unusually high temperatures, which have reached nearly 40 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit), with the fire season expected to be even longer.
But the NCS also said the increase is largely due to weather events that are creating conditions that make the fire-prone areas more susceptible to fires.
Masters said the most severe wildfires that have been reported so far this year have been the result from severe weather conditions that have allowed wildfires to thrive, like extreme winds and hail.
He added that the extreme fire conditions in Colorado have also caused more extreme fires to occur than they otherwise would.
“We’ve had this year, which has been the worst wildfire season for the state of Colorado, the only season that’s been hotter than 40 degrees,” Masters said.
“This year, it’s been one of the wettest, the wisest, and the wackiest seasons that we’ve had in a long time.”
Masters called the increase “out of control,” but he said he understands why people are concerned about it.
He said that in some parts of the U.K. there is a drought-like conditions and a lack of rainfall in some areas, but the weather conditions are not the same in other parts of England and Wales.
“It’s just a big change from what you’d expect in the U and the U-K,” Masters explained.
Mansons said the U is still experiencing some of the worst weather conditions he has seen, with some areas experiencing “a lot of dryness.”
In fact, the United Kingdom is experiencing more rain than it has in decades.
The fire season in the West is currently set to continue, but there are more than 3,000 fires that are expected to burn across the country.
The National Weather Center says the number is up more than 400 percent in some states this year compared to the previous year.
But even that increase is dwarfed by the increase that the U experienced in the wildfire season, which was nearly doubled.
“There’s so much that we haven’t seen before in terms of fire, so we’ve seen a lot of fires that have already been extinguished and many that are still burning,” Masters told ABC News.
Makes sense to me.
The West is now seeing the same conditions we’re seeing now in terms for weather conditions and drought, but now with extreme fire weather, he said.
It was just really exciting to watch, to see so much heat and so much moisture that’s just so out of control and so extreme, he added.