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Thread inspired by yesterday's truly spectacular and widely discussed Great Plains-style supercell in California's Sacramento Valley. #CAwx #Redding #ShastaCounty (1/n)
Thunderstorms in general are much less common along the West Coast of North America than across nearly all other parts of the continent. Some parts of coastal California see one (or even fewer!) thunderstorms in a typical year. #CAwx (2/n)
Cumulonimbus clouds associated w/t-storms require strong upward vertical motion in order to form. Sometimes, this can be generated by boundary, like a cold front; other times, mere heating of humid lower atm can be sufficient for air to spontaneously rise, cool, &condense.(3/n)
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@Ocasio2018 We keep reading about how the extreme weather of 2017 is the "new normal" thanks to global warming — even if the weather in question is frigid air. But the data don't show any trend in extreme weather events in the U.S. for decades. Science, anyone?…
@Ocasio2018 A year ago, thousands of scientists issued a terrifying "second notice" to mankind about how we will destroy the planet unless we take "urgent" action.
If this warning is as reliable as the first notice they issued in 1992, we have nothing to worry about.…
@Ocasio2018 In the U.S. at least, air pollution is down since 1992 for every single pollutant the EPA measures. And our CO2 emissions are down since the mid-1990s, yet #ClimateCatastrophists claim NONE of that improvement has slowed global, or U.S. #ClimateChange.…
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THREAD: I've seen a lot of "How to Help" posts & I am so grateful for the people who want to help. Having been evacuated from my home for 18 days during the #CarrFire and now living in a community recovering from a natural disaster, I have a few additions. 1/
There are agencies in Butte County doing the best they can but simply don't have the resources to serve the populations that have been displaced. For example, schools are closed until Dec 2. The County library system sure could use an infusion of cash.… 2/
Libraries will be places of refuge from the smoke but they will also be where people can make copies, access the internet, pick up forms, read books to their kids. 3/
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Let's talk about #CampFire for a second. My family moved to Paradise in 1991, as I was starting 8th grade. I lived there through high school, until heading to college. The family stayed until all kids had graduated high school - the last in 2004.

This was us at home in '91.
While news has referred to Paradise as isolated, we actually were moving from an even smaller town. I'd spent elementary school in Brownsville in Yuba County. When my dad got a new medical practice in Paradise, we were blown away by the McDonalds and "all those power lines".
I only spent one year in the Paradise school district, before my mom got a job teaching at Chico Jr. High. Through high school, I spent every early morning at church in seminary, and then driving down the Skyway to Pleasant Valley High School. (Here's us in front of our house)
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Our hearts are w/our neighbors suffering because of the #CampFire in Butte County right now. Having been evacuated for 18 days from our home during the #CarrFire, I hope this thread on what we learned might be helpful in the days and weeks ahead. 1/
It may be days or weeks before you learn the fate of your property or are able to return. If you are insured, don't wait to contact your insurance company and establish a claim. This is for two reasons: 2/
First, your policy likely provides coverage for the duration of the evacuation (and sometimes beyond as was our case b/c of loss of use of our home). Some insurance policies will expense a set amount of $$ per day. Others want receipts. Some will front you cash. 3/
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<Thread> with timeline of events relating to WH response to California's devastating wildfires which began last month:
2/ @newrepublic article links to this one from @modbee from July 20, 2018 which reported on #ZinkeIsTheWorst™️'s visit to Don Pedro dam with @RepMcClintock (CA-04) and @RepJeffDenham (CA-10)…
3/ At this outdoor photo-op, @RepJeffDenham said "Congress is looking at one agency, one decision," and "called the state’s water conservation proposal a 'disastrous plan to flush water from valley rivers to the ocean,' foreshadowing twitterfingers-in-chief Aug 5th tweet.
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Mr. @POTUS #Trump the #MendocinoComplexFires now = LARGEST in #California history, yet you haven't shown a modicum of compassion or concern. Rather, you've made bizarrely blamed "bad environmental laws," failure to chop down trees & water dumping.
Let's look at reality:
1.) Western America is historically prone to drought cycles, but the last 20 yrs have broken all records. Groundwater is no longer replenished, and year-2-yr changes are visible from Space. (red = 100% loss of ground H20) [more]…
2.) Temperatures are soaring, with mean seasonal heat higher annually. California, to put it in your simple terms @realDonaldTrump , is getting HOTTER.
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1/ Right now, there are more than 100 wildfires burning across 13 states. The federal government wants to fly in firefighters from Australia and New Zealand. Communities are going up in flames. People are being displaced from their homes.

This is the new normal.
2/ In California, the #CarrFire is still burning near Redding. As of Aug. 2, it has consumed more than 1,000 homes and killed six people.…
3/ Cal Fire has reported that the Carr Fire was started by “mechanical failure of vehicle,” an example of a human-caused wildfire. A dozen of the destructive blazes in Northern California’s fire siege last October were attributed to power lines.
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For the religious nuts today on Twitter promoting the theory that God is punishing California for their "lifestyle" choices with the #CarrFire , I have two things to say to you:

1: Redding is a Republican stronghold, with 20% more GOP voters than Dems
2: You're a garbage person
Many, many people in response to this tweet have claimed that they never see these kinds of messages. Okey dokey. Here ya'go.

Hey, folks. If you'd like to help spread love and not hate for the survivors of the #CarrFire , the @sacbee_news hase some suggestions.…
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An entire city in Northern California, Redding, was evacuated last night as the #CarrFire doubled and swept through the western part of town.

2 firefighters have died.
65 homes destroyed.
The fire is 3% contained.

The temperature today in Redding will top 110 degrees.
Fire officials have stated they do expect this fire to grow as winds pick up to as high as 25mph later today.

The United Way has established a relief fund for fire victims. You can donate by texting Carrfire to 91999.…
You can find current evcauation areas below as well as an updated map fire map here. Mandatory evacuations extend across large parts of the area west of the city, but an evacuation warning extends to the entire county.

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🚨 ALERT🚨California fire is creating a very dangerous wind vacuum‼️ DO NOT WAIT TO EVACUATE‼️#CarrFire #Shasta #Redding #Idyllwild #PalmSprings…
💥This is a very dangerous situation‼️
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Fox40 has a live blog…

Action News is live streaming.
Eureka sister station seems to be broadcasting for Redding KRCR station which was evacuated.
National Guard is on it's way to Redding #CarrFire

Weather report says 100+ degrees tomorrow.

Firefighters are heroes.
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BREAKING: #CarrFire in northern Calif. has jumped the Sacramento River and evacuations are in place the Redding area. - @ActionNewsNow
@ActionNewsNow #CarrFire evacuation center information update from Cal Fire.
@ActionNewsNow Caltrans District 2: SR 299W westbound closure has been moved back to Court Street; all ramps from I-5 to SR 44W (SB & NB) are being closed into downtown Redding due to #CarrFire.
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Alarming reports from the #CarrFire that is advancing on Redding, Calif.
Based on available reports, this is a major incident. This fire is moving fast and unpredictable.

If you know people in this area, you need to call them and make sure they're getting out if they need to. #CarrFire
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