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Winter Storm Warnings for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Heat Advisory for SF

Posted by feww on May 2, 2013

FIRE-EARTH Forecast posted on January 31, 2013:  Persistent heatwaves and other factors disrupting the continental precipitation patterns could significantly intensify and spread the drought in the U.S. over the coming months.

Winter Storm Warnings in Effect for Parts of  Central Plains and Upper Midwest: NWS

National Weather Service (NWS) has issued snowstorm warnings for Minnesota and Wisconsin effective tonight and early Thursday. The rare May snowstorm could dump as much as 6 to 12 inches of snow across parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin .

Moderate to occasional heavy snow will continue tonight and early Thursday across portions of southern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin. There will be a sharp cut off in snow totals across the area with the heaviest totals near and just east of a line from Mankato to the eastern Twin Cities metro to Balsam Lake in Wisconsin. The snow totals will also diminish farther east in Wisconsin. Roads may become slushy or snow covered early Thursday morning when the heaviest snow is falling. The heaviest snow has  shifted a bit farther east than what was previously expected.

SAN FRANCISCO:  Record to Near Record-Breaking Temperatures Forecast for Thursday

Meantime, NWS has issued Heat Advisory for SF areas effective from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm PDT Thursday.

TEMPERATURES: RECORD OR NEAR RECORD BREAKING TEMPERATURES ARE LIKELY FOR MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS THE WARNING AREA [See Below]. HIGHS AT THE COAST WILL BE IN THE 80S TO LOWER 90S. INLAND LOCATIONS WILL BE IN THE 90S TO AROUND 100.

SAN FRANCISCO- COASTAL NORTH BAY, INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-NORTH BAY INTERIOR VALLEYS-NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS- SAN FRANCISCO BAY SHORELINE-SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-EAST BAY INTERIOR VALLEYS-EAST BAY HILLS AND DIABLO RANGE- SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS-SANTA CLARA VALLEY, INCLUDING SAN JOSE- NORTHERN SALINAS VALLEY, HOLLISTER VALLEY, AND CARMEL VALLEY- NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST

US weather hazmap 2may2013
US Weather Hazards Map for May 2, 2013. Source: NWS

Hundreds flee as Banning fire consumes thousands of acres

The Summit fire, a fast-moving wildfire fanned by Santa Ana winds, raged out of control consuming 3,000 acres on Wednesday in Riverside County, forcing hundreds of residents to flee their homes, said a report.

  • A thick pall of smoke created by the blaze stretched for miles affecting air quality in the region.
  • The fire was fueled by 35 mph winds, low humidity of about 12% with temperatures in the low 80s.
  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has responded to more than 680 wildfires so far this year, more than 200 above the average for the period, the report quoted the agency as saying.

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