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Teaching Extreme wildfires can create their own dangerous weather, including fire tornadoes — here’s how

Extreme wildfires can create their own dangerous weather, including fire tornadoes — here’s how

It might sound like a bad movie, but extreme wildfires can create their own weather — including fire tornadoes. It happened in California as a heat wave helped to fuel hundreds of wildfires across the region, many of them sparked by lightning. One fiery funnel cloud on Aug. 15 was so powerful, the National Weather Service issued what’s believed to be its first fire tornado warning.

Charles Jones, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of California, Santa Barbara and Leila Carvalho, Professor of Meteorology and Climatology, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How can extreme wildfires create fire tornadoes?
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DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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