Worsening Weather to Feed Monstrous Thomas Fire Through Sunday
Dec 14 U.S. & Global Climate and Weather Report 1. High amplitude Jet Stream pattern continues for U.S. 2. Western ridge enhancing heat, drought, fire hazard. 3. Eastern trough bringing in Arctic air. 4. U.S. temps 0.37 C above average. 5. Global temps 0.6 C above average.
It's been more than 250 days since it rained in Southern California. The combination of extremely dry conditions, warm temps, strong winds, and lack of rain has produced an unprecedented potential for rapid fire growth in the middle of the rainy season.