Blog: Slow-building heatwave across interior; possible very hot end to July with fire season accelerating
[A] very prolonged (2-3+ weeks in some areas) period of very hot conditions can be expected from the Plains states to the interior West. This, in combination with the subsequent suppression of monsoon precipitation, will probably push fire season into high gear across the interior Western forests that have already been suffering from extreme to unprecedented drought. It is also, decidedly, not great news for the Colorado River Basin–where the water crisis is now rapidly worsening. At the moment, I do not expect California to be at the epicenter of this heatwave–while record high temperatures are likely in some other parts of the U.S. with this event, they are somewhat less likely during this event in California.
- KTLA – Los Angeles: Why a triple-dip La Niña could be bad news for California
- Gizmodo: Slideshow - The western drought is getting weird
- Santa Cruz Sentinel: Droughts paint a bleak picture