Warm temperatures. High winds. Wildfires. In January. Many Bay Area residents were caught off-guard this week by the unexpected chain of weather events that left them patching up fences and clearing wind-whipped debris. The week started out feeling more like late summer fire season than a midwinter day. A combination of unseasonal heat, low humidity, lack of rainfall and predicted offshore winds created the perfect recipe for a wildfire, triggering a rare red flag warning late Monday morning.
- The New York Times: What dry winter weather can tell us