Fire weather

A tower of smoke pours from Cow Mountain as Burney, California firefighter Bob May keeps a watch on surrounding vegetation for spot fires during a wildfire off Scotts Valley Road, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, near Lakeport, Calif. (Kent Porter /The Press Democrat via AP)
August 04, 2018 - 1:14 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews battling deadly Northern California wildfires braced for a weekend of windy, hot weather that could drive the flames into new areas and threaten more homes. The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings of critical fire weather conditions through Saturday night,...
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Tim Smith, at right, gets a first look at his wildfire-ravaged home alongside his daughter, Suzie Scatena, center, and aid worker Deborah Coombs Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 03, 2018 - 7:02 pm
CLEARLAKE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Authorities are ordering residents along a Northern California lake to evacuate homes in the path of a growing wildfire amid concerns that hot, windy and dry weather conditions will persist throughout the...
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A resident, in yellow, wishing not to be identified, is comforted after seeing her fire-ravaged home for the first time Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 03, 2018 - 5:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A deadly Northern California wildfire burned so hot in dry and windy conditions that it birthed a record-breaking tornado of flame, officials said Friday. They also warned of worsening conditions throughout the region. Winds in the "fire whirl" created July 26 near Redding...
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A resident, in yellow, wishing not to be identified, is comforted after seeing her fire-ravaged home for the first time Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 03, 2018 - 5:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A deadly Northern California wildfire burned so hot in dry and windy conditions that it birthed a record-breaking tornado of flame, officials said Friday. They also warned of worsening conditions throughout the region. Winds in the "fire whirl" created July 26 near Redding,...
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A resident, in yellow, wishing not to be identified, is comforted after seeing her fire-ravaged home for the first time Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 03, 2018 - 4:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A deadly Northern California wildfire burned so hot in dry and windy conditions that it birthed a record-breaking tornado of flame, officials said Friday. They also warned of worsening conditions throughout the region. Winds in the "fire whirl" created July 26 near Redding,...
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A resident, in yellow, wishing not to be identified, is comforted after seeing her fire-ravaged home for the first time Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 03, 2018 - 3:41 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling deadly and destructive blazes in Northern California faced worsening weather conditions on Friday after a record-breaking fire tornado last week. The National Weather Service issued warnings for critical fire weather conditions into Saturday, saying a...
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Flames from a wildfire advance down a hillside, towering over homes off Scotts Valley Road, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, near Lakeport, Calif. (Kent Porter /The Press Democrat via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 2:14 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Experts say a deadly Northern California wildfire burned so hot at its peak that it created a cyclone of flames that reached 143 mph, ripping through the region with the force of a destructive Midwest tornado...
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Flames from a wildfire advance down a hillside, towering over homes off Scotts Valley Road, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, near Lakeport, Calif. (Kent Porter /The Press Democrat via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 12:59 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling deadly and destructive blazes in Northern California faced worsening weather conditions on Friday. The National Weather Service issued warnings for critical fire weather conditions into Saturday, saying a series of dry low-pressure systems passing...
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A firefighter makes a stand in front of an advancing wildfire as it approaches a residence Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Redding ,Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 29, 2018 - 2:22 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews facing several weather uncertainties Sunday struggled to corral a deadly blaze in Northern California that has left thousands of dazed evacuees reeling as they to take care of themselves, their families and even pets. Firefighters endured hot temperatures and...
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A burned out vehicle sits in front of a wildfire-ravaged home Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 29, 2018 - 2:01 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews facing several weather uncertainties Sunday struggled to corral a deadly blaze in Northern California that has left thousands of dazed evacuees reeling as they to take care of themselves, their families and even pets. Firefighters endured hot temperatures and...
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