California suffers from scorching heat (130 degrees!), Lightning, blackouts and even tornadoes of fire


After a week of wild and scorching weather, California residents were warned on Sunday for the possibility of rolling in black on Wednesday.
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Customers in Northern California lost power on Saturday in the first sequence of rolling blackouts in the state since the 2000 -’01 Enron-stoked statewide energy crisis. Another 200,000 customers apparently got a grief on Sunday night PG&E tweeted Typically forecasts lasting an hour or two will not be needed as demand was expected to be met.

Last year, California-wide swaths were intentionally blacked out to reduce wildfire risk on days with high winds, but current blackouts are unrelated to that. This time around, “there is not enough energy to meet the high demand during a heat wave,” the California independent systems operator said on Sunday. The non-profit Public Benefit Corporation urged energy conservation for the next several days.
Conditions were extended, the ISO said yesterday, to the “unexpected loss” of the 470-MW power plant and the loss of 1,000 MW of wind power on Saturday, as well as greater reliance on solar power, which could be decomposed by cloud cover is.

The blackout came because of a huge increase in energy use as homes stirred air conditioning to withstand a widespread and intense heat wave, straining the state’s energy grid, even as large numbers of businesses remained closed due to the epidemic.
The triple-digit heat that topped 130 degree eye-popping readings in Death Valley on Sunday engulfed the state. If confirmed, Death Valley – which for the first time – would historically rank as the hottest place in the country, has reached 130 degrees since 1913, the National Weather Service said.

In Northern California, heat as well as a rare summer storm brought spectacular lightning strikes around the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday, causing several small fires. Wind gusts reached 75 mph in some places.

About 5,000 lightning strikes Recorded across the state until 6 a.m. Sunday.

“This is probably the most widespread and violent summer thunderstorm event in memory for the Bay Area, and is one of the warmest nights in years,” Daniel Swain tweeted, A UCLA climate scientist.
Forecasters said the situation was repeated early Monday, potentially leading to more fires.
While lightning fires around the Bay Area came to an end on Sunday, large wild forests continued to flare in other parts of California. The Lake Fire, near Lancaster, in the mountains north of Los Angeles, had burned about 28 square miles by Sunday night, with only 12% participation.
Another blast, near the state line north of Lake Tahoe, was dubbed Loyalton Fire, which burned more than 45 square miles and ordered evacuations for remote communities.
That fire on Saturday warned for firearms for the first time – an event that caused a high wave to rise when the wind blows from the ground, in a tornado-like spiral. The National Weather Service issued a warning for a “fire-induced tornado” and cautioned firefighters to use extreme caution.

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