Photo 30 Jan 39 notes Arctic Wildfires In Winter: Norway Experiences Freakish Historic Wildfire In January

On Monday, a major wildfire erupted along the western coast of Norway near the city of Flatanger. The fire, fanned by winds ranging from 30-50 miles per hour and by a drought in which almost no precipitation has fallen since Christmas spread rapidly, rushing over the mountainous terrain to put both life and livelihood at risk.
By Wednesday, the fire had exploded to the largest wildfire recorded in Norway since World War II. It had also consumed 139 homes as it raced down the rocky mountain sides of western Norway.
The Flatanger fire mirrored a still large but less intense blaze that erupted in Norway during early December, consuming 40 homes near the town of Laerdal.
Needless to say, it is not at all normal for Norway to experience wildfires of record intensity during winter time. A clear sign that climate change together with a mangled jet stream and extreme polar amplification are well in play to create dangerous and freakish conditions.

(via robertscribbler)

Arctic Wildfires In Winter: Norway Experiences Freakish Historic Wildfire In January

On Monday, a major wildfire erupted along the western coast of Norway near the city of Flatanger. The fire, fanned by winds ranging from 30-50 miles per hour and by a drought in which almost no precipitation has fallen since Christmas spread rapidly, rushing over the mountainous terrain to put both life and livelihood at risk.

By Wednesday, the fire had exploded to the largest wildfire recorded in Norway since World War II. It had also consumed 139 homes as it raced down the rocky mountain sides of western Norway.

The Flatanger fire mirrored a still large but less intense blaze that erupted in Norway during early December, consuming 40 homes near the town of Laerdal.

Needless to say, it is not at all normal for Norway to experience wildfires of record intensity during winter time. A clear sign that climate change together with a mangled jet stream and extreme polar amplification are well in play to create dangerous and freakish conditions.

(via robertscribbler)

#wildfire #climate change #drought #Flatanger #Norway

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