giant ‘waves’ in the sky are wreaking havoc on our weather, study says

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Daniel Swain in The Guardian: Northern California on alert as high winds increase wildfire threat

Residents of northern California are bracing for another weekend of high wildfire risk, as fierce winds expected for Sunday afternoon increase the danger of fresh fires in the bone-dry region. The strong winds, coinciding with low humidity and record-dry vegetation, make for a dangerous mix, warned climate scientist Daniel Swain.