daniel swain in bloomberg: california’s climate tinderbox: a scientist explains the fire crisis

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Daniel Swain in The Los Angeles Times: Powerful winds, high wildfire danger are forecast for Northern California

Extraordinary wildfire conditions are forecast for Northern California on Sunday, with the National Weather Service predicting powerful and dry Diablo winds — the kind that quickly spread the devastating wine country fires of 2017 and 2019. Daniel Swain, climate scientist with UCLA and and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, wrote in a blog post that “vegetation is now at or near record dryness levels — much as it was prior to the North Bay firestorm in October 2017.”  “This is a very concerning forecast,” Swain wrote.