carlballou/iStockBY: JON HARWORTH, ABC NEWS (PORTER, TX) — A 3-year-old boy has died at his birthday celebration after finding a family member’s gun and accidentally shooting himself in the chest. The Calwood Fire is over 10,000 acres and 55% contained. This includes a winter storm watch for Denver, and the Colorado Rockies, where the fires are burning. Lightning Complex and L.N.U. Winds were a little calmer on Friday and relative humidity has been higher, which has helped firefighters battling the blazes. We have updated our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Fahimi said UCSF hasn't seen an uptick in hospitalizations due to wildfire smoke yet, but he does fear what will happen when kids return to school and how the wildfire season persists. Marin County officials announced Saturday they were shutting down public access to the Marin Municipal Water District wildlands and Mount Tamalpais State Park during the Red Flag conditions. Red flag warnings and fire weather alerts have been posted for large parts of the state including, San Francisco and Los Angeles. It's rare for tropical systems to help trigger winter weather -- but not unprecedented. The heavy snow and cold will expand south and east through the weekend. The National Weather Service is comparing this event setup to the 2017 Wine County Fires and the 2019 Kincade Fire. wildfire smoke cloaking the coastal major cities will, doctors fear, worsen the outlook for COVID-19 patients. While winds will be weaker Friday morning, another round of strong wind gusts, locally over 60 mph, will be possible late Friday into Saturday. 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Red flag warnings and fire weather alerts have been posted for large parts of the state including, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Some snow may even make it into the Twin Cities metro region, which has now seen its snowiest October on record with 8.9 inches. In Santa Cruz, where mass evacuations recently took place, some displaced residents are opting to sleep in their cars instead of evacuation centers for fear of getting COVID-19, according to the New York Times. As the storm dives southward through Central and Southern California, most locations will see precipitation falling as rain. Published Aug. 22, 2020 Updated Aug. 26, 2020. California fires 2020: Homes burn, thousands evacuated, U.S. Unfortunately, the winds will strengthen Saturday, and it will be another challenging day for fire containment efforts in Colorado. August 23, 2020 11:30PM (UTC) California is being ravaged simultaneously by two natural disasters, the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing wildfires. Lightning Complex, both rank in the top 10 largest fires in recent state history. With more mail-in ballots, officials urge patience on election night, Americans and the right to vote: Why it's not easy for everyone, Why some mail-in ballots are rejected and how to make sure your vote counts. The most damaging wind gusts will arrive late Sunday into Monday in the Bay Area and northern California. However, the potency of the storm and the cold air it will bring along with it will allow snow levels to fall as low as 2,000 feet by Thursday night. As for now, medical experts are advising people in affected areas to shelter-in-place yet again, as long as their homes aren't threatened by the wildfires, to stay safe from the coronavirus and the wildfire smoke. Just enough cold air may meet up with Zeta and another storm to bring a taste of winter to some communities. The fire becomes the second-largest fire in Colorado history, just a week after the Cameron Peak Fire broke that record. Please register to continue listening. Courtney Spamer, AccuWeather meteorologist. On Friday night, fast-moving flames trapped two firefighters, who had to be airlifted to safety. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Track your workout activity, your heart rate and blood pressure -- without the worry that your will fitness tracker will get wet. Wind weather alerts stretch from Washington to Nebraska Friday morning for the new storm. ... the 12,000 strikes blamed for igniting many of the 585 new fires since last weekend — could roll through Northern California in the coming … The fire is now the second-largest in state history, with at least 170,000 acres burned, and is only 5% contained. ", Balmes added: "The immune response is altered by air pollution exposure.". Profanity, personal Indeed, the wildfire-coronavirus combination is a peak apocalypse moment for California, and doctors fear there will be no break in the coming months as wildfire smoke is expected to worsen coronavirus symptoms and transmission. Tue, Oct 27, 2020 - Wed, Oct 28, 2020 (All days are valid from 12 UTC - 12 UTC the following day) Note: A severe weather area depicted in the Day 4-8 period indicates 15%, 30% or higher probability for severe thunderstorms within 25 miles of any point. This could be a very significant fire weather set up, especially for the Bay Area, and into parts of Northern California. Meanwhile, the highest snowfall totals will remain inland in the higher elevations. Snow totals in parts of the highest peaks of Montana could top out at 18 inches. Reproduction of material from any Salon pages without written permission is strictly prohibited. This could be a very significant fire weather set up, especially for the Bay Area, and into parts of Northern California. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. By manually removed by Facebook or AccuWeather. This could result in rapid fire spread. "We're in this perfect storm of a lot of uncertainty with not a ton of reassurance that things are going to get substantially better in the next few months.". She covers health, science, tech and gender politics. How do I vote in my state in the 2020 election? attacks, and spam will not be tolerated. Keep checking back on and stay tuned to the AccuWeather Network on DirecTV, Frontier and Verizon Fios. 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August 21, 2020 These conditions became catastrophic as a result of the historic heat and significant drought, made worse by climate change. While the month of February featured nearly bone-dry … In Colorado, the East Troublesome Fire is now at least 188,000 acres and is still only 5% contained. Island Park, Idaho, is expected to have a -17 wind chill. Whether it is rain or snow, travel delays are expected for motorists across California on Wednesday and Thursday. The fire exploded over 100,000 acres early Thursday and then grew another 50,000 acres during the day and early evening. All of this comes just weeks after the August Complex burned over 1 million acres of northern California. "The storm will spread rain and snow from northwestern California early on Wednesday, reaching the Bay area and Tahoe National Forest overnight," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alan Reppert. At least 77% of Colorado is in extreme to exceptional drought right now. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. Wind gusts over 70 mph will be possible in the higher elevations, and very low relative humidity is expected. As fires torch part of the West, some of the coldest weather of the year and snow is expected in parts of the central U.S. Part of the reason this fire threat is occurring is because of a big push of cold air and some snow that is coming into the northern Rockies and Plains. Additionally, once this cold air makes it into the central U.S. and Midwest, parts of the region will see the coldest air so far this season, with wind chills in the single digits for the northern Plains, and teens and 20s across the Plains and into parts of the Midwest. Tweet her @nicolekarlis. Spokane, Washington, got 6.8 inches of snow on Friday, which made it their snowiest October day on record. Southern California’s 2019-2020 water year got off to a solid start, with a record-setting bomb cyclone dropping buckets on Thanksgiving followed up by a … In Northern California, two prominent growing groups of fires, the S.C.U. Marshals find 45 missing children; 169 arrested, How Americans feel about taking a potential COVID-19 vaccine, Dozens of ballots destroyed after fire set at Boston dropbox, Teacher's elevator death blamed on human error. Associated Press articles: Copyright © 2016 The Associated Press. Attention immediately turns to a pair of storms coming into the west, with major impacts likely through the next few days – especially in California. Rain and snow–throughout the West–simply cannot arrive soon enough. The relatively good news is that a winter storm is on the way to Colorado, and a widespread snow event is expected to arrive in Colorado Saturday night, which will greatly help the firefighting efforts. ABC NewsBY: DANIEL MANZO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The fire danger in parts of the West, especially in parts of California is looking quite significant. By Monday some of the snow will likely make it into parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. There are currently, as of Friday afternoon, 560 wildfires burning across the state causing mass evacuations. (Liu Guanguan/China News Service via Getty Images).

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