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Significant Shift to Weather Pattern Coming

Courtesy/NWS

 

NWS News:

 

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Abluquerque reports that the hot and mostly dry conditions of late will be abruptly altered.

Event:

  • Type – Hot and mostly dry period coming to an end with significant increase in showers/storms.
  • Timing – Today through Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Location – All of northern and central New Mexico.

Key Impacts:

  • Hot and mostly dry conditions today with potential for strong downburst winds from dry T-storms this afternoon.
  • Strong back door cold front to bring gusty winds over eastern New Mexico tonight. Strong

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Scientists Say Tall, Wide Walls Will Calm Tornado Alley

Researchers uncover a surprising way of neutralizing tornado threat. Courtesy/wadanka.com

HSWN News:

In the United States, most devastating tornadoes occur in Tornado Alley, which is a strip of land between the Appalachian Mountains and the Rocky Mountains, including most American Midwest states.

In 2013, there were 811 confirmed tornadoes in the United States, 57 in Europe, and 3 in China. Among 811 tornadoes in the United States, most, especially the most devastating ones, occurred in Tornado Alley.

Scientists say that building three 300 meter high and 50 meter wide walls, at the cost


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Today Marks Anniversary of Granite Mountain Tragedy

Staff Report

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona, which killed 19 “hotshot” firefighters. This summer, the interagency wildland fire community will mark the one-year anniversary of the Yarnell Hill Fire accident and the 20-year anniversary of the South Canyon Fire accident of July 6, 1994.

Although these accidents were separated in time by 19 years, they are bound together by several tragic commonalities. Both accidents were burnovers; both accidents resulted in multiple fatalities of highly trained, skilled, and experienced wildland firefighters;


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Los Alamos Skies Are Smokey From Diego Fire

Smoke from the Diego Fire near Coyote seen this afternoon from North Mesa. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The smoke in the sky looking northwest from Los Alamos is coming from the Diego Fire thought to have been ignited by lightning June 15 off Forest Service Road 93 near Coyote.
 
Los Alamos County Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the fire has really ramped up today and some 200-300 acres have burned so far.
 
“They have air tankers and ground crews on it and have ordered a type 3 incident

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Community Members Meet Sheriff Lucero Saturday

At Saturday’s ‘Meet Sheriff Lucero’ event at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road, Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero speaks to community members and members of his re-election committee. ‘Being the first sheriff in Los Alamos County to have graduated from the New Mexico State Law Enforcement Academy, I have raised awareness of the positive benefits of having a sheriff that is an accessible, committed peace officer,’ Lucero said. ‘Having retired from 22 years of service with the Santa Fe County Sheriffs’ Office, I understand


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