A wildfire in Arizona has left 19 firefighters dead after weather conditions caused the fire to rapidly spread.
It has been reported by the Associated Press that 19 firefighters have lost their lives Sunday when the fire quickly picked up momentum.
This rapid shift in momentum was caused by strong wind gusts that developed on Sunday afternoon. Winds gusted as high as 30 mph at the time.
According to the Incident Information System, lightning is the cause behind the fire that ignited on Friday, June 28 near Yarnell, Ariz.
The lightning that sparked the wildfire was caused by a dry thunderstorm that moved through the area on Friday afternoon. During a dry thunderstorm, the humidity near the ground is so low that the rain evaporates before it reaches the ground.
Lightning from these storms can still strike the ground, easily igniting vegetation.
Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Lada. Image on homepage courtesy of Photos.com
While downpours could come calling at the start and finish of the July Fourth weekend in the northeastern United States, the vast majority of the time will be dry.
Rain and thunderstorms will threaten parades, barbecues and fireworks displays across portions of the central and eastern United States and the Intermountain West on Independence Day.
Research shows that cooking meat on the grill can put you at a higher risk for cancers, including colorectal, breast, stomach and pancreatic cancers.
Millions of Americans will be disappointed as the recent dry weather and high risk for wildfires across the western United States has put firework bans into effect.
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The recent unsettled weather across the United Kingdom will continue this weekend impacting several outdoor events.
Tropical Rains caused flooding. The cloud bursts were generated by the combination of Tropical Cyclone 04B, which made landfall in the eastern state of Orissa the morning of the 29th. In Raipur, 16 inches poured down from evening of the 28th to the morning of the 30th. In Bombay, 10 inches of rain fell in just 9 hours on the 30th; total rainfall from the 28th to the 30th was just over 20 inches.
Flooding rainfall continued. Near Olpe, 4.78 fell in 24 hours, causing major flooding. Dexter was completely cut off by flooding, with roadways in and out of town unpassable. Near Williamsburg, 17.25 inches of rain fell over the past 3 days. As of the 30th, Welda's total rainfall for June was about 20 inches.
The second destructive hurricane in nine days hit the Apalachicola-Tallahassee are; several people were killed, but the area sustained only light damage.