With approximately 73 percent of Oregon experiencing moderate drought conditions, last Saturday, June 7, two fires broke out near the city of Bend.
Now classified as the Two Bulls Fires, the wildfires raged through parts of the Deschutes National Forest and private lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.
As of Monday, June 9, 2014, the fire has burned more than 6,180 acres, leaving more than 250 homes under a level three evacuation stage, as fire crews continue to battle the blaze.
While multiple schools closed down Monday due to evacuation orders, breezy winds in the area should not induce further problem for firefighters until Tuesday.
"On Tuesday, an upper-level trough will move into the region and that will kick up the winds a bit more," AccuWeather Meteorologist Eric Leister said. "Wind can gust up to 30 mph at times during the afternoon."
Thumbnail image courtesy of the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center.
As a large storm rolls out of the Plains and Midwest, a swath of snow, ice and travel disruptions will extend into the Northeast beginning during the latter part of the weekend.
February's record cold is expected to weaken across the East and Midwest heading into the month of March.
Snowshoers across the country will descend upon Eau Claire, Wisconsin, from Feb. 27 to March 1 to compete in the 2015 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships.
A new storm will form over the weekend across the Plains and will spread snow and ice eastward through the Midwest.
Drought and severe weather will be major issues facing parts of South America this fall.
A slow-moving storm will continue to affect the West this weekend and into the first part of next week with rounds of precipitation for some needy areas as well as trouble for travelers.
Harrisburg, IL (1999)
A thunderstorm wind gust to 80 mph causing a roof to be blown off a house and a car to be blown off the road.
New England (1717)
First of a series of storms of The Great Snow which finally left about 36" on ground, held Boston snowbound for 3 weeks. Great barometric depression moved across Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Illinois. Lowest pressure 28.71" at Springfield, IL.