The official Youtube account of Yosemite National Park posted footage Wednesday of the massive Rim Fire as viewed from the Crane Flat Helibase and the Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park.
As of Thursday morning, the fire had spread to more than 190,000 acres and was 30 percent contained. More than 4,500 people are actively fighting the blaze.
The National Park staff maintains that the fire is still burning in the wilderness and is not immediately threatening visitors or employees. They also attest that smoke has had little impact on the Yosemite Valley.
The risk of flooding downpours and gusty thunderstorms will spread toward southern Florida as a tropical disturbance shifts northwestward from Cuba.
Following a tropical threat for the United States Gulf coast next week, an uptick in tropical systems will continue for the next six to eight weeks.
After showers threaten to spoil outdoor plans over the weekend, Monday will feature great weather for the bank holiday in Wales and England.
On the heels of deadly Typhoon Mindulle, Typhoon Lionrock is poised to make landfall in Japan early next week with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge.
Relief from the heat baking Germany this weekend will come by early next week, but not before violent thunderstorms threaten northern areas to end the weekend.
South Carolina (1893)
First of 3 great hurricanes that year in SC. Over 1,000 people drowned in tidal surge at Charleston.
Miami, FL (1964)
Hurricane Cleo battered South Florida area, the first direct hit since 1950. Gusts to 135 mph, barometer 28.57 inches. Damage at $125 million.
East Coast (1971)
Tropical Storm Doria paralleled East Coast, causing serious flooding. It also spawned a tornado in Cape May County, NJ.