Storms Remain A Concern For Crews Fighting Wildfire - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Storms Remain A Concern For Crews Fighting Wildfire

Posted: Updated:

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) -Fire officials in Southern California say thunderstorms this weekend could present a major threat to progress against a huge wildfire in the mountains near Palm Springs.
    
Cooler temperatures overnight helped firefighters make some progress against the 42-square-mile blaze.
    
The U.S. Forest Service says the fire is now 25 percent contained.
    
But fire officials are concerned that unstable air, combined with hot air on the ground, could create a strong updraft that draws smoke high into the atmosphere. If the smoke column rises too high, moisture at the top could freeze and the weight of the ice could cause the column to collapse, creating a powerful and dangerous downdraft in all directions.
    
Mandatory evacuations remain in place for a fourth day for about 6,000 people, and another 700 have been advised to evacuate.

  • Local NewsDelmarva HeadlinesMore>>

  • New Downtown Salisbury Trolley Hopes To Attract College Students

    New Downtown Salisbury Trolley Hopes To Attract College Students

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:39:36 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md - A new mode of transportation is coming to the Downtown Salisbury area, which is home to eclectic restaurants, trendy shops, and a thriving nightlife. Unfortunately, the majority of SUMore >>
    SALISBURY, Md - A new mode of transportation is coming to the Downtown Salisbury area, which is home to eclectic restaurants, trendy shops, and a thriving nightlife. Unfortunately, the majority of SU students have been missing out on all the fun.More >>
  • National Park Service Turns 98

    National Park Service Turns 98

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:02:35 GMT
    MARYLAND- The National Park Service is turning 98 years- old this year. They're letting all it's visitors celebrate with them...for free.More >>
    MARYLAND- The National Park Service is turning 98 years- old this year. They're letting all it's visitors celebrate with them...for free.More >>
  • Flip The Switch

    Flip The Switch

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:53:51 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md- After preparing for two and a half months, Lower Shore Enterprises officially "flipped the switch" today to power up their solar energy system.More >>
    SALISBURY, Md- After preparing for two and a half months, Lower Shore Enterprises officially "flipped the switch" today to power up their solar energy system.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.