We’ve been having a heat wave in Colorado. In Denver, we’ve been in the upper nineties for a bit now, sometimes even over a hundred. That is not normal for Denver, especially this early in the summer (even more especially when it was still spring). We’ve also been having problems with wildfires. Coincidence?
Not to belittle the wildfires, because people have been suffering from those (I believe some have died), but it just got me thinking. We’ve had all sorts of wildfires going for a while now (I live in Denver so I’m not too acquainted with all where the fires are or how long they’ve been going, since they aren’t going in Denver). Fires are hot. Is there a link to the heat wave?
It makes a certain kind of sense. Fires all over the state lead to higher temperatures. Problems with wildfires lead to heat wave problems.
Well, I think it makes sense. These two things probably have nothing to do with each other (though the heat wave certainly is making it harder to put out the wildfires). It’s probably just my lack of meteorological knowledge that makes it seem to make sense (for those that remember the old Calvin and Hobbes bit, my theological knowledge is appalling as well). Either way, I just wanted to throw it out there.
Plus, it’s hot so it’s hard to think straight.