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Western Canada Wildfires Generate Own Weather Systems

Source: Hina Alam The Canadian Press, globalnews.ca, July 27, 2021

The storms generate lightning which causes more fires.

VANCOUVER – A combination of intense heat and drought conditions is causing wildfires in Western Canada to generate their own weather systems, experts say.

Michael Fromm, a meteorologist with the United States Naval Research Laboratory, said the phenomenon is known as a pyrocumulonimbus firestorm and has been tracked this year in British Columbia, Saskatchewan Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario.

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