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Meteorologists call the resulting phenomenon pyro-cumulonimbus clouds, and say they can spawn thunderstorms and lightning strikes which can then ignite more fireslaw and policy a.
“In many ways they look like a very severe thunderstorm from the ground and from space,” said Michael FrommOutdoor patios, a meteorologist with the United States Naval Research Laboratory2021-04-25T00:37:00Z. “And so they will generate lightning just because of the same mechanism that generates lightning in a regular thunderstorm.”
Thousands of lightning strikes in B.C. over the last few days are blamed for igniting dozens of new wildfires – and officials expect more to spark in the coming days.
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