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Colorado wildfire spreads as winds strengthen

Colorado wildfire spreads as winds strengthen(Reuters) – A stubborn Colorado wildfire grew by around a fifth on Saturday, consuming sparsely populated land as low humidity and high winds left firefighters bracing for it to spread, officials said. “Weather will be a concern this weekend as critical fire weather conditions are expected,” fire officials said in a Saturday email update on the so-called 416 Fire. “Southwest to west winds will be strengthening across southwest Colorado this weekend.” The Haines Index, used by firefighters to assess the stability and dryness of air over fires, is at its maximum level of six, officials said.



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Colorado wildfire spreads as winds strengthen

Colorado wildfire spreads as winds strengthen(Reuters) – A stubborn Colorado wildfire grew by around a fifth on Saturday, consuming sparsely populated land as low humidity and high winds left firefighters bracing for it to spread, officials said. “Weather will be a concern this weekend as critical fire weather conditions are expected,” fire officials said in a Saturday email update on the so-called 416 Fire. “Southwest to west winds will be strengthening across southwest Colorado this weekend.” The Haines Index, used by firefighters to assess the stability and dryness of air over fires, is at its maximum level of six, officials said.



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Powerful nor’easter slams East Coast with high winds, flooding

Powerful nor’easter slams East Coast with high winds, floodingPower is out, planes are grounded and flood waters are rising in many sections of the Northeast tonight, as rain, heavy snow and vicious winds pummel the region.



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Video of strong winds exposing President Trump's scalp sends internet into a tailspin

Video of strong winds exposing President Trump's scalp sends internet into a tailspinA video of President Donald Trump's hair getting violently blown by a gust of wind as he boards Air Force One is currently making the rounds online.



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Winds seen as factor in Costa Rica plane crash that killed 12

Winds seen as factor in Costa Rica plane crash that killed 12Punta Islita (Costa Rica) (AFP) – Strong winds were seen as a factor in the crash of a small plane in Costa Rica that killed all 10 US passengers on board and two local crew members, according to officials and witnesses.



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Winds scuttle Washington's crossing despite kids' efforts

Winds scuttle Washington's crossing despite kids' effortsWASHINGTON CROSSING, Pa. (AP) — Despite the best efforts of some Philadelphia schoolchildren, Mother Nature blew in and scuttled the annual re-enactment of George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War.



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California fire crews, homeowners brace for return of winds

California fire crews, homeowners brace for return of windsLOS ANGELES (AP) — After a welcome lull in powerful winds that drove Southern California's massive wildfire, crews and homeowners braced Wednesday for the return of potentially dangerous gusts that could revive the flames.



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Thomas Fire to become largest wildfire in California history as winds intensify

Thomas Fire to become largest wildfire in California history as winds intensifyGusty winds will kick up and become troublesome for firefighting efforts in Southern California into Friday.



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Stronger winds loom as crews make progress on California wildfire

Stronger winds loom as crews make progress on California wildfireBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Crews battling Southern California’s sprawling wildfire made incremental progress in containing the two-week-old blaze but faced forecasts for stronger winds on Wednesday that threatened to make it the biggest in state history. With progress being made against the blaze – which has scorched the dry coastal mountains, foothills and canyons of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties northwest of Los Angeles – officials said they had cut the number of firefighters to 6,500 from a peak of 8,500 over the past few days.



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Diminished winds help California battle historic wildfire

Diminished winds help California battle historic wildfireBy Phoenix Tso VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) – Calming winds on Sunday helped slow the spread of a California wildfire that already ranks as the third largest in state history, having scorched 269,000 acres (109,000 hectares) along the scenic Pacific Coast north of Los Angeles. Officials said more than 8,500 firefighters were battling the so-called Thomas Fire in Southern California, which began on Dec. 4. It has destroyed more than 1,000 structures and threatened 18,000 others, including homes in the wealthy town of Montecito just outside the coastal city of Santa Barbara.



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