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Wildfire, strong winds and storm warnings: the West under climate stress

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Another fire, spread over 19,086 acres, has erupted in the northwest region of Denver, which has been named the East Troublesome wildfire. A portion of the fire has been contained and the necessary evacuations are being done.

Colorado and a major part of the West need to brace themselves for another bout of bad news as the winds picked up the pace on Thursday, ensuing in the fire danger being critical.

6 states have been cautioned with Red Flag Warnings: California, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma.

Strong winds may turn into a storm

Strong winds with the speed of up to 30 to 40 mph are predicted to blow over Colorado and the Rockies with even sturdier winds with the pace of about 50 mph in Northern California.

A storm warning has been issued in the regions of the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes where a winter storm appears to be moving from the northern Rockies.

It seems like the Twin Cities will be missing out on the heaviest snow this year while a few of the regions could experience a maximum of 8 inches of October snow.

Following the other snowstorm, freezing cold air might move into the central US with some places experiencing declining temperatures into single digits or maybe even zero. Areas like Rockies and northern plains could be seeing significant lows as well.

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Dipping Temperatures

Chilly winds are expected to meet single digit temperatures in Twin Cities and teens in Des Moines by Saturday.

Hurricane Epsilon briskly increased on Wednesday and became the fourth main hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season with swift winds of up to 115 mph.

Luckily, the course of the hurricane is clear of any form of land around this time.

Epsilon is predicted to remain to the east of Bermuda on Friday with just swift winds and rain is anticipated on the island as a Tropical Storm Warning has been dispensed for the island nation.