“Historic” wind event could whip California’s Kincade blaze into a raging firestorm

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The GOES-16 weather satellite captured this view of smoke streaming out over the Pacific Ocean from California’s Kincade Fire on Oct. 24, 2019. (Source: RAMMB/CIRA/SLIDER)

Northern California is bracing for winds forecast to gust as high as 80 miles per hour on Sunday morning — posing extreme wildfire risks in an area primed to burn.

“A potentially historic, long duration, extremely critical offshore wind event is forecast to occur beginning around 8pm tonight and persist through early M

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