The fire’s controlled!

The fire isn’t out, and won’t be completely out for weeks, but it’s controlled. See http://lapalma-island.com/the-fires-controlled/ But on Sunday night, I had the uncomfortable experience of shutting up a house in the fire’s path. Not my house – this was a friend who couldn’t do it for herself. So you water the garden around the house as much as possible to form a firebreak, and you wet any woodwork as…

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A virga cloud (rain without reaching the ground) over La Palma

Virga clouds

La Palma is on fire. See http://lapalma-island.com/another-forest-fire/ My house is quite safe, but not all my friends are. A lot of the south west of the island has burned, but the fire appears to be under some sort of control on most fronts. Most of it is too depressing to talk about. Anyway, as a result I learned about a new type of cloud. A virga cloud produces rain that…

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