SJSU Radar Studying Extreme Wildfire Weather

For some severe weather is all about thunderstorms, Winter storms or hurricanes but to Kate Forrest, severe is defined by fire weather. More often than not, it arguably has become the most common type of severe weather in California as drier conditions continue around the state due to prolonged drought conditions.

“My passion for fire weather research began after seeing images from California’s 2020 wildfire season during my final year at Florida Tech. I was in awe of extreme fire weather phenomena and had a desire to learn more about it. Studying plume dynamics combines my love for field work and wild weather while advancing our knowledge,” Forrest said.

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