Despite two inches of rain Cold Mountain Fire burns on. Firefighters are in the area protecting structures and communities. Being in a wilderness area it was determined Friday that as little would be done as possible to impact Shinning Rock Wilderness with fire lines, air drops and things that could affect the natural outcome of this event or the land, streams & forest in general. Shinning Rock Wilderness remains closed. Smoke is expected to linger in the area and is currently evident on radar. The forecast is fairly dry with a little rain likely Wednesday and next weekend, maybe snow showers the following Monday.
In flooding news Venice is flooding again and expected to do so over and over again this coming week.
France was hit hard as another low has formed in the area.
Tropical Storm Raymond Putting on a Scary Face for Mexico
Looking a little like a human skull on a fish body we now have Tropical Storm Raymond in the East Pacific. INTERESTS IN THE SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF RAYMOND. He is forecast to strengthen to about 60kts in the short term as he tracks NNW. Then should slow down and gradually weaken.
Venice Floods Second Time in a Week
High tide today in Venice brought it's second severe flooding event this week. This morning it came out in social media that Tuesday evening the chambers of the Veneto Regional Council in Venice, Italy was overcome by flood waters for the first time in history just minutes after the majority League, Brothers of Italy and Forza Italia failed to change the amendments to recognize and combat climate change.
Venice isn't the only place flooding in that region. The United Kingdom has suffered it's wettest summer in some spots and it has yet to relent. After heavy rain fell all week and more now expected this weekend, the historic town of Stratford-on-Avon is taking action to save history surrounding William Shakespeare, including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre which is located on the banks of the Avon River as well as his funerary monument nearby.
UK weather: 1,200 homes evacuated due to floods and temperatures set to drop
•Nov 15, 2019
More than 100 flood warnings remain in place across the UK with further rain forecast across the weekend.
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