What effect does air temperature have on wildfires?
In reading reports about the California fires this week, there are several mentions of the Hot Santa Ana winds playing a roll in spreading the fires. Wind I understand, but why is the fact that the wind is hot so significant?
And then today, I read that “Chilly temperatures helped stall the deadly wildfires…”
I can’t imagine how air temp. would have a direct effect on the spreading or “stalling” of the fires.