2019: The Highlights
2019 was certainly a year to remember, and a year that seemed to have gone by in a flash.
Records were Broken
We saw weather fluctuate like never before. Due to that, more than 120,000 weather records were broken, from snowfall in Hawaii to a heatwave in Alaska.
California Went Up in Flames
We thought 2018 was a bad year for Wildfires, turns out 2019 had something much bigger in store. Over 253,321 acres were burned, with some 6,872 Wildfire incidents. Most notably was the Kincade Fire, Tick Fire, & Saddle Ridge Fire.
One of the strongest earthquakes in 20 years hit over near Ridgecrest. That was followed by an even bigger quake coming in hot at 7.1. Over 100,000 aftershocks riddled the area over the next couple weeks.
It has been a record breaking year. Sadly, these records came at the cost of displacing many families due to fires and other disasters. It's the end of a decade, let's not be separated by others differences but come together for our communities during these unexpected disasters. Here's to 2020!