This is the headline story on Drudge.
The danger is pretty close to zero, for two reasons.
- The nuclear material is well protected.
- The chances of the fire reaching any facilities are very small.
I spent a good part of the day running NCAR’s WRF weather model, and there are a couple of things going on which are relevant. The humidity has gone way up with a good chance of rain tomorrow. Also the wind is likely to shift to NW tomorrow – which will blow the fire away from Los Alamos and the laboratories. My observers on the ground in Santa Fe tell me that the WRF forecast for today was perfect.
I’ll release more detail later.
Yesterday Drudge made a big deal out of 114 degree weather in Phoenix – as if that was unusual at the end of June. Also, the picture above is sun shining through smoke – not fire. Enough alarmism, please.