Thursday, May 29, 2014
Photo: Closer view of a burned tree
When hiking in the area, one thing that really made an impression on my husband and me is how frequent lightning strikes must be. There were quite a few trees that had been burned out.
In Arizona we get a thunderstorms with dramatic lightning displays due to the interaction between clouds and humidity with the intense summer heat. Fortunately, most of the lightning occurs during mid July and August, which is when humidity levels are a little higher and the conditions for wildfires are somewhat decreased. May and June, however, are both hot and very dry, which makes the conditions for wildfires more dangerous.
This week we have photos of the Patagonia region of Argentina posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.