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Severe Weather / Arizona Wildfire #999749

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 09, 2011
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The high temperatures across the country, the drought in Texas and the wildfire in Arizona noted; map shown.

(Springerville, Arizona: Bill Whitaker) The battle against the Arizona fire featured; scenes shown of smoke and flames, firefighters, planes and helicopters. [Evacuee Sherry COUNTS††- talks about running away from the fire; praises the firefighters.] The zero percent containment of this fire discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: John Blackstone) The factors behind this spring of record weather examined; scenes shown of snow in Hawaii, flooding, the dry Southwest, tornados; details given about the impact of La NiƱa, the jet stream and the warm temperatures of the Gulf of Mexico; animated diagrams shown. [Waimea, Hawaii resident Pam AKAO†- comments.] [San Francisco State University meteorologist Jan NULL†- says a lot of it comes down to the chaos in the atmosphere.] The warm waters of the Gulf discussed.

Pelley, Scott;
Whitaker, Bill;
Blackstone, John

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