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california: three major wildfires raise new 'purple' warning

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california: three major wildfires raise new 'purple' warning

(ventura, calif.) — southern california has felt yellow wind, orange wind, and red wind. but never purple wind. until now.the color-coded system showing the expected strength of the winds driving the region’s fierce wildfires has reached uncharted territory, pushing past red, which means “high” into the color that means “extreme.”“the forecast for tomorrow is purple,” said ken pimlott, director at the california department of forestry and fire protection. “we’ve never used purple before.”southern california has already been hit hard by three major fires that have put tens of thousands of people under evacuation orders and destroyed at nearly 200 homes and buildings, a figure that is almost certain to grow.but the hard-w...