Temperatures in Fort McMurray, the epicenter of an epic wildfire sweeping through Alberta province in Canada, topped 90 degrees earlier this week.
Fort McMurray isn’t all that far, relatively speaking, from the Arctic Circle. This is May. This is insane.
Temperatures have never topped 90 degrees in this part of the world at this time of year. That’s 40 degrees above average.
The city’s entire population of 88,000 is being evacuated as Canada declares a state of emergency. Images of the blazing fire reveal an apocalyptic landscape, with parts of the city resembling “a war-torn corner of the world,” according to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.…