Summer is here and it’s an odd one so far. It’s been cool and rainy for a good chunk of June and a lot of us are still practicing some form of social distancing when usually we’d all have a few BBQs under our belts by now. Instead, many of us have spent a lot of time in our homes and we’re ready to get out and enjoy our beautiful state. Hopefully you all dropped in and read about how to become Smoke Ready last week. If you didn’t, scroll on down and have a read.
Each month, the National Interagency Fire Center Predictive Services produces monthly wildfire outlooks. These ones below were released on June 1st and next week on July1st updated versions will be released. When these were published at the beginning of June, they were predicting that July and August would have an “above normal” significant wildfire potential for most of the state. Normal means we should expect the usual amount of significant fires for the area at typical times and intervals and Above Normal means there is a greater than usual likelihood of significant fires for the area.
Check back next week when we’ll post the most updated outlook!!