Blog: Significant fire potential above normal for June-August at and above 3,000 ft elevation
The Predictive Services 4-month outlook for the North Ops region calls for drier and warmer than average weather through September. There is some indication of a semi-regular low pressure trough positioned along the west coast much of the summer, which could lead to shorter stretches of intense dry heat. Fuels, both dead and live and of all size classes, are expected to dry to critical values earlier than usual at all elevations, leading to a start to the active fire season 4-6 weeks earlier than usual.
- GACC.NIFC: Northern operations monthly/seasonal outlooks
- KPBS: California Drought Could Mean Peak Fire Season Months Earlier Than Usual
- WaterWorld: Developing a Water Management Strategy for Drought and Fire Season
- SJV Sun: Judge rejects environmentalists attempt to halt Sierra wildfire prevention efforts