Preliminary outlook on this year's wildfire season

Preliminary outlook on this year's wildfire season by Ann Huber, at 4:15 p.m. on 3 February 2009,

The USFS is predicting a busy wildfire season this year. Here is an excerpt from a Preliminary report by Tom Wardell (USFS, Wildland Fire Analyst):

"The Central Coast Mountains and Valleys, Sierra Foothills and Sierra Mtn areas will likely see above normal significant fire potential due to long-term and persistent drought.

Lack of snow pack in the higher elevation areas could lead to more large fires than normal, depending on lightning activity. Elsewhere, fire potential is expected to be near normal at least through August. Santa Ana wind events could lead to significant short duration fire activity in the southern coastal and mountain areas during the fall."

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