Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 13, 2017

Why The US West Fire Season Is So Bad In Spite of Snowy Winter

The Associated Press reports

Wildfires are chewing across dried-out Western forests and grassland, putting 2017 on track to be among the worst fire seasons in a decade.

A snowy winter across much of the West raised hopes that 2017 wouldn’t be a dried-out, fire-prone year, but a hot, dry summer spoiled that.

Read about what happened, and how bad things are:

The US West had a snowy winter, so why the fiery summer?

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