Our Weather: Dry with an Increased Chance of Wildfire
California parched under the warmest year in recorded history last year–a year which also saw record low precipitation amounts. Last year and this year were the two warmest winters so far. The snowpack this year dropped to near nothing–a record minimum (and 80% lower than the previous record minimum!
We’re predicted to have an above average number of wildfires this summer. (See graph below.)
Of course, we did have those nice rains back in December and again earlier this week. Still, as you can see from the Drought Monitor at the top of the post, California craves water. It desperately needs precipitation and, other than a slight chance of rain tomorrow, no water is predicted to fall through the 20th.