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Daniel Swain in The Sacramento Bee: California is Dry with no Rain in sight. Should we Start Worrying about Drought and Wildfire?

While the rainy season still has more than two months left, a persistent high-pressure ridge over the Pacific is keeping wet weather at bay, just as it did during the five-year drought, said Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at UCLA. Swain said it’s possible parts of Northern California “could go completely dry in the month of February.”