Daniel Swain in the Weather Channel: Parts of Fire-Weary California Suffer Through One of the Longest Waits For the Rainy Season on Record
Parts of California may reach one of their driest starts to the rainy season on record with no rain in sight to quench the fire-weary state’s thirst.
In recent weeks we’ve seen a number of destructive wildfires in California fanned by Santa Ana and Diablo winds, including the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County and the Tick, Saddleridge, Getty and Easy Fires in Southern California.
There have still been spot wildfires in recent days, long after those winds diminished, including the Jake Fire in northern Los Angeles County Wednesday that was quickly brought under control.
UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain noted a measure of vegetation flammability is near or above record levels for early November.
Point is, the state remains a tinderbox.