July 22, 2024

WASHINGTON — Although the national wildfire forecast is still a month away, it’s already shaping up to be a nasty fire season for the central and south Plains and the Southwest, said U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey. The fire season could go either way for the Plains this summer, depending on how much rainfall the Plains states receive during the traditionally wet month of May, he said. Plenty of rain would ease wildfire fears in the Plains states but a dry May could pose a significant fire threat, he said.
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