Read this Seattle PI article on the weather:
An unusually dry spring has melted snowpack in Washington’s mountains and throughout the West at a troubling rate, causing heightened concern for drought conditions and forest fire danger.
Now re-read this Seattle PI article on climate change published in November. In a list of expected impacts associated with thinner snowpacks, it says:
Reduced summer water supplies. Increasingly destructive wildfires.
No single dry month can ever be tied to changing global climate. That’d be like blaming a poor grade on a particular test at school on levels of lead in school drinking water. Climate change, like pollution, operates on long-term averages, not random variations.
But we should not be surprised.