The long-term weather forecast looks like fire across the American West. The Seattle PI notes:
“In Washington, the state Department of Natural Resources already has fought 70 small fires this year, up from the usual 20, and forests are as dry as they typically are in late July or early August.
“In Oregon, snowpack in the Cascades fell from 120 percent of average in early March to just 53 percent of average on May 1.”
Klamath Basin water politics may catch fire again, too. Water levels there are far lower than expected for spring.