Washington Drought

Rippey: Wildfire Concerns Will Grow In The Northwest
Rippey: Wildfire Concerns Will Grow In The Northwest
Weather forecasts expect temperatures to climb into the upper 90s this week, with some locations expected to see highs well above the century mark.  And with those hot, dry conditions, the concern about wildfire risk grows. “Hopefully nothing like what we’ve experienced over the last couple of wildfire seasons, but never the less, sometimes when you have the cool wet springs, you get a lot of buil
Drought Conditions Unchanged After Wet Week
Drought Conditions Unchanged After Wet Week
Despite all of the rain and even snow the region received over the past week, conditions remain very dry. According to the latest drought numbers from the USDA, Oregon’s soil moisture numbers remained unchanged this week. Data released Thursday shows, over 90% of the state is Abnormally Dry for this time of year, with over half of Oregon under a D-3, or Extreme Drought, and 17% of the state unde
Drought Will Continue in the Western U.S.
Drought Will Continue in the Western U.S.
A severe drought has gripped western parts of the U.S. since the middle of 2020, and NOAA says the drought will likely persist or worsen in the spring due to above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation. NOAA’s spring outlook says dry conditions will likely heighten the risk of wildfires across the Southwest and Southern Plains and will stress farms across California. The ... Read Mo

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