National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Hot, dry weather a factor in Washington wildfire season

Mon, 08/17/2020
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High heat, along with an unusual tropical weather system heading north, helped kick off what is normally the toughest stretch of Washington state’s fire season. The strange part is the remnants of a tropical cyclone that worked its way up through California to the Pacific Northwest, bringing lighting and some rain. Nick Bond is quoted.