I live in the San Francisco Bay Are, a ways north of the Santa Cruz Mountains wildfire that you may or may not have been hearing about. The air here is smoky and my asthma is bad. It’s a big fire and is nowhere near controlled. (A house my wife lived in for nine years may have burned down, and is very close to where the fire started.)
Here’s the thing about this fire — It is MAY! From the story, Summit fire burns into Santa Clara County after wind shift,
“There have been several fires here, dating back to the ’50s. What is shocking this year is that it’s so early,” said Steve Peterson…
Yes, shocking. Wildfires in May. And even though we had plenty of rain this year the mountains have insufficient snowpack to provide water through the year because of warmer temperatures.