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After cooler spring, feds forecast severe fire season in second half of summer

After cooler spring, feds forecast severe fire season in second half of summer
Researchers with the federal government are forecasting a more severe wildfire season in the second half of the summer, coming out of a cooler-than-normal spring.

Photo: Natural Resources Canada Photo: Natural Resources Canada Photo: Natural Resources Canada Photo: Natural Resources Canada More Kelowna News RECENT STORIES Smitty's robot serves food Kelowna - 3:04 pm Mickelson won't defend title Sports - 3:02 pm RDOS: Prepare for freshet Okanagan-Similakameen - 3:00 pm CRTC to enter new era Canada - 2:57 pm Charges in ice field crash Jasper - 2:54 pm More Top Stories > h2 Nebula - Adoption Pending Kelowna SPCA > TGIF Gifs- May 13, 2022 Maxey not happy with Harden's effort!“I think, a kind of a normal start to the fire season this year,” he said, adding there is nothing to suggest we will have the early start to the season we did in 2021, when Lytton was completely destroyed on June 30.What the weather models are suggesting at the present time — that we get more of a tendency to warm and dry conditions from mid-summer onwards,” Carr said.Carr said the models suggest the fire season will be significant in the southern third of the province, while the northern parts stay cooler and wetter.

“It doesn't look like it'll be quite as intense as 2021, since we had dry conditions, fairly warm temperatures right from spring through the summer,” he said.p ‹ › Kelowna's Homepage ● ● ● ● Friday, May 13 h1 h2 Photo: Greg Huszar Mount Law wildfire in West Kelowna in August 2021 Researchers with the federal government are forecasting a more severe wildfire season in the second half of the summer, coming out of a cooler-than-normal spring.

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