Large wildfire risk predicted to be below average in Summit County for next three months

  • Source: Summit Daily News (Breckenridge-Dillon)
  • Published: 04/05/2019 07:49 PM

Wildfire forecasters are predicting below-average wildfire risk in Summit County for the next three months. That assessment is thanks to this year’s hearty winter snowpack and a wetter, cooler spring and summer weather pattern. The Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center, which publishes 30, 60 and 90 day wildfire outlooks each month for fire and government officials, announced that, based on current conditions and historical data, there is reason to believe that May to July will be cooler and wetter in the central and southern mountains thanks to a sustained snowpack that has survived into spring, combined with a weak El Niño pattern that historically has been associated with average to below-average wildfire seasons.


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