By Charles The Moderator,
I have lived in California all my life, the first half in SoCal, the second half in NorCal.
A funny thing happens ever year.
If we have a below normal amount of rain, in the spring we get warnings that it’s going to be severe wildfire season, because the brush is so dry.
If we have an above normal amount of rain we get warnings that it’s going to be severe fire season, because there is so much extra brush.
If we have a normal rainy season we get warnings that’s it’s going to be severe fire season, with some hybrid explanation or an allusion to a previous fire season.
With the winter season likely to be a wet one in California, see Anthony’s recent post here, I propose a contest, which begins January 1st, 2011.
The first person to identify a news story expressing one of the three options noted above and note it in this thread will win a modest prize and a hat tip for fame and glory. I suspect April or May we will see a winner.
I suggest that those that wish to participate bookmark this post to keep track. I’ll set up notifications for myself to be emailed on activity in this thread.
You need to find a real news story (or press release), not make it up yourself. I will be the judge.
The warning needs to come from a relevant State or Federal official, or a Fire Department official. I will be the arbiter of qualification.
charles the moderator