Researchers in California are warning of a “grim” fire season this summer as the fuel moisture content [FMC] of vegetation is tracking at a “new record low”:

This means the plants are dry and it’s a tinder box:

We expect this means more scheduled power outages during windy conditions to prevent fires caused by downed power lines:

For comparison purposes, last year was the “third driest on record”:

And it could be a long summer on both coasts as researchers are predicting another active hurricane season as well:

“Ugh” just about sums it up: