Despite recent showers, Oregon Department of Forestry experts declare fire season will begin on June 3, 2013. On Monday, the fire danger level will move from low to moderate and open burns won't be allowed. Crews believe it will be an active season.
What comes as a downer for holiday vacationers could be a blessing for open burns. Just a couple weeks ago all signs pointed to an early fire season. Now the same rain causing an early end to the camping could mean a later start for that fire season.
With the Neutral El Nino Southern Oscillation conditions, a high pressure ridge should sit over most of the Western United States this summer. This area of high pressure will move further West as areas of low pressure push inland along the jet stream.
After the devastating EF-5 Oklahoman tornado tore through the town of Moore, many are wondering what exactly allowed for a storm of this nature to develop. Just a day before, the Oklahoma City area was targeted with numerous tornado touch downs.