WPR News
6:51 pm
Thu April 14, 2005

Fire Forecast Mixed For Coming Summer

Laramie, Wy – A dry winter has increased the possibility
of large and widespread wildfires in northern Wyoming, the Black Hills and most of Montana this summer.
That's according to reports by two regional agencies that help federal and state agencies get an idea of what to expect during wildfire season -- Rocky Mountain Area Predictive Services and
Northern Rockies Predictive Services.
The reports say that things are dry and only getting drier in a wide swath between the Black Hills and Idaho.
But there's also a decent chance for cool, wet weather over the next few months. That could delay the start of fire season and make it much less severe.