You can prepare for 2023 wildfire season by learning from this Historical California Interactive Wildfire Map. This interesting map, takes you back in history to look at the size and location of wildfires in your area.
Current climate change models indicate bigger and badder storms, wetter wet and dryer dry seasons. The current wet winter season will ensure that we will have an abundant growth of grasses, stage brush and understory fuels for the coming dry summer months. You will notice large areas of beautiful green grasses and plenty of beautiful wildflowers. Use this as you get ready for the coming fire season signal.
This is one of the best interactive fire maps to investigate historical fires available. Use it to your advantage. Get ready now, prepare for the coming 2023 wildfire season.
Here is the link for the fire map.
Move the white slider dots to select the time period of interest. You can even select the 1878-1969 timeframe for an historical view. You will notice from decade to decade the same areas are burning off. Most interesting is selecting seasons and then the summer season. You can get the white dot slide to be only white for that period you want and you can then look at the different periods. No wildfire area seems to be spared from season to season over the decades.
Important point — Rain Produces Fuel. Eventually The Fuel Will Burn. Get rid of it before it grows!
A couple interesting articles written in 2021 still apply to fire outlook ahead.
California has experienced increasingly severe autumn wildfires over the past several decades, which have exacted a rising human and environmental toll. Recent fire and climate science research has demonstrated a clear link between worsening California wildfires and climate change, mainly though the vegetation-drying effect of rising temperatures and shifting precipitation seasonality. New work by Luković et al. (2021) explores observed changes in California’s autumn precipitation in greater detail, finding that the rainy season has indeed become progressively delayed and that the “sharpness” of California precipitation seasonality has increased. These precipitation shifts have important implications for the region’s ecology and wildfire risk, as they increase the degree of temporal overlap between extremely dry vegetation conditions and fire-promoting downslope winds in late autumn. Both of these observed shifts are consistent with climate model projections for the region’s future, suggesting that recent trends may offer an early preview of larger changes to come.
California’s annual rainy season is getting underway about 27 days later now than it did in the 1960s, according to new research. Instead of starting in November, the onset of the rains is now delayed until December, and the rain, when it comes, is being concentrated during January and February.
“The onset of the rainy season has been progressively delayed since the 1960s, and as a result the precipitation season has become shorter and sharper in California,” said Jelena Lukovic, the lead author of the study. Lukovic is a climate scientist at the University of Belgrade in Serbia.
Less rain is falling in the so-called shoulder seasons of autumn and spring, and more is falling during the core winter months.
The Cal Fire Incident Map is one to follow:
Here are some comparisons to follow:
- 2023 – 94,683 responses, 241 wildfires this year.
- 2022 – 554,342 responses, 7,490 wildfires
- 2021 – 535,819 responses, 7,396 wildfires
- 2020 – 494,489 responses, 8,648 wildfires
- 2019 – 500,518 responses, 7,148 wildfires
- 2018 – 483,016 responses, 7,948 wildfires
- 2017 – 483,116 responses, 9,270 wildfires
- 2016 – 472,875 responses, 6,954 wildfires
7 year Average – 503, 454 responses, 7,836 wildfires
Current Heavy Winter Rains will lead to heavy fuel growth, so prepare for the 2023 Wildfire Season.
Beautiful green grasses will follow the current wet winter season. From a wildfire perspective, this season will be classic for fuel growth and an eventual large 2023 wildfire season . The current solar cycle 25 that will be equal or less than cycle 24 gives us a glimpse of what we can anticipate for this summer. As solar sunspot activity declines, we can expect bigger and badder storms as well as wetter wet and dryer dry seasons. I expect no less for the 2023 Wildfire Season in California.
Be proactive, prepare for the 2023 Wildfire Season, remove fuels when they are small.
It is easy to remove green grass when they just sprout. It is as easy as scraping the surface with a hoe and leaving the sprouts to shrivel up and mulch away. However, as the season moves from spring to summer, the burst of growth requires more and more effort to remove. It is thee grasses and undergrowth that threaten your homes and structures from wildfire.
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