Sunday, May 20, 2012

Climate Forecast

The current long-range climate forecasts don't look real good.  Below are the 30-day (top) and the three-month (bottom) temperature forecasts.  (Click here for the Climate Prediction Center's website.) Both of them paint a large chunk of The West with above normal temperatures.  Note that Salmon River Country is near the top edge of these forecast graphs.  We're coloring our own perspectives about the Salmon River stream flows with these graphs.  We suspect it's going to be a hot, dry summer here.  We also suspect that fire season is going to start earlier than normal and last longer than usual.  Our recommendation is simple: if you're looking to do any recreational boating on the Salmon River go early.  Mid to late summer could offer unfavorably conditions such as low water and very smokey air.

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