California May Face Higher Temperatures This Summer

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted that there is a 30% to 50% likelihood that California will experience a hotter than normal summer.

Meteorologists have based this forecast on the early emergence of El Niño and historical data shows that El Niño is a weather predictor for upcoming months and has been tied to some of the hottest years recorded.

As the state continues to experience June Gloom, the early emergence of El Niño has led meteorologists to believe that contrary to current temperatures, extremely hot weather is imminent.

What does this mean for Fire Season?

The California drought led to increased wildfire activity due to arid conditions over the last few years. However, due to the record-setting wet season, the state has all but come out of the drought.

After experiencing a barrage of snow and rain in California, we can expect a delay in fire season but that will not prevent them from starting. In addition, the intense growth resulting from the wet year has led to more fuel for fire as the dry weather comes into the region.

According to the 2023 Accuweather U.S. Wildfire Forecast, 400,000 to 1 million acres will burn in California this year, which is similar to past years.


CaseyGerry California fire attorneys continue to keep abreast of fire conditions and urge all residents to plan for the event of a wildfire.

For more information on available resources and important organizations, please visit our Fire Resource Page.

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