Peak and Pine

Connoisseur
Something I don't get (amongst many), I am sitting now in the most forested state in the USA. Maine. New England is six states. The other five can fit into Maine. One county here, Aroostook, is the size of Connecticut. 89% of maine is forrest. Mostly tinder-box pine. We are known as the Pine Tree State. The state flower is the pine cone and tassel. And we NEVER have forest fires, or wild fires whatever those are. NEVER. So what's with that? Or rather, what's with you in the Pacific North West?
 

Oldsarge

Moderator and Bon Vivant
You don't get your highest winds in the late summer. When the Nor'easters blow, it's already winter but when a big high pressure builds up over the Four Corners and the down slope winds rush down the West's canyons they raise the temperature and dry things out. California only gets rain in a normal year between October and March. In drought years the rains come late and stop early. So here we are at the tail of summer with tinder dry forests and high winds. That's bad enough but this year we got freak dry lightning and some freaks who decided to set off fireworks in the middle of a forested park.
 
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