California is abnormally dry after low-precipitation winter



by Olga R. Rodriguez

Visitors look toward the “Painted Ladies,” a row of historical Victorian homes, in front of the San Francisco skyline from Alamo Square Park in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. California officials are bracing for the potential of another drought and an early and more intense wildfire season amid a record-breaking warm and dry February. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

A dry beginning of the year has left most of California abnormally parched and officials are bracing for the possibility of an early and more intense wildfire season amid record-breaking temperatures.

Drought has expanded from just under 10% last week to nearly a quarter of the state, mainly in central California, the heart of the…



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