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Rain, wind and fire: What La Niña means for Texas’ winter fire season

Texas’ winter/spring wildfire season is about to begin. Fire experts predict it could be a particularly active season due in large part to the presence of La Niña this year. The weather pattern often brings drier, warmer weather, and strong winds: the perfect recipe for fire.

“Mid-February through mid-April is the peak of winter/spring fire season,” said Brad Smith. Smith is the predictive services department head at Texas A&M Forest Service, a division of Texas A&M AgriLife.

Read more from Kerry Halladay with Texas Water Resources Institute here.