Much Better Than Labor Day Last Year

Posted at 6:35 PM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 20:51:58-04

What a beautiful weekend!  And what a stark contrast from last year’s Labor Day when wildfires exploded across the state.  Fires like the Rice Ridge, Alice Creek, Park Creek, Lolo Peak all grew thousands of acres a day.  Air quality was terrible across the state as it ended up being one of the worst weekends of that historic fire season.  This year though was fantastic, even though there was some growth on current fires burning in the state.  Fire danger is not over with yet as some heat, wind and thunderstorms are in the forecast later this week.  After a little cooldown Tuesday, a ridge of high pressure will build across the West with summery temperatures in the 80s returning.  Another cold front will cross the state on Saturday with wind and falling temperatures, but not much moisture.  In fact, no significant precipitation is likely until potentially late this month.

Have a great day!

Curtis Grevenitz