It's actually 2 years in a row here in BC. After a number of longer dry summers, we've now had two summers in a row with cooler temps and more moisture. That's two years without campfire bans. I couldn't even tell you the last time we had a summer without any campfire bands prior to this. Maybe when I was a kid. The climate here in Vancouver Island over the last 2 years is closer to what I remember from being a kid. A little cooler, more snow, it was more common for summers to be mild, then it was to have a long hot one.smacd wrote: ↑ Dig your head out of the sand! The reason fire activity has been so low in BC and AB this year is because it has been exceptionally cool and wet throughout the spring in BC and well into summer in AB. Most crops have failed in AB because of the unseasonable weather. The BC 5 year average on your charts is 2.5 times the 25 year average. You can keep denying all you want but it's plain for all to see.
2 years isn't really a trend, but it did have me wondering if it was a shift back to our weather from decades past (well not quite the -15 we used to seek when I was really young, and we could skate when the lake flooded the fields in the winter