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Fire Meteorologist is Optimistic about Fire Season

REXBURG, Idaho – This year’s wildfire season is looking to be much calmer this year.

by Dale Spaulding 

published June 30, 2016 

With summer in full swing, and counties like Bannock enacting fire bans, southeastern Idahoans may wonder if this year’s threat of wildfires is growing. But this season as a whole doesn’t look particularly exciting.

According to Bafil Newmerzhycki, a fire meteorologist with the US Forest Service, we have had a very wet winter. That means, with the runoff from mountain tops still coming through SE Idaho’s valleys, the dangers of wildfire won’t effect the area that strongly.

Bafil explained that the phenomenon of El Niño, which normally brings much drier weather in winter, actually brought more moisture to Idaho than normal. As La Niña approaches, Bafil seemed intrigued with what the new weather patterns might mean.

You can hear the full interview with him, as well as the research he’s been doing on our area’s rare El Niño event, on our Soundcloud page, here.

Young BYU-Idaho Entrepreneurs

Three students from BYU-Idaho are preparing a website that will give professional experience to college students. Co-founders Ben Orchard and Jared Nygren, and web designer Daniel Hang Ho, started a website called “Talent Cloud”.