Potentially Bad Fire Season & Governors Act

Potentially Bad Fire Season & Governors Act

Potentially Bad Fire Season & Governors Act. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.

The lack of moisture in the Pacific Northwest and warm temperatures might just point to a rough fire season this year but meteorologist Tim Creek says March might bring some relief.

CREEK: I do though think that as we get into the month of March that we are going to see an increasing chance of some snow into the lower levels of the mountains. I think we're going to get into somewhat of a cooler and wetter weather pattern especially during the first half of March that will at least not allow things to be worse than they are right now. Maybe improve a little bit. Of course it's going to take a lot of snow to get us back to where we should be.

The west coast governors are beginning to apply pressure on the port issue and welcome the involvement of U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez. Perez met with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Marine Association. Perez said those talks were positive and productive, but while progress has been made, an immediate agreement is necessary to prevent any additional economic damage to the country. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee spoke with Perez by telephone Tuesday and told the secretary that the dispute has created significant economic hardship in the state and said that numerous Washington businesses, from agriculture to major manufacturers, who say they've been hurt by the inability to freely move goods overseas.

That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.

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