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Stage I fire restrictions put in place


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County commissioners recently implemented Stage I fire restrictions, effective at 12:01 p.m. on July 14.

Since 2000, the average precipitation in Ekalaka for the month of June is 2.93 inches. That average has fallen considerably in the last two years as Ekalaka received only 0.65 inches in June of 2016, and only 0.91 in June of this year.

June was also hot this year. Though not as hot as last year, the average high temperature in June was 80.9 degrees Fahrenheit. That was 5.4 degrees hotter than the average since 2000 of 75.5 degrees.

The average high temperature so far this month is a whooping 94.5 degrees and Ekalaka has only received .07 inches of precipitation.

These high temperatures ar...

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