This spring and early summer has been hotter and drier than normal over most, if not all, of British Columbia. In fact in many areas there have been watering restrictions and burning bans for several weeks now. Unfortunately, with such dry conditions, the fire risk is at extreme and there are a number of active wildfires. Although it is supposed to be a clear, sunny day again today, what it actually looks like is an overcast day as seen through those blue-blocker sunglasses that turn everything orange, due to the smoke drifting in from all the fires. They are far enough that they don’t pose a danger to me, but they do cause concern.