Soaking the Forests.
Over the past three days, most of the Northwest has gotten dumped on. Very good news for the upcoming fire season: two weeks ago, we had 90 degree temperatures across the state that baked the forests a month early and, sans rain, would have left them crispy and ready for the burnin'. But now, even Eastern Oregon forests have gotten a half inch or more, with forecasts for yet more rain.
(Watching the weather: further evidence that I've become an old man.)