Summer has begun and while we may have some grey and cloudy days, Wildfire and Drought are already impacting the state of Washington. The month of May tied for the 9th warmest for Washington dating back to 1895. Statewide March thru May tied for the 13th driest period on record based on 90-day precipitation deficits of more than 8 inches, along with 28-day streamflows and soil moisture below the 10th percentile. Severe drought was expanded across western Washington. Record high temperatures during early June also played a role in the intensification of drought across western parts of Washington and Oregon. Now is the time to prepare for the upcoming warmer and dryer months.