With the driest and hottest year on record getting a bit of relief, the western wildfires are in a better situation than a week ago. Some of my followers in the western states appreciated the update on the wildfire situation. The season is NOT over yet! Be very careful if warnings get called. NEVER try to outrun or even out-drive the fires. They can move at unrealistic speeds up to and including over 90 miles per hour. Stay informed with local authorities, and be ready to move at once when authorities deem necessary. ALWAYS follow through with a warning and order to vacate. Visit the NOAA NWS Fire Weather website for more important information.