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Another hazard that can accompany a drought include increased fire risk of both structures and forests, especially during autumn when there is a lack of green vegetation and an excess of dried leaf material on forest floors. Though a drought can occur during any time of year, they are more common during the summer months when accompanied by high temperatures. This does not mean that droughts cannot be dangerous during other seasons. In fact, droughts are typically more dangerous in the winter months due snow being the main form of precipitation. Due to the physical properties of water, 10-13 inches of snow equal an inch of rain.

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