But the last major rainfall to hit Florida arrived with Hurricane Matthew in early October, he said. And while a few rainy days in December brought a brief respite, experts said Floridians shouldn't get used to that. November, which marks the end of the hurricane season, is usually the start of the winter-long dry season in Florida. This winter is expected to be even drier than usual, he said. The National Weather Service is predicting the next several months will be drier and warmer than in other years because of a minor La Nina so minor, said Kinsman, that some experts have labeled it "La Nada." Still, that weather phenomenon could reduce normal rainfall by more than 50 percent through February. That prediction is what has Karels concerned about the threat of wildfires increasing by early next year. Florida goes through cycles of drought and drenching, but the droughts tend to last longer. Droughts plagued the state from 2006 to 2008, and from 2010 to 2012. Often these prolonged dry spells are accompanied by wildfires. In 2007, for instance, a lightning strike sparked what became known as the Bugaboo Fire, which swept through more than 100,000 acres in the Okefenokee Swamp, pine plantations and state parks. It was so big it could be seen from space. The 1998 dry season was so bad that wildfires burned more than 200,000 acres across the state, forcing the evacuation of 35,000 people and prompting then-Gov. Lawton Chiles to encourage residents to pray for rain.
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