By any measure, this has been a dry winter so far. That's great for certain outdoor activities, bad for others and it's becoming a concern for climatologists who consider its long-range implications. Klamath County has received only about 26 percent of its usual precipitation through December. Among other things, the relatively dry weather makes it easy for small wild fires to become big ones. Forestry officials are eyeing a blaze in Klamath National Forest a few days ago as possibly being a smoldering stump that reignited due to the dry conditions. No significant rain or snow are predicted for the Klamath Valley through at least the middle of January.