I have been in Fairbanks for parts of the last two weeks and am hearing a lot of talk about this year's lack of snow. You may remember that two years ago we had a lot of fires up in that area and it really impacted some folks' hunts.
I don't know what the fire danger will be this year (too early to tell), but this would be something to watch if you're planning to hunt the Interior this year. Flying in I noticed that there is almost no snow on the ground at all- fairly unusual for this time of the year.
Hopefully we'll get some rain up there, but for now it's shaping up to be a pretty dry year out that way.