Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Saturday | July 15, 2023
Welcome to the Wildfire Aware Situation Report for Saturday, July 15, 2023, for the United States.
Initial Attack activity continues to be LIGHT, with 98 NEW FIRES reported. There are 4 NEW LARGE FIRES, with activity increasing in Southern California and the Pacific Northwest.
Bull Pen (AZ)
Wagner Road (WA)
Gordon Butte (OR)
4 large fires were contained. There are a total of 16 UNCONTAINED LARGE FIRES currently.
Whiskey Hill (NM)
Flying V (AZ)
Three Lakes (AZ)
Devils Butte (OR)
Baird Springs (WA)
Spring Creek (CO)
Chris Mountain (CO)
Moore Peak (TX)
Four Corners (MI)
*Nationally, 6 fires are being managed under a strategy other than full suppression.
We remain at National Preparedness Level 2.
Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Weather Discussion
Provided by the National Interagency Fire Center
Very hot, record-setting temperatures are forecast across much of California, the Great Basin, and Southwest with well above normal temperatures stretching into the Northwest and northern Rockies. Very low relative humidity is forecast for much of the West with minimums in the single digits and teens while mid-slopes and ridges will have poor overnight recovery of less than 40%. Isolated, mainly dry thunderstorms will develop across southeast Arizona into southwest New Mexico, with scattered wet thunderstorms likely across eastern New Mexico, some of which will be severe. Thunderstorms will also develop east of the Continental Divide in the Rockies into much of the Plains, and from the Mississippi Valley to the East Coast, with another area of severe thunderstorms possible in the Appalachians. Much of Texas will remain hot and dry except the panhandle and Red River Valley, with breezy south winds creating areas of elevated fire weather conditions. Scattered showers and below normal temperatures are forecast across much of Alaska.
There are Red Flag Warnings and Watches in effect for various areas throughout Washington and Oregon. Most of the western United States in under some type of heat warning. The Storm Prediction Center has no elevated fire weather areas.
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Link to the National Incident Management Situation Report.
Link to the National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential.