Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Friday | July 28, 2023
Welcome to the Wildfire Aware Situation Report for Friday, July 28, 2023, for the United States. Initial Attack activity continues to be LIGHT, with 156 NEW FIRES reported. There are 9 NEW LARGE FIRES in Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, California, and Texas.
Midnight Tank (AZ)
Big Knife (MT)*
Devils Slide (WY)
3 large fires were contained. There are a total of 32 UNCONTAINED LARGE FIRES currently.
Haight Creek (OR)
Mann Lake (OR)
Bowles Creek (MT)
Little Bear (ID)*
La Jara Canyon (NM)
Red Point Tank (AZ)
Bull Pen (AZ)
Cutoff Ridge (TX)*
Spring Creek (CO)
Cobb Creek (TX)
Newell Road (WA)
Lazy B (NM)
Cottonwood Ridge (AZ)
Hay Draw (MT)*
Elk Horn (ID)*
Apple Tree (NM)*
Pine Ridge (WY)
Pogo Mine Road (AK)*
*Nationally, 24 fires are being managed under a strategy other than full suppression.
We remain at National Preparedness Level 3.
Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Weather Discussion
Provided by the National Interagency Fire Center
West-southwest sustained winds of 10-25 mph gusting 25-35 mph with minimum relative humidity of 5-20% will develop across much of the Great Basin, with locally breezy conditions into portions of southeast Oregon and northeast California. Breezy south winds are also forecast across much of Texas and Oklahoma amid minimum relative humidity of 10-35%. Hot temperatures will continue across southeast California through the greater Four Corners into much of the southern and central Plains and Southeast. Isolated to scattered mixed wet and dry thunderstorms will develop across the Southwest northward through the Rockies, mainly near and east of the Divide. Increased moisture in southeast Arizona and southwest New Mexico will lead to mainly wet thunderstorms. Gusty outflow winds are likely with these thunderstorms, and the greatest potential for strong outflows will be across southwest Montana. Thunderstorms, some severe, will develop from the northern Plains through the Great Lakes ahead of a cold front, with isolated thunderstorms likely along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts. Above-normal temperatures will continue across much of Alaska with isolated thunderstorms forecast for the eastern Interior.
Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches remain in effect from northeastern California through Southern Oregon and Idaho. The Storm Prediction Center has issued Elevated Fire Weather areas from California/Nevada border to the Snake River Plain, with a Critical Fire Weather area for the Snake River Plain.
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Link to the National Incident Management Situation Report.
Link to the National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential.