Wildfire Aware Situation Report for FRIDAY | SEPTEMBER 8, 2023, for the United States.
The United States is at National Preparedness Level 3.
There are 5 new large fires in Arkansas, Texas, and Utah.
Cedar Cabin (AR): Ouachita NF, USFS. Eight miles southeast of Parks, AR. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with backing and flanking.
Santa Ana (TX): Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, FWS. Four miles west of Hidalgo, TX. Chaparral, grass and brush. Moderate fire behavior with group torching, backing, and flanking.
Buffalo Flats (TX): Texas A&M Forest Service. Started on private land five miles northeast of Turkey, TX. Grass. Minimal fire behavior. Residence threatened.
Boilermaker (TX): Texas A&M Forest Service. Started on private land eight miles northeast of Hebbronville, TX. Grass. Active fire behavior.
Light House Canyon (UT): Green River District, BLM. Fourteen miles southeast of East Carbon, UT. Timber and brush. Active fire behavior with single tree torching, backing, and spotting. Residences threatened. Last narrative report unless significant activity occurs.
1 large fire was contained in New Jersey.
There are a total of 58 UNCONTAINED LARGE FIRES currently.
Nationally, 33 fires are being managed under a strategy other than full suppression.
Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Weather Discussion
Provided by the National Interagency Fire Center
Well above normal temperatures and low minimum relative humidity of 10-30% will continue across the Southwest into the southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley. Isolated dry thunderstorms will develop along the eastern Mogollon Rim into west-central New Mexico and west Texas. Scattered thunderstorms will develop across southern Oklahoma into east Texas and Louisiana as well, with some storms becoming severe. Above-normal temperatures will spread across much of the West with light winds. Isolated to scattered mixed wet and dry thunderstorms will develop over central and southeast Idaho into Montana and northern Wyoming, with the thunderstorms becoming wetter as they move into the northern Plains in the evening and overnight. A cold front will stall along near the East Coast with scattered to widespread thunderstorms and showers, and severe thunderstorms in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Below-normal temperatures will continue over much of the Great Lakes into the Ohio Valley.
There are no Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches issued currently. The Storm Prediction Center has maintained a dry thunderstorm area over portions of western Texas into far southwestern Oklahoma.
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Link to the National Incident Management Situation Report.
Link to the National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential.