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Wildfire Aware Situation Report: MONDAY | SEPTEMBER 11, 2023

Wildfire Aware Situation Report for MONDAY | SEPTEMBER 11, 2023, for the United States.

The United States is at National Preparedness Level 3.

There are 2 new large fires in Texas and Washington.

  • Gist Road (TX): Texas A&M Forest Service. Started on private land 12 miles northeast of Beaumont, TX. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Residences threatened. Evacuations in effect.

  • Tendollar (WA): Southeast Region, Washington DNR. Fourteen miles southeast of Ellensburg, WA. Grass and brush. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs and backing.

6 large fires were contained in Texas and Idaho.

  • Cactus (TX)

  • Unwelcome (TX)

  • Cowan (TX)

  • Moonshine (TX)

  • Cedar Creek (TX)

  • Wedge (ID)

There are a total of 62 UNCONTAINED LARGE FIRES currently.

Nationally, 32 fires are being managed under a strategy other than full suppression.

Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Weather Discussion

Provided by the National Interagency Fire Center

Isolated to scattered, mainly wet thunderstorms will develop across much of Nevada into the Four Corners states, with widespread thunderstorms from the Front Range into the southern Plains and central Texas. Near normal temperatures with higher daytime relative humidity is forecast across the southern half of the West into the central and southern Plains. However, above-normal temperatures and dry conditions will continue across south Texas into the Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast. Above-normal temperatures are also forecast across the northern Intermountain West, with breezy west winds gusting to 30 mph in the Cascade Gaps and Columbia Basin. Widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms will occur along and behind a cold front from the Mid-Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes, while below-normal temperatures and scattered thunderstorms develop behind the front from eastern North Dakota into northern Minnesota. Scattered thunderstorms will develop along the East Coast and across Florida.

There are currently no Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches. The Storm Prediction Center has identified no area of fire weather concern.

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