Wildfire Aware Situation Report: SATURDAY | SEPTEMBER 2, 2023
Updated: Sep 3
Wildfire Aware Situation Report for SATURDAY | SEPTEMBER 2, 2023, for the United States.
There are 3 NEW LARGE FIRES in Texas and Louisiana.
Game Preserve (TX): Texas A&M Forest Service. Started on private land 10 miles northwest of Huntsville, TX. Timber and medium slash. Extreme fire behavior with crowning, group torching, and spotting. Residences threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect.
Elizabeth (LA): Louisiana Office of Forestry. Twelve miles northwest of Oakdale, LA. Southern rough and hardwood litter. Active fire behavior with backing.
5 large fires were contained in Texas, Mississippi, Oregon, and Montana.
Gibbs Forest (TX)
County Line (MS)
There are a total of 60 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
An upper low will remain over northern California, with scattered showers and thunderstorms across much of northern California, Oregon, and southern Washington. Monsoonal moisture will continue to stream northward ahead of the upper low from Arizona through the Great Basin and into the central and northern Rockies. Scattered to widespread thunderstorms are expected across these areas, with drier storms on the periphery of the moisture. Warmer and drier than normal conditions are expected across portions of Washington, north Idaho, and Montana to the north of the moisture surge and upper low. Hot, dry, and breezy conditions will develop across much of the Plains into the Midwest and southern Rockies, while hot and dry conditions will continue across much of Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are likely along portions of the western and central Gulf Coast into the Lower Mississippi Valley. Scattered showers and gusty winds remain likely for central and eastern portions of the Interior, including snow above 3,000 feet, and another wave of precipitation will move over western Alaska and into the Interior by tonight.
There are no Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches in effect this morning. The Storm Prediction Center has issued elevated areas of fire weather concern across the Central Plains for another day.
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Link to the National Incident Management Situation Report.
Link to the National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential.