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Wildfire Aware Situation Report: SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 10, 2023

Wildfire Aware Situation Report for SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 10, 2023, for the United States.

The United States is at National Preparedness Level 3.

There are 5 new large fires in Texas, Idaho, and Mississippi.

  • Moonshine (TX): Texas A&M Forest Service. Started on private land seven miles northeast of Seymour, TX. Grass and brush. Active fire behavior with running.

  • Cedar Creek (TX): Texas A&M Forest Service. Started on private land eight miles northeast of Caddo, TX. Grass and brush. Moderate fire behavior with group torching.

  • Cactus (TX): Texas A&M Forest Service. Started on private land seventeen miles northeast of Abilene, TX. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior.

  • Wedge (ID): Twin Falls District, BLM. Twenty-two miles north of Shoshone, ID. Brush and grass. Active fire behavior with running, creeping and smoldering.

  • Mt Olive Rd and Hwy 541 (MS)

3 large fires were contained in New Mexico, Mississippi, and Texas.

  • Chisum (NM)

  • Mt Olive Rd (MS)

  • Thut Hill (TX)

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

Hot temperatures will continue across southeast California and the Southwest, but relative humidity increase over yesterday with minimums above 15%, while above-normal temperatures continue across the rest of the West. Isolated to scattered mixed wet and dry thunderstorms will develop from the eastern Sierra and Peninsular Ranges into much of the Rockies. Gusty westerly Cascade Gap winds will develop in the afternoon and evening, creating locally elevated conditions, with light showers in western Washington overnight. Widespread thunderstorms and showers are forecast along the Front Range into the central Plains, with severe thunderstorms, heavy rain, and flash flooding possible. Scattered thunderstorms will also develop southward into Oklahoma and Texas. Above normal temperatures are expected across Texas and Oklahoma into the Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast, where dry northerly flow will result in minimum relative humidity of 25-40%. Scattered to widespread thunderstorms will develop from the Appalachians into the Northeast, and near normal temperatures will continue in much of the Midwest with a few thunderstorms in the western Great Lakes.

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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