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Wildfire Aware Situation Report: SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 3, 2023

Wildfire Aware Situation Report for SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 3, 2023, for the United States.

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There are 3 NEW LARGE FIRES in Oklahoma, Washington, and Montana.

  • White Oak Mountain (OK): Oklahoma DOF. Eighteen miles northeast of Broken Bow, OK. Timber. Active fire behavior with running.

  • Yellepit (WA): Washington State Fire Marshall’s Office. Started on private land 13 miles southeast of Kennewick, WA. Brush and grass. Active fire behavior with running and flanking. Road closures in effect.

  • Route 1 (MT): Fort Peck Agency, BIA. Ten miles west of Culbertson, MT. Grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened.

2 large fires were contained in Texas and Montana.

  • Shearwood Creek (TX)

  • Coal Ridge (MT)

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

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Scattered showers and thunderstorms will spread over much of the Great Basin into the central and northern Rockies and Inland Northwest and onto portions of the northern Plains. Some of the thunderstorms will be capable of severe winds and hail, especially over the Great Basin. Monsoonal moisture will shift northward as a warming and drying trend expands across the Southwest, while isolated mixed wet and dry thunderstorms remain likely in portions of the Southwest. Scattered showers also remain likely along and west of the Cascades. Hot, dry, and breezy conditions will continue across much of the Plains into the Midwest and southern Rockies, and hot and dry conditions will remain across most of Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected along portions of the western and central Gulf Coast into the Lower Mississippi Valley and central and north Texas.

Red Flag Warnings are in effect for southwestern Minnesota. Fire Weather Watches are in effect in southeastern Colorado. The Storm Prediction Center has issued elevated areas of fire weather concern across the Central Plans and into parts of the upper Midwest.

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