Wildfire Aware Situation Report: THURSDAY | SEPTEMBER 7, 2023
Wildfire Aware Situation Report for THURSDAY | SEPTEMBER 7, 2023, for the United States.
At 07:30 MT, we have moved from National Preparedness Level 4 down to National Preparedness Level 3.
There are 2 new large fires in Arizona and Oregon.
Labor (AZ): Apache-Sitgreaves NF, USFS. Twenty-two miles northwest of Heber-Overgaard, AZ. Timber and grass. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing, and creeping.
North Slide (OR)
5 large fires were contained in Oregon, California, New Mexico, and Montana.
North Slide (OR)
Happy Camp Complex (CA)
West Mountain (NM)
Pryor Creek Road (MT)
Route 1 (MT)
Big Knife (MT)
There are a total of 55 UNCONTAINED LARGE FIRES currently.
Nationally, 31 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 and dry conditions will continue across the Mid-Atlantic and Carolinas today ahead of a cold front. The front may limit the duration of the hot and dry conditions, with scattered thunderstorms likely to develop in the afternoon. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are also likely in the Southeast ahead of the front, with more widespread thunderstorms and wetting rain across the Northeast. Well above normal temperatures will continue across much of New Mexico into the southern Plains as well. Winds overall are forecast to be light in Texas and Oklahoma, but moderate westerly winds of 10-20 mph are forecast in the Four Corners states, with locally stronger downslope gusts of 30-40 mph possible along the New Mexico central mountain chain. Isolated mixed wet and dry thunderstorms are possible over southeast Arizona into west-central New Mexico as well. Near normal temperatures are forecast for northern California, Northwest, northern Great Basin, and northern Rockies amid minimum RH of 15-35%. Isolated thunderstorms are likely to develop across much of southern Montana into the northern Plains with isolated mixed wet and dry thunderstorms possible tonight for northeast Oregon, eastern Washington, and central Idaho.
There are no Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches issued currently. The Storm Prediction Center has issued an area of isolated dry thunderstorms for the Texas South Plains into Southwest Oklahoma.
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Link to the National Incident Management Situation Report.
Link to the National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential.