Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Tuesday | August 1, 2023
Welcome to the Wildfire Aware Situation Report for Tuesday, August 1, 2023, for the United States. Initial Attack activity continues to be LIGHT, with 148 NEW FIRES reported. There is 1 NEW LARGE FIRE in Arizona.
Beef Corral (AZ)
2large fires were contained. There are a total of 28 UNCONTAINED LARGE FIRES currently.
Cottonwood Ridge (AZ)
Midnight Tank (AZ)
Gold Hill (AZ)*
Apple Tree (NM)*
Bowles Creek (MT)*
Big Knife (MT)*
Little Bear (ID)*
Elk Horn (ID)*
Pine Ridge (WY)
Teklanika River (AK)*
McCoy Creek (AK)*
Pogo Mine Road (AK)*
Eagle Bluff (WA)
Middle Ridge (MT)
Communication Butte (MT)
Anderson Complex (AK)*
*Nationally, 35 fires are being managed under a strategy other than full suppression.
We remain at National Preparedness Level 3.
Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Weather Discussion
Provided by the National Interagency Fire Center
Locally breezy and very dry conditions amid above-normal temperatures will continue across much of the northern Intermountain West, with minimum relative humidity of 5-18% and poor overnight recovery. Hot temperatures will continue in Texas, Oklahoma, and the Lower Mississippi Valley, and southerly sustained winds 12-20 mph across Texas will create areas of elevated fire weather conditions as well. Monsoon moisture will continue to move north into the central and eastern Great Basin and central Rockies, with scattered to widespread mainly wet thunderstorms. Drier westerly flow is forecast across southern California into the Southwest, with isolated to scattered mixed wet and dry thunderstorms. Scattered thunderstorms will develop from the northern and central Plains into the Mid-Mississippi Valley, and along the Southeast coast into Florida. Well above normal temperatures are forecast for Interior and south-central Alaska, with thunderstorms for the far eastern Interior and Copper River Basin.
Red Flag Warnings are in effect in Idaho for the Southern Highlands, Western North Texas into Southwest Oklahoma, and in Texas west and along the I-35 corridor. The Storm Prediction Center has issued Elevated Fire Weather areas for portions of northeast California, northwest Nevada, and far southeast Oregon, as well as portions of Central Texas into southwest Oklahoma.
If you would like to become Wildfire Aware, download the Wildfire Aware app in your App Store today and receive notifications about new fires near the areas you care about.
Link to the National Incident Management Situation Report.
Link to the National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential.