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Wildfire Aware Situation Report: TUESDAY | SEPTEMBER 5, 2023

Wildfire Aware Situation Report for TUESDAY | SEPTEMBER 5, 2023, for the United States.

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There are 4 new large fires in Oklahoma, Oregon, New Jersey, and Florida.

  • Walters (OK): Oklahoma DOF. Five miles northeast of Walters, OK. Grass and brush. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs and flanking. Structures threatened.

  • Bensel (OR): Umatilla County Fire District 1. Two miles north of Hermiston, OR. Grass, brush and timber. Active fire behavior with flanking and spotting. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect.

  • Air Park (NJ): New Jersey Forest Fire Service. Four miles southeast of Whiting, NJ. Timber and hardwood litter. Moderate fire behavior with torching. Structures threatened.

  • Mile Maker 47 (FL)

2 large fires were contained in Florida and Washington.

  • Mile Maker 47 (FL)

  • Yellepit (WA)

There are a total of 57 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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Hot, dry, and breezy conditions will continue across much of the southern and central Plains into the Midwest, New Mexico, southern Colorado, and the rest of Texas ahead of a cold front. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will develop across east Texas through the Lower Mississippi Valley, ArkLaTex, and into the Mid-Mississippi Valley and Ozarks. Scattered to widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected across the northeast Great Basin and central and northern Rockies onto the central and northern Plains. Lingering showers are also likely across the Pacific Northwest, especially along and west of the Cascades. Gusty winds are likely through the Columbia Gorge and in portions of the northern Great Basin, but relative humidity will be 30-50%. Below-normal temperatures will continue across much of the West, with above-normal temperatures extending from the Midwest and Great Lakes through the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

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 Southern Plains today.

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