Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Wednesday | August 2, 2023
Welcome to the Wildfire Aware Situation Report for Wednesday, August 2, 2023, for the United States. Initial Attack activity continues to be LIGHT, with 130 NEW FIRES reported. There are 9 NEW LARGE FIRES in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Wyoming.
Tin Soldier Complex (MT)
Black Butte (MT
Granite Gap (NM)
Beef Corral (AZ)
2 large fires were contained. There are a total of 28 UNCONTAINED LARGE FIRES currently.
Cottonwood Ridge (AZ)
Midnight Tank (AZ)
Beef Corral (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, 40 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
Hot temperatures will continue across much of Texas, Oklahoma, and Lower Mississippi Valley with widespread temperatures above 100oF. Southerly sustained winds 12-22 mph will develop across much of Texas and Oklahoma as well, and minimum RH below 30% will remain widespread. Very dry conditions will continue across much of the northern Intermountain West with widespread minimum relative humidity below 20%. Dry and breezy westerly winds are forecast along the east slopes of the Cascades and Sierra and into southeast California and western Arizona. Abundant monsoon moisture will lead to scattered wet thunderstorms in the central and eastern Great Basin into the central Rockies. However, isolated mixed wet and dry thunderstorms are possible on the fringes of this moisture across portions of western Nevada into southeast Oregon and central Idaho, then in New Mexico and far eastern Arizona. Scattered to widespread thunderstorms will develop across the central Plains into the Ohio Valley and the central Appalachians, with isolated thunderstorms developing in the Southeast and Florida, while scattered showers are forecast for the northern Great Lakes and northern New England. Above normal temperatures will continue for much of Alaska with isolated mixed wet and dry thunderstorms for south-central Alaska and the far eastern Interior.
Red Flag Warnings are in effect in Texas west and along the I-35 corridor, in the Kittitas Valley in Washington, for Southwest Oklahoma and Western North Texas, in Hearthland, Northwest Hill Country and most of Big Country in Texas, and Eastern Oregon into to Southwest Idaho. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Critical Fire Weather for portions of Central Texas into Southwest Oklahoma.
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Link to the National Incident Management Situation Report.
Link to the National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential.