Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Wednesday | July 19, 2023
Welcome to the Wildfire Aware Situation Report for Wednesday, July 19, 2023, for the United States. Initial Attack activity continues to be LIGHT, with 126 NEW FIRES reported. There is 1 NEW LARGE FIRE in New Mexico
1 large fire was contained. There are a total of 15 UNCONTAINED LARGE FIRES currently.
Bull Pen (AZ)
Cutoff Ridge (TX)*
Three Lakes (AZ)*
Spring Creek (CO)
Chris Mountain (CO)
Cutoff Ridge (TX)
Birch Creek (OR)
*Nationally, 9 fires are being managed under a strategy other than full suppression.
We remain at National Preparedness Level 2.
Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Weather Discussion
Provided by the National Interagency Fire Center
Very hot temperatures will continue across southern California and the Southwest with temperatures up to 120*F, and above normal temperatures across the northern Intermountain West, Texas, and Southeast as well. Isolated to scattered mixed wet and dry thunderstorms will develop across the central Great Basin, West Slope, southeast Arizona, and much of New Mexico. Breezy south winds in Texas will continue to create areas of locally elevated fire weather conditions. Breezy and dry west winds are forecast to develop along the east slopes of the Sierra as well. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms, some severe, will develop along and ahead of a cold front from the Front Range into the Upper Midwest and northern Great Lakes, while more showers and thunderstorms are expected for the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys and Mid-Atlantic. Warm temperatures are forecast for much of Interior Alaska, with numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms developing over the eastern Interior and south-central Alaska.
There are no Red Flag Warnings and Watches in effect. The Storm Prediction Center has issued no warning issues for today.
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Link to the National Incident Management Situation Report.
Link to the National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential.