Wildland Fire Potential Outlook
Predictive Services at the National Interagency Fire Center issued the National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for January to April yesterday, January 3, 2023. According to the report:
Above normal significant fire potential is likely in portions of south Texas, northeast Florida, and coastal Georgia in January due to continued warmer and drier than normal weather. Above normal potential will expand to include southwest Texas, southeast New Mexico, the Florida Panhandle, southeast Georgia, and the coastal Carolinas in February and March. Above normal potential will also likely increase into parts of central Texas during March. However, all areas are forecast to return to near normal significant fire potential in April due to green-up and a likely pattern change during spring. Portions of the central Plains, especially the High Plains, may have periods of above normal potential during dry and windy weather events, especially if precipitation deficits worsen. The rest of the US will have near normal significant fire potential through April, with many areas out of fire season until spring arrives.
You can review the full report below or by visiting NIFC website.