Wed, April 16, 2014 at 09:04:13 AM
National Preparedness Level: 1 (On a scale from 1 to 5)
Northern California Preparedness Level: 1 (On a scale from 1 to 5)
Southern California Preparedness Level: 1 (On a scale from 1 to 5)
Current National Situation: Initial attack activity was light last week with 560 new fires. 17 new large fires reported and 17 large fires contained.
Smaller, local fires are listed as they occur in Happening Now.
Fire locations are based on data provided by the National Interagency Fire Center and are subject to change.
Large Incident: A wildfire of 100 acres or more occuring in timber, or a wildfire of 300 acres or more occuring in grass/sage.
Sierra Weather Outlook:
High pressure will continue over the Intermountain West for unseasonably warm and dry conditions in the Southwest through early next week. This will be replaced by a series of weak low pressure systems with moist and cool weather in the Pacific Northwest by Tuesday, but breezy winds over the Southwest. Breezy conditions can also be expected for much of the eastern U.S. with progressive cold fronts every few days. In particular, a low pressure system over the High Plains is expected to intensify beginning Tuesday to bring a chance of thunderstorms as it moves through the Upper Midwest toward the Mid-Atlantic Coast. This unsettled weather pattern7 will linger through the remainder of next week.
Many thanks to the Fire Information Services for the updates!