Sat, May 18, 2013 at 03:35:12 PM
National Preparedness Level: 1 (On a scale from 1 to 5)
Northern California Preparedness Level: 2 (On a scale from 1 to 5)
Southern California Preparedness Level: 2 (On a scale from 1 to 5)
Current National Situation: Initial attack was light with 889 new fires reported. 9 new large fires reported and 4 large fires contained.
Active incidents are updated in real time.
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.
A trough will move through the West over the weekend and into the central U.S. early next week. Scattered rain and thunderstorms will develop over the northern and central Rockies before moving through the Plains and the eastern half of the country. A second trough will approach the Northwest by midweek. Very warm conditions will move through the central and eastern U.S. while much of the interior West remains mild. The southern third of the U.S. will stay very warm through the week.
Many thanks to the Fire Information Services for the updates!