Mon, April 27, 2015 at 06:39:52 AM
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 activity was light this week with 549 new fires. 6 new large fires reported and 7 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.
The pattern across the U.S. will remain progressive as a series of troughs and ridges drift across the country through the week. A broad trough over the West with a couple of embedded closed lows will bring cool and showery conditions to the region through the weekend. A few thunderstorms are possible, especially over the mountains. A building ridge with warm and dry weather will slide into the region by Tuesday. Another trough will position itself to bring scattered showers and thunderstorms into the West again by the end of the week. Over the Plains and the East, warm weather will give way to another round of thunderstorms as a cold front slides across the country during the week. By the end of the week, high pressure over the Plains will end precipitation and rapidly raise temperatures. Showers and thunderstorms will continue in the East into the weekend.
Many thanks to the Fire Information Services for the updates!