Thu, May 28, 2015 at 12:56:49 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 330 new fires. 5 new large fires reported and 2 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.
Unsettled and moist weather will continue for much of the western U.S. for the upcoming week with widespread precipitation focused over portions of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. The exceptions will be in eastern Interior Alaska where conditions will remain warm and dry. Some areas of the southwest U.S. will also see dry and breezy conditions on the southern end of an upper level low pressure system. A wet storm track will persist in the central and southern Plains and parts of the southeast U.S., while the northeast quarter of the Nation will be relatively drier. This will be particularly true from the Great Lakes through New England this weekend with periods of breezy weather associated with a frontal passage.
Many thanks to the Fire Information Services for the updates!