Fri, April 29, 2016 at 10:14:28 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: This report will be posted every Friday unless significant activity occurs.
Initial attack activity was light this week with 912 new fires. 30 new large fires reported and 19 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.
A series of upper level lows will cross the U.S. during the next week, bringing precipitation to much of the country. Higher elevations of the West will see snow. The East will see widespread rain and thunderstorms over the weekend and much cooler temperatures over most of region. In the West, rain and snow will move through the Northwest and northern Rockies over the weekend and again early in the week. A third western system will bring showers and thunderstorms, with snow at higher elevations, through the Great Basin and the Southwest. Temperatures will drop 15 to 20 degrees in the West over the weekend and will be slow to recover during the week. Strong southerly flow ahead of the western systems will spike temperatures 15 to 20 degrees in the central states before dropping early in the week across the Plains and the Midwest. The Gulf States will remain very warm.
Many thanks to the Fire Information Services for the updates!