(On a scale from 1 to 5)

National Preparedness Level: 1

Northern California PL: 2

Southern California PL: 2

This overview report will post every Friday unless significant activity occurs. Active incidents will be updated in real time.

Current National Situation:

November 20, 2020 – Initial attack was light with 517 new fires reported this week. 17 new large fires reported and 24 large fires contained.

This weekYear to date10-yr average
Fires: 517
Acres: 45,196
Fires: 50,483
Acres: 8,843,065
Fires: 54,599
Acres: 6,506,438
(2010 – 2019 as of today)
$
$
$

Your contribution is appreciated.

Regional fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
North ComplexCAPNF318,93596%November 30, 20201092,352

California fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Mountain ViewCA/NVBLM20,38570%November 30, 202012881
North ComplexCAPNF318,93596%November 30, 20201092,352
SQF ComplexCASQF174,17883%November 1, 2020167228
Slater/Devil, Happy CampCAKNF157,27087%November 15, 2020157440
El Dorado, San BernardinoCABDU22,74495%December 31, 202012220
Creek, Shaver LakeCASNF379,80270%November 15, 2020428856
Red Salmon ComplexCASRF143,30072%November 15, 20207770

Out of state fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Mountain ViewCA/NVBLM20,38570%November 30, 202012881

Large Incident: A wildfire of 100 acres or more occurring in timber, or a wildfire of 300 acres or more occurring in grass/sage.
Wildland Fire: Any nonstructure fire, other than prescribed fire, that occurs in the wildland.
Wildland Fire – IMT1: Wildland fire; Type 1 Incident Management Team Assigned.
Wildland Fire – IMT2: Wildland fire; Type 2 Incident Management Team Assigned.
Wildland Fire – Other: Wildland fire; Other Incident Management Team Assigned besides a Type 1 or Type 2 team (e.g. Type 3).
Wildland Fire Use (WFU) Fire – A naturally ignited wildland fire that is managed to accomplish specific prestated resource management objectives in predefined geographic areas outlined in Fire Management Plans.

Map information provided courtesy of the UDSA Remote Sensing Application Center using data provided by the National Interagency Fire Center. The data is subject to change.

Weather Outlook

A progressive upper-level pattern will continue over North America for the next week. Persistent ridging over the eastern North Pacific and a resilient Bermuda High will limit troughs digging south over southern California and the far southeast US. Given the forecast trajectory of upper-level troughs, much of California, the Great Basin, the Southwest, the High Plains, and Southeast will remain dry into with above normal temperatures into late next week, although dry cold fronts will decrease temperatures periodically.

Gusty, dry offshore winds are likely across portions of the southern California mountains this weekend and possibly into early Monday.

Dry and windy conditions are likely to develop across the High Plains early to mid next week as upper-level troughs move out of the Intermountain West. Some dry and windy conditions are also possible in portions of the Southwest and Great Basin early next week. Wetter, cooler conditions are likely to continue in much of the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies for the next week. Rain is likely to spread from portions of the southern and central Plains into the Lower/Mid Mississippi Valleys and much of the eastern US Tuesday – Friday.