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National Preparedness Level: 1

Northern California PL: 2

Southern California PL: 2

Current National Situation:

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November 8, 2019 - Initial attack was light with 194 new fires reported yesterday. 0 new large fire reported and 4 large fires contained.

This report will be posted every Friday at unless significant activity occurs. Active incidents are updated in real time.

This week

Fires: 194
Acres: 4,339

Year to date

Fires: 45,420
Acres: 4,574,688

10-yr average

Fires: 55,877
Acres: 6,581,217
(2009 – 2018 as of today)

Regional Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Dorsey, Grass ValleyCANEU38100%October 27 2019100+0

California Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Ranch, Tehama CountyCATGU2,534100%November 14, 2019690

Out of State Fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Long Valley, NVNVTMFD2,468100%August 26, 2019551

Weather Outlook

A very consistent pattern will remain in place over the country over the next week as a very broad, cool trough of low pressure becomes further established over the eastern two thirds of the country.

Temperatures east of the Rockies will generally be below average with the coldest temperatures being near the center of the trough over the Great Lakes.

Periodic weak systems will impact manly the Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes regions with occasional light snow during the period. West of the Continental Divide, the multi-month dry pattern will continue as most areas will continue to receive no precipitation.

Temperatures West-wide will be about 5 to 10 degrees above average as high pressure remains entrenched along the West Coast.

The expected pattern does not appear to be conducive for large scale Foehn Wind events.

Given the time of year, some of the narrow valleys, and possibly the larger Columbia Basin, could fall into a period of extended temperature inversions that could produce fog episodes.

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.