Fire Situation Report - April 1, 2018

 

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 03/31/18 thru 0800 04/01/18 

NE Area – No Fires 

EC Area – No Fires

SE Area – No Fires 

Large / Significant Fire Activity within the Protection Area:

  • None to report

Fire Activity with OFS Response outside of the Protection Area:

  • 34 Junction Fire (Harper County) 209 acres/ 80% contained

 

 

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No new activity

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 03/31/18 thru 04/01/18 

  • No new fire activity reported

Statewide Discussion: 

Much colder conditions will be seen over the region today through tonight with warmer temperatures likely across far western Oklahoma and western north Texas on Monday. These warmer temperatures will coincide with gusty south winds and low RH values, which will elevate the fire danger over these areas. Another strong cold front will move over the region on Tuesday with very dry air and strong northerly winds behind it which will elevate the fire danger across the western parts of Oklahoma down into northern Texas. Warmer weather will be seen Thursday and Friday ahead of higher chances of rain and another front for the weekend.

Northwest / Oklahoma Panhandle: MCldy, 44o, Min RH 40%, winds E@7

RH values will be above 30 percent today and then drop to as low as 7 percent on Monday. 20 ft winds will be northerly today and fairly light and then turn southerly by Monday and become breezy with winds 20-30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are expected for Monday, mainly across the western and central Panhandles.

Northern / Western Oklahoma: MCldy, 35o, Min RH 41%, winds NE@10

Colder today with higher RH. Light winds from the North. Temperatures stay low overnight and will reach back up to 70 by tomorrow afternoon with much stronger southerly winds.

Central / Eastern Oklahoma: Cloudy, 55o, Min RH 76%, winds NE@7

Temperatures will remain much below normal the next couple days, with areas of light rain or freezing rain expected. 

Resources: Resource Hotline (800) 800-2481

1– OFS Task Forces OHP/OFS Aerial Observation Platform

2 – OFS Suppression Groups 2 - Type 1 Helicopter 2 – Air Attack Platform 6 - Single Engine Air Tankers

Burn Ban Status:

 RED = Governor’s Burn Ban

YELLOW = County Burn Ban

For the most current information on Burn Bans click on the following link: http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info