Fire Situation Report - April 9, 2018

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 04/09/18 thru 0800 04/09/18 

NE Area – No New Activity

EC Area – No New Activity

SE Area – No New Activity

Large / Significant Fire Activity within the Protection Area: No New Activity 

Fire Activity with OFS Response outside of the Protection Area: No New Activity

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No New activity

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from recorded on 04/06/18 thru 04/09/18 

  • No new fire activity reported

Statewide Discussion: Fire danger across the western portion of Oklahoma was moderated through the weekend with mixed precipitation, cloud cover and improved afternoon relative humidity values.  Heavier amounts of precipitation in both east-central and southeastern Oklahoma have held fire danger at bay and will further green up especially as temperatures warm later in the week.

Fire danger today will be moderated again with no expectation of elevated indices.  A shot of light rain across portions of the Oklahoma Panhandle extending into areas of northern Oklahoma, scattered sky cover and relative humidity values generally above 40% across much of the state will limit fire danger from reaching levels of concern in most areas.  However, there is a brief period this afternoon where fire danger will develop in far southwestern Oklahoma when fine-dead fuel moisture will tap 5% with temperatures in the upper 60°’s and relative humidity values falling just below 30%.  Sustained winds are expected to remain below 20 mph allowing for good probabilities of successful initial attack.
Attention will turn to later in the week with dry line intrusion and a cold front passage on Friday.  Expect increasing fire danger beginning Wednesday into Friday with continued concern into Saturday in the post-frontal environment.  Energy Release Component has moderated to some extent which may lessen the impacts along with some green up in areas.  We will continue to assess the threat as weather models align and fuels respond to drying conditions.

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Burn Ban Status:

 RED = Governor’s Burn Ban

YELLOW = County Burn Ban

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