Fire Situation Report - March 28, 2018

 Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 03/27/18 thru 0800 03/287/18 

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:

  • None to report

 OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No new activity.

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from recorded on 03/27/18 thru 03/28/18 

  • No New Fire Activity Reported

Statewide Discussion: 

The upper-level wave and moist low layers of the atmosphere that have brought widespread rain to most of Oklahoma will remain over the region today bringing additional rain to most of the state. The west and panhandle will not benefit from the rain and will remain dry. Cloud cover will hold maximum temperatures several degrees lower than we would otherwise see today.

Rain chances remain tomorrow as a cold front moves through the region. Temperatures will drop a few degrees compared to today, and the north wind will make it feel quite chilly in northern and central parts of Oklahoma on Thursday. Friday remains our only rain free day this week, as another storm system will arrive this weekend, bringing another chance for rain.

Northwest / Oklahoma Panhandle: PCLDY, 66o, RH 21%, winds NW@5

Neither elevated nor critical fire weather conditions are expected through Thursday. Our next potential fire weather day appears to be Friday, but even then it only appears to be elevated at this time. Fuel moistures remain well below normal and will still allow active fire spread when fire weather conditions return.

Northern / Western Oklahoma: MLDY, 63o, Min RH 40%, winds S@5

A generally moist period will continue through the early part of next week across Oklahoma and north Texas. Winds will also tend to be relatively light for this time of year. No significant fire weather conditions are expected through the middle of next week.

Central / Eastern Oklahoma: MCLDY, 58o, Min RH 62%, winds lgt/var

Increased shower chances will continue across most of eastern Oklahoma, with additional showers late tonight and into tomorrow as the main system moves through the region. 

Resources: Resource Hotline (800) 800-2481

1– OFS Task Forces OHP/OFS Aerial Observation Platform

2 – OFS Suppression Groups 2 - Type 1 Helicopter 3 – Air Attack Platform 8 - Single Engine Air Tankers

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