Fire Situation Report - March 29, 2018

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 03/28/18 thru 0800 03/29/18 

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:

  • 1 Fire, 5 acres

 

 

OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No new activity.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 03/28/18 thru 03/29/18 

  • No New Fire Activity Reported

Statewide Discussion: 

Showers and thunderstorms continue early this morning over roughly the eastern half of our forecast area. A few lingering showers will be possible through the rest of today. After a dry and mild period Friday and early Saturday, a strong cold front is forecast to arrive late Saturday night bringing colder weather and another chance for rain. As moisture begins to return Sunday and Monday, rain chances will continue, and then another front is expected Tuesday.

Northwest / Oklahoma Panhandle: PCLDY, 59o, RH 26%, winds N@10G20

Some showers across much of the Oklahoma Panhandle mainly during the morning hours. A drier northwesterly flow will allow for warmer, drier and breezy conditions across mainly the western Panhandle. No elevated or critical fire weather conditions are expected today, however elevated to critical fire weather conditions will be possible on Friday mainly across the western half of the Panhandle. Fuels remain historically dry and rainfall deficits persist. Later toady1HR fuels will get below 6%.

Northern / Western Oklahoma: MLDY, 60o, Min RH 43%, winds N@11

With relatively high humidity and generally light to moderate wind speeds, fire weather conditions over the next seven days should be minimal.

Central / Eastern Oklahoma: MCLDY, 60o, Min RH 50%, winds N@7

Showers and thunderstorms will end from west to east today, with drier air and northerly winds increasing late today and tonight. Dry weather will prevail from tonight through the early part of Saturday. Shower and thunderstorm chances will increase late Saturday in association with a strong cold front that will move through Saturday night. The active pattern will continue into the early part of next week, with multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms during that time.
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