Fire Situation Report - March 31, 2018

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 03/30/18 thru 0800 03/31/18 

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 www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 03/30/18 thru 03/31/18 

  • No New Fire Activity Reported

Statewide Discussion: 

Conditions will be windy today with warm temperatures. An approaching cold front will bring very cold air and temperatures tomorrow are expected to fall through the day. Along with potential of widespread freezing and near freezing temperatures there is a threat of light freezing rain late Sunday through Monday morning over northern Oklahoma. Warmer temps will be expected to return across western Oklahoma and western north Texas on Monday.

Northwest / Oklahoma Panhandle: PCldy, 71o, RH 22%, winds NW13 G25 then NE16G30

Neither elevated nor critical fire weather conditions are expected through Sunday. Winds will be breezy today and shifting to the northeast. RH values today will drop into the upper teens to upper 20s.

Northern / Western Oklahoma: PCldy, 67o, Min RH 29%, winds SW@13 G24 then NE@13

Gusty southerly winds today over far western and northwest Oklahoma with winds shifting to the northeast through the day. By 1600 1HR fuels will get down below 6% and Burning Index (BI) will be High today and exceed 50. Rates of spreads up to 1 MPH are possible. Cold temperatures behind the front can be expected tonight through early Monday. 

Central / Eastern Oklahoma: MCldy, 65o, Min RH 33%, winds S@8

Recent rains and several rounds of upcoming precipitation will keep the fire danger relatively low the next several days. Some places may see a slight uptick in fire potential today, especially where recent rains have been lightest.

 

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