Fire Situation Report – November 11, 2019


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS 11/04/2019 thru 11/11/2019 

NE Area – 

EC Area – Data not available at time of report

SE Area – 

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 www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 11/04/2019 thru 11/11/2019 

  • 1 Fires Burned 0.1 Acres (Cause: 1-Misc., 1-Equipment, 1-Debris) Eldorado FD Reporting
  • Numerous initial attack fires noted though informal reporting and media outlets

Statewide Discussion: 

Very windy conditions are expected today as a strong cold front sweeps across Oklahoma with drizzle north, scattered showers central with higher chances east and temperatures falling through the day into the teens and 20’s overnight. Dry conditions are expected through the week following today. A dry cold front is on track for Thursday although the temperature change is not forecast to be significant. The next opportunity for moisture in the current forecast comes late in the weekend.

Today, strong/gusty winds and falling temperatures coupled drizzle and scattered showers are expected. Improved atmospheric moisture and cloud cover are expected to mitigate fire danger concerns in large part today although those areas that remain dry may still see some wildfire activity given the drying conditions through the last weekend, Initial attack efforts are expected to remain successful although erratic fire behavior should be expected.

Dry conditions through the remainder of the week and temperatures gradually returning to near-normal will result in the potential for initial attack activity to increase. On Tuesday and Wednesday, afternoon relative humidity values will fall below 30% in the western half of the Oklahoma coupled with the return of southerly winds. On Wednesday, winds will gust near 25 mph with sustained winds 15-20 mph. Initial attack efforts are expected to be successful although fire size in dormant rangeland fuels is expected to rise with increased fuels availability.

A weaker front will bring lighter north winds on Thursday along with improved atmospheric moisture facilitating limited fire danger. No critical fire danger is expected through the week given the current forecast. 

Burn Ban Status: No Burn Bans curently in effect.

Refer to http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info for the most current burn ban information and links to specific burn ban proclamations.