Fire Situation Report – March 27, 2018


 Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 thru 0800, 03/26/18 thru 0800 03/27/18 

NE Area – No Fires 

EC Area – 1 Fire 16 acres (incendiary) 

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:

  • Rowland Creek (Creek County) 410 Acres / 99% Contained
  • 43 Fire (Coal County) 1138 Acres / 100% Contained

  OFS Prescribed Fire Activity: No new activity. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 03/26/18 thru 03/27/18 

  • No New Fire Activity Reported

Statewide Discussion: 

A very moist period is expected throughout central and western Oklahoma. In addition, the southeast half or so of Oklahoma will have significant rainfall today through Wednesday. After a few days of mild weather late this week, a cold air mass is expected to arrive this weekend, maintaining the low risk of wildfires.

Northwest / Oklahoma Panhandle: MCLDY, showers, 45o, RH 58%, winds NE18G29

Neither elevated nor critical fire weather conditions are expected through Thursday as minimum relative humidity values are forecast to remain above 20 percent both Tuesday and Wednesday. This rain will not alleviate the drought conditions in the NW area.

Northern / Western Oklahoma: CLDY, 63o, Min RH 63%, winds NE@11

Widespread rainfall is expected Tuesday across the area with cool weather in its wake. Low to moderate rain chances will even continue into Wednesday and Thursday. Cool, below average temperatures are expected into early next week. The moist and cool weather pattern will result in low fire weather conditions through the end of the period.

Central / Eastern Oklahoma: CLDY, 69o, Min RH 62%, winds S@6 then NW@5

Showers and thunderstorms are expected Tuesday, along and ahead of a slowly moving cold front. Most locations will receive 2 to 4 inches of rain, with isolate higher amounts and flooding likely in some areas. The extended forecast looks cool, with low chances for rain on Thursday and then again this weekend, as additional cold fronts move through the area.

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

Burn Ban Status:

For the most current information on Burn Bans click on the following link: http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info