Fire Situation Report - March 30, 2018


Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Reporting Period 0800 03/29/18 thru 0800 03/30/18 

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 03/29/18 thru 03/30/18 

  • No New Fire Activity Reported

Statewide Discussion: 

Primary periods of at least elevated fire danger will be over far western and northwest Oklahoma this afternoon with gusty southerly winds, and over western Oklahoma and western north Texas on Tuesday with strong northerly winds. First of several frontal passages expected to move over the region Saturday afternoon and night which will yield some gusty north winds but also cooler temperatures and cloud cover. Generally cloudy and cooler conditions are expected Sunday and Monday, although warmer temps will be expected across western Oklahoma and western north Texas on Monday. Warmth will be short lived as front returns Tuesday with strong northerly winds and colder, dry air behind it. In a nutshell, frequent wind shifts will be the rule through next week but significant fire weather concerns are not expected.

Northwest / Oklahoma Panhandle: PCLDY, 67o, RH 29%, winds S@8 G20

Neither elevated nor critical fire weather conditions are expected today as minimum relative humidity values are forecast

to remain generally above 20 percent today and Saturday and winds stay below 12mph.

Northern / Western Oklahoma: PLDY, 67o, Min RH 30%, winds S@11 G22

Primary periods of at least elevated fire danger will be over far western and northwest Oklahoma this afternoon with gusty southerly winds. Fine fuels will get down to 8% and BI should be moderate today around 40.

Central / Eastern Oklahoma: MCLEAR, 65o, Min RH 33%, winds LGT/VAR

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 Saturday, 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