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Monday's Critical Fire Weather

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:52:25 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area for Monday that includes portions of northwestern California and extreme southwestern Oregon. There is a possibility of of dry-thunderstorms as well. Details...

Tuesday's Critical Fire Conditions

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:47:03 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for dry thunderstorms across northern California, much of Oregon, central and eastern Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana. Widespread thunderstorms are expected across the northwest with the potential for lightning strikes away from the heaviest rain cores. Details...

Monday's Critical Fire Conditions

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:31:55 EDT
The critical dry thunderstorm risk continues from northern California, extreme northwestern Nevada into much of Oregon, with scattered and potentially numerous dry thunderstorms again expected in an area prone to ignitions given the presence of dry fuels. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 10 Aug 2014 08:01:07 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for dry thunderstorms across northern California, southern Oregon, and far northwestern Nevada. Multiple rounds of thunderstorms are possible with the greatest coverage expected near and just after peak heating when instability is maximized. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 02 Aug 2014 07:49:08 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for northeastern Oregon and west-central Idaho. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Friday

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:57:50 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for northeastern Oregon, the eastern slopes of the Washington Cascades and the northeastern Washington mountains. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Friday

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:57:39 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for central and southern Wyoming. Elevated to locally critical conditions are expected over portions of eastern Idaho, central Utah, central/southern Nevada and east-central California. Details...

Thursday's Critical Fire Conditions

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:37:08 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for south-central and south-east Idaho and for southwest and central Wyoming. Elevated to locally critical conditions are expected over much of the northern Rockies and northern Plains along with portions of Utah and Nevada. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions in the Northwest

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:25:54 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for north-central Oregon and south-central Washington. A climatologically dry airmass with RH values expected to drop below 15 percent during the afternoon and persistent westerly winds are expected. Elevated to locally critical fire weather conditions are expected over the remainder of eastern Washington and Oregon. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area for Thursday

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:14:53 EDT
A Critical Fire Weather Area is forecast for north-central Oregon and south-central Washington today. Details...

Monday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:41:32 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for central/southern Idaho. A significant dry thunderstorm event is forecast to unfold in this area from Idaho down through Utah and Nevada. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Thursday

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:46:10 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas for eastern Utah, far western Colorado, and extreme southwestern Wyoming today. Elevated fire concerns also exist in Nevada. Details...

Friday's Critical Fire Conditions

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:26:55 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for far southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. Elevated fire weather concerns cover much of Arizona, much of New Mexico, far southern Utah and far southwestern Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Thursday

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:41:07 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas for southeastern Nevada, southern Utah, northern Arizona, and far southwestern Colorado today. There are also elevated fire weather concerns surrounding much of those areas. Details...

Tuesday's Critical Fire Conditions

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:14:30 EDT
An extremely critical fire weather area is in effect for north-central Arizona and southeast Utah today. Critical areas also surround those areas over to New Mexico and southwestern Colorado. Details...

Friday's Critical Fire Conditions

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:01:30 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of Nevada, northern Arizona, central/southern Utah, far western Colorado, far northwestern New Mexico. Surrounding the critical fire-weather threat, a combination of marginal fuels, weaker surface winds, and/or questions about duration of critical conditions are the basis of an elevated threat. Dry thunderstorms are forecast for western New Mexico and extreme eastern Arizona. Details...

Fire Weather for Thursday

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:56:39 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area for northwestern Arizona, most of Nevada, south-central Idaho, west-central Utah, and extreme northeastern California today. Elevated fire weather areas surround the critical area. And, there is a chance of dry-thunderstorms in Utah. Details...

Friday's Critical Fire Conditions

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:52:18 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect west central and central New Mexico where RH Values are expected to drop into the single digits and wind speeds of 20-25 MPH will combine with the very dry and warm conditions. Elevated conditions will extend throughout much of the southwest where wind speeds from 10-15 MPH will be coupled with single digit RH values. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Thursday

Thu, 05 Jun 2014 07:57:57 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area for west-central New Mexico today, with elevated fire weather concerns surrounding the critical area. Details...

Wednesday's Critical Fire Conditions

Wed, 21 May 2014 10:01:57 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for much of Arizona and New Mexico, far southwestern Colorado, and southeastern Utah. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 17 May 2014 10:58:58 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for northern Arizona and extreme west central New Mexico. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area for Wednesday

Wed, 14 May 2014 07:25:29 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area for the southern coastal California foothills and mountains today. Details...

Extreme Fire Conditions in Texas and Oklahoma

Sun, 11 May 2014 12:00:03 EDT
An extremely critical fire weather area is in effect for the western half of the Texas Panhandle and a portion of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Surrounding this is a critical fire weather area covering southeastern Arizona, the southeastern half of New Mexico, the Texas southern Plains and Panhandle,southwestern Kansas and southeastern Colorado. In addition a critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of southern California. Extreme conditions surround all of these areas and portions of Arizona and Nevada in between. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 10 May 2014 11:07:13 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for southeastern Arizona, southern and eastern New Mexico, northwestern Texas, and western portions of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Conditions for Wednesday

Wed, 07 May 2014 07:17:02 EDT
Persistent dry and windy conditions will heighten the threat for wildfires across a large portion of the central/southern High Plains, and there are extremely critical fire weather areas from New Mexico to the Texas/Oklahoma panhandles and into western Kansas. Critical and elevated areas surround those areas as well, and touch a portion of Colorado. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 04 May 2014 12:21:32 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for southern Nevada, extreme southwestern Utah, and northern Arizona. A second critical fire weather area is in effect for south-central Kansas, western Oklahoma, and the far eastern Texas Panhandle into parts of north Texas. Elevated conditions surround both of these areas and include portions of New Mexico and Colorado. Details...

Critical Fire Area for Thursday

Thu, 01 May 2014 08:51:22 EDT
A Critical Fire Weather area is in effect for the coastal ranges/foothills of Ventura/Los Angeles Counties of California. Elevated areas exist around the critical area, including the lower Colorado River Valley. Details...

Wednesday's Critical Fire Conditions

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08:04:07 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for the lower Colorado River Valley, with elevated fire weather conditions surrounding that area. Another critical area envelopes the coastal ranges and foothills of Ventura and Los Angeles counties of California. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:59:31 EDT
An extremely critical fire weather area is in effect for east-central/northeastern New Mexico, western Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma Panhandle, far southeastern Colorado and far southwestern Kansas. Surrounding this area critical fire weather conditions are in effect for portions of the central and southern High Plains. Details...

Friday's Critical Fire Conditions

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:03:35 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of central/eastern New Mexico, the western Texas Panhandle, the Texas southern Plains. A second critical fire weather area includes northern Arizona and portions of the lower Colorado River Valley. Details...

Fire Weather Conditions for Thursday

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:31:30 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas for New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, southern New York, and western Connecticut today. Elsewhere, there are other critical and elevated fire weather areas from southwest South Dakota down to Nebraska. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:45:10 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of eastern Arizona, central and southern New Mexico, the Texas/Oklahoma Panhandles and far western Oklahoma. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area for Thursday

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:37:55 EDT
There are critical fire weather conditions for portions of Arizona, New Mexico, and into western Texas today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area for Southern - Central Plains

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:38:19 EDT
A large area of the Midwest is expected to have critical fire weather conditions from the late morning into the evening today. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:38:55 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for northeastern New Mexico, the northwestern Texas Panhandle, the western Oklahoma Panhandle, far eastern Colorado, western Kansas and southwestern Nebraska. Details...

Friday's Critical Fire Conditions

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:15:59 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Surrounding the critical area, weaker winds over the Permian Basin and southeastern New Mexico will probably only yield an elevated fire weather threat. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:43:29 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for eastern New Mexico, northern and western Texas, and southwest Oklahoma due to breezy and dry conditions. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Thursday

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:52:37 EDT
There will be critical (or elevated) fire weather conditions for most of Oklahoma and the southeast portions of the Texas panhandle today. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:50:34 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for areas near eastern Arizona, most of New Mexico, far West Texas, Texas Southern Plains, the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles, with elevated concerns in southeastern Colorado. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 15 Mar 2014 12:11:04 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for southern New Mexico, far West Texas, and the lower Colorado River Valley. A large area of elevated fire weather conditions surround these areas and can also be found in the coastal mountains and foothills of southern California. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:55:34 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and southwestern Kansas today. An elevated risk area in California also exists. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Friday

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:08:33 EST
A critical fire weather area is in effect for east-central New Mexico and west-central Texas. Surrounding this area, low relative-humidity values and warm afternoon temperatures will favor an elevated fire weather threat. Details...

Friday's Critical Fire Conditions

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:31:06 EST
A critical fire weather area is in effect for central Oklahoma southwestward into the Texas Edwards Plateau and portions of the Texas South Plains and far east-central New Mexico. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:30:24 EST
Critical fire weather conditions will continue into Friday for portions of New Mexico and Texas due to dry conditions and high winds. There is a slight elevated risk in southern California as well. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Thursday

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:07:12 EST
There are critical fire weather areas for southern and eastern New Mexico, much of western Texas, and the extreme southwestern Texas panhandle. This is due to developing dry and windy conditions. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for California Thursday

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 07:55:07 EST
There are Critical Fire Weather areas for the coastal areas and adjacent foothills of far northern California and extreme southern Oregon. Other critical fire weather watch areas in California include the Los Angeles area and other counties in southern California. Details...

Tuesday's Critical Fire Conditions

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:03:33 EST
A critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of northwestern Kansas, northeastern Colorado, and southwestern Nebraska. An elevated fire weather threat will extend well south of the critical area into portions of the southern High Plains, where RH values are expected to fall to around 10-20 percent during the afternoon. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for California

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:13:07 EST
Single-digit RH values will combine with east-northeasterly/easterly surface winds around 10-20 MPH and higher gusts southwest of the central/northern Great Basin surface high pressure. The strongest of these winds will occur through favored passes/canyons. A Critical Area is being maintained for the coastal mountains/foothills/valleys of southern California owing to the anticipated very low RH coupled with dry/very dry fuels along with above-normal temperatures. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Thursday

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:38:19 EST
A critical fire weather area is in effect for the coastal mountains, valleys, and foothills of southern California due to low humidity and dry fuels. Other areas of central and southern California have an elevated risk of wildfires. There is an elevated risk in the southern and central plains as well. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Southern California

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 08:45:50 EST
There is a critical Fire Weather area for Southern California today. ...high fire potential for those areas. Details...

Elevated Fire Weather Areas Today

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 08:57:27 EDT
There are elevated fire weather concerns for the Southeast U.S. and Texas panhandle today. Details...

Wildfires Continue

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:31:06 EDT
Crews continue to work toward increasing containment of wildfires out West due to dry conditions and wind. Smoke from the fires is impacting nearby communities with decreased visibility and air quality issues. Details...

California Rim Wildfire

Sat, 24 Aug 2013 08:33:53 EDT
Approximately 4,500 structures are threatened by the Rim Fire in Tuolumne County, California as the fire continues its eastward spread into the northwest corner of Yosemite National Park. The fire has burned 125,620 Acres (a 98% increase from yesterday) and is 5% contained. It was just a few hundred acres short of becoming the 15th-largest wildfire in California recorded history, dating back to 1932. Details...

Wildfire Threat

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:52:32 EDT
Fire weather threats continue through much of the West into the weekend due to dry conditions, gusty winds, and lightning from dry thunderstorms. Details...

Wildfires Continue in Western U.S.

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 08:57:34 EDT
Wildfires continue to plague the western U.S., and there has been no significant growth of the major fires, but several new lightning-caused fires began. The National Preparedness Level was raised to 5, the highest level, on Tuesday by the National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC). Details...

Wildfires

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 08:49:34 EDT
Wildfires continue to plague the western U.S., but firefighters have been successful at containing many of them. However, the Schoolhouse and West Fork 2 fires in Montana combined into one Lolo Creek Complex fire. Details...

Fire Weather for Monday

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 07:24:51 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area for far southwestern Montana, central Idaho, and northeastern Oregon today. Details...

Fire Concerns for Thursday

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 08:34:07 EDT
Fire weather concerns continue across the Pacific Northwest, as 35,000 acres continues to burn in southern Oregon as part of 4 large complexes that consist of 60+ wildfires. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Tuesday

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 07:34:16 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area for north-central and northeastern Oregon today, as well as west-central Idaho, far southeastern Washington, and central Nevada. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Tuesday

Tue, 02 Jul 2013 08:21:30 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for central Arizona and for northwestern Nevada, extreme northeastern California, and south-central Oregon. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Monday

Mon, 01 Jul 2013 08:12:28 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for central Arizona and far west-central New Mexico due to a high probability of scattered dry thunderstorms. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Sunday

Sun, 30 Jun 2013 07:28:20 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for western New Mexico far east central Arizona. The very dry sub-cloud layer will favor dry thunderstorms. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Saturday

Sat, 29 Jun 2013 07:58:50 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for southeastern Utah, southwestern Colorado, and northwestern New Mexico. While thunderstorms are expected across much of the region, the highest likelihood for scattered dry thunderstorms is over southeastern Utah, southwestern Colorado, and northwestern New Mexico where the driest surface conditions, warmest temperatures, and modest instability are juxtaposed. There is some uncertainty on whether storms will remain dry, particularly given the slow storm motions, but confidence remains high enough to keep a critical delineation across this area. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Thursday

Thu, 27 Jun 2013 07:12:40 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for south-central Colorado and north-central New Mexico. A dry-thunderstorm threat exists for the same area. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Saturday

Sat, 22 Jun 2013 07:16:03 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for eastern Arizona, much of New Mexico, southeastern Utah, southern Colorado, far southwestern Kansas, and the far western Oklahoma and northwestern Texas Panhandles. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Friday

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 07:34:32 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for the southern Utah, southern Colorado, portions of central/northern/western New Mexico, northern/east-central Arizona, extreme western parts of the Oklahoma panhandle, and extreme northwestern parts of the Texas panhandle. Details...

Fire Weather for Tuesday

Tue, 18 Jun 2013 07:10:22 EDT
One aspect of the powerful Pacific system that is coming is the enhanced risk for wildfires. A strong frontal zone crossing the inter-mountain West will be accompanied by a rather tight pressure gradient leading to gusty winds, particularly in the mountain passes. This combination of hot/dry air with windy conditions will increase the chances for wildfire development across the Southwest. In anticipation of this event, a large number of forecast offices have issued red flag warnings which cover this threat through Thursday. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Friday

Fri, 14 Jun 2013 07:45:10 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of west central and southwestern Kansas and a small part of southeastern Colorado. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Thursday

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 06:45:36 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area extending from far southeastern California, southern/central Nevada, southern Utah, northern Arizona, to far western Colorado today. Northeastern New Mexico and the far western Oklahoma panhandle are also at risk. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Saturday

Sat, 08 Jun 2013 07:29:31 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. Two large fires are burning in New Mexico, the Thompson Ridge (18,300 acres) and Tres Lagunas (10,040 acres) fires both have been reported at 40 percent contained. One large fire continues to burn in California, the Powerhouse fire at 30,274 acres reported at 89 percent contained. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area in New Mexico Thursday

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 06:50:50 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area for west-central New Mexico today, where a dry-thunderstorm is possible. Details...

Fire Weather

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 08:57:54 EDT
There are heightened fire concerns in the Southwest. Fuels are very dry allowing rapid fire-spread in any new fires that develop. Two major fires are ongoing: Powerhouse Fire in southern CA and Tres Legunas Fire in NM. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Thursday

Thu, 30 May 2013 07:11:29 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for much of New Mexico, western points of Texas and the tip of the Oklahoma Panhandle, southeastern Colorado and northeastern Arizona. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Sunday

Sun, 26 May 2013 08:13:01 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for central and northeastern New Mexico, extreme southeast Colorado, extreme southwest Kansas, extreme northwest portion of the Texas Panhandle and much of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Saturday

Sat, 25 May 2013 07:13:21 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for far northern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, extreme southern Utah, and extreme southeastern Nevada. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Friday

Fri, 24 May 2013 07:15:32 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for far southern Nevada, extreme southern Utah, northern Arizona, west central and northwest New Mexico, and southwest Colorado. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Thu, 23 May 2013 07:24:26 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas for southern Nevada, parts of southwest and south-central Colorado, parts of southern Utah, northwest and central New Mexico, and much of northern Arizona today. Details...

Monday's Critical Fire Conditions

Mon, 20 May 2013 07:12:12 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for south and south-central New Mexico, into far southwest Texas. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 18 May 2013 07:12:15 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for southern and eastern New Mexico, extreme southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, the western Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles, and parts of far West Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Friday

Fri, 17 May 2013 07:20:30 EDT
Critical Fire Weather Conditions are expected during the afternoon for northeast Arizona. Southwest wind speeds near 20-25 MPH with some higher gusts are forecast. As temperatures warm into the 70s and 80s, deep boundary layer mixing will occur, aiding in surface drying, and RH values from 10-15 percent are expected to be widespread. Details...

Fire Weather for Thursday

Thu, 16 May 2013 08:40:03 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area for northern Arizona extending to southern Nevada today. Wildfires continue in California, Montana, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Details...

Fire Weather Danger

Mon, 13 May 2013 09:34:12 EDT
There will be strong winds and high fire danger for the northern plains areas Monday and Tuesday. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Thursday

Thu, 02 May 2013 07:24:43 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area today reaching from southern California and far southern Nevada, to central and northern Arizona. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Sunday

Sun, 14 Apr 2013 06:59:52 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for the southern High Plains, far southwestern Oklahoma, and southern and central New Mexico. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Tuesday

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 07:38:45 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of west Texas and southeastern New Mexico today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Sunday

Sun, 07 Apr 2013 07:46:37 EDT
Downslope enhanced warming within an antecedent dry air mass will result in daytime temperatures peaking in the upper 80s to lower 90s, yielding relative humidity values ranging from 8-12 percent. Given below normal rainfall observed over the past few months, low-end critical fire weather conditions appear probable for portions of southern New Mexico and West Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Saturday

Sat, 06 Apr 2013 07:16:11 EDT
High sustained afternoon winds of 20 MPH, relative humidity values near 15 percent and dry fuels are expected to create low-end Critical Fire Weather Conditions for southern New Mexico and far West Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Friday

Fri, 05 Apr 2013 06:47:56 EDT
A strengthening surface pressure gradient will result in sustained afternoon southwesterly/west-southwesterly surface wind speeds around 20 MPH with gusts near 30 MPH. This along with afternoon relative humidity values around 15 percent will result in critical fire weather conditions for eastern New Mexico, western Oklahoma/Texas Panhandles southeastern Colorado and far southwestern Kansas. Details...

Fire Weather Area in Florida

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 06:56:43 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area in central Florida today. This is due to the conditions and mostly dry fuels being available. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Sunday

Sun, 24 Mar 2013 07:57:44 EDT
Highs in the 70s with dewpoints in the upper teens in will result in RH values in the low teens. A strong surface pressure gradient will also support northerly winds around 20 MPH with gusts over 30 MPH throughout the late morning and early afternoon. These conditions will result in Critical Fire Weather Conditions across much of South Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Saturday

Sat, 23 Mar 2013 07:41:36 EDT
A Critical Fire Weather Area is in effect for southeastern Arizona, southern/central New Mexico, central/southwestern Texas Panhandle and West Texas. A very dry continental airmass over the Great Basin is expected to result in RH values dropping below 15 percent during the late morning with a continued decrease into the single digits by the early afternoon. Strong westerly winds from 25 to 35 MPH with gusts over 45 MPH are possible. These meteorological conditions will result in a high-end Critical Fire Weather Threat over the Southern High Plains. Details...

Friday's Critical Fire Conditions

Fri, 22 Mar 2013 07:46:35 EDT
Relative humidity values around 15 percent, highs in the upper 60s to upper 70s, and winds around 20 MPH with gusts over 35 MPH in conjunction with dry fuels will promote a Critical Fire Weather Risk for far western Texas southern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Thursday

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 07:17:54 EDT
There is a critical fire weather outlook today for southern and eastern New Mexico and western Texas. Details...

Wednesday's Critical Fire Conditions

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 07:04:31 EST
A very dry airmass will move into Florida with temperatures only expected to rise into the 60s during the afternoon. Relative humidity values of 25-35 percent should develop during peak heating with sustained wind speeds of 15-20 MPH. Given the presence of these conditions combined with long-term drought, have introduced a Critical Area over the northern and central Florida Peninsula. Details...

Tuesday's Fire Weather

Tue, 05 Mar 2013 09:25:25 EST
A critical Fire Weather area is outlined for South Texas today. Although humidity will be low, the lowest humidity will occur after the time of the maximum winds. Fuels remain very dry across the area and the main threat today will be the very strong northerly winds. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 17 Feb 2013 07:54:58 EST
A tightening surface pressure gradient and strengthening low-level southwesterly winds will likely result in sustained surface winds averaging around 20 MPH during the afternoon. This will be juxtaposed with temperatures warming into the lower 70s supporting Relative Humidity values from 15-20 percent. Given below-normal precipitation in this region over the past few months amidst long-term drought, setup should yield a low-end Critical Fire Weather threat for the Big Country of northwest Texas. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 09 Feb 2013 08:02:04 EST
A critical fire weather area is in effect for eastern New Mexico, far western Texas, the western Oklahoma Panhandle, and part of southeastern Colorado. Details...

Thursday's Critical Fire Conditions

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 07:05:51 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for southern Texas where red flag warnings have also been issued. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Monday

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 08:16:45 EST
Offshore flow will persist across the coastal ranges and foothills of Southern California, with locally gusty northeasterly winds expected. Winds of 20-25 MPH with gusts to 40 MPH, relative humidity values falling to near 15 percent and temperatures into the upper 60s/lower 70s are expected. These conditions will favor a low-end Critical Fire Weather threat. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions in Southern California

Sun, 09 Dec 2012 08:14:26 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for the coastal ranges and foothills of Southern California. Details...

Possible Fire Weather Danger in Hawaii Thursday

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 09:42:35 EST
There is a fire weather threat in the Hawaiian Islands today. High pressure is causing abnormally dry and stable conditions, and strong trade winds are adding to the fire danger. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Thursday

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 07:15:04 EST
There is a critical fire weather area today for the lee side of the Sierras. Strong downside winds and dry fuels in the area will aid in surface drying. Details...

Tuesday's Critical Fire Conditions

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 07:44:28 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for southeastern Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, northern and central Florida, central and southern Georgia and southwestern South Carolina. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions the Southeast

Mon, 29 Oct 2012 07:34:25 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for southeastern Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, northern and central Florida and central and southern Georgia. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Areas

Sat, 27 Oct 2012 07:48:23 EDT
Strong offshore winds amidst a very dry air mass will result in critical fire weather conditions for the coastal ranges and foothills of Southern California through at least the late afternoon. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area - S. California

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 07:24:38 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area today for the coastal ranges and foothills of Southern California, including high winds and Red Flag warnings. This includes the lower Colorado River Valley. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions For Sunday

Sun, 21 Oct 2012 07:23:52 EDT
A large area of minimum relative humidity values in the 10-20 percent range is expected from eastern New Mexico into western Oklahoma. The greatest risk of sustained critical conditions appears to be from extreme east-central New Mexico into the Texas Panhandle, where rapid mixing will support RH values of 10-15 percent and sustained surface winds of around 20 MPH for several hours during the afternoon. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Parts of the Central Plains

Thu, 18 Oct 2012 08:09:58 EDT
A tight pressure gradient around a strong surface low moving across parts of the upper/middle Mississippi Valley will support northwesterly winds of 20-35 MPH with gusts reaching 45 MPH and gusts reaching 50-60 MPH across portions of southwestern/south-central Nebraska and northwestern Kansas. As temperatures climb into the 50s and the 60s and deep-layer dry air affects the area, minimum relative humidity values will generally range from 10 to 20 percent. The lowest of these RH values are expected to occur from portions of northeastern Colorado southeastward into parts of northwestern/north-central Oklahoma. Given the aforementioned factors, along with ongoing drought conditions, critical designation is warranted. Locations surrounding the critical area including portions of southwestern/south-central South Dakota into central Oklahoma and eastern Kansas, elevated to borderline critical fire weather conditions are anticipated. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Wednesday

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 07:48:54 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for portions of east central Colorado, central and portions of western Kansas, central and portions of western Nebraska, and parts of northwestern and north central Oklahoma. In the wake of a cold front, northwesterly surface winds of 25-35 MPH with higher gusts are expected in association with the tropospheric wind speed maximum and a tight surface pressure gradient. The influx of a relatively drier, continental air mass will aid in boundary-layer drying during the afternoon as temperatures increase into the 50s and 60s. Minimum relative humidity values are expected to range from around 14 to 20 percent, with the lowest of these readings from northeastern Colorado southeastward into northwestern Oklahoma. Given these factors, and ongoing drought conditions with additional drying of fuels owing to the strong/very strong winds, critical designation is warranted. Details...

Fire Weather for Tuesday

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:45:01 EDT
Localized critical fire weather conditions are possible across southeast South Dakota and northeast Nebraska today, where relative humidities of 20-25% will combine with winds of 20 to 25 mph. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Saturday

Sat, 06 Oct 2012 07:53:01 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for south-central Washington, and north-central/northwestern Oregon. In addition, red flag warnings are in effect for portions of western Washington and western Oregon. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Friday

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 07:13:38 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area today for south-central Washington, down through northwestern Oregon. Details...

Fire Weather for Wednesday

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 07:11:23 EDT
There are a few lingering critical fire weather areas in the U.S. today. One area is northwestern Oregon and other area spreads from southeastern South Dakota, through southwestern Minnesota, to the northwestern corner of Iowa. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Saturday

Sat, 22 Sep 2012 07:40:35 EDT
As an upper trough moves slowly into Washington and Oregon, limited moisture and elevated instability should be sufficient to produce widely scattered high based dry thunderstorms. Afternoon highs are forecast to be in the upper 70s to low 80s and humidity will drop to below 20 percent. Strong, gusty and erratic winds will be possible with any of the high based storms. Fuels are extremely dry across the area leading to the designation of a critical Fire weather area for south-central and southeastern Washington. Details...

Wednesday's Critical Fire Weather

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 06:37:25 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area today for portions of the northern and central plains. Increased winds combined with low relative humidity values and dry fuels will lead to the conditions. Red Flag warnings have been issued in some areas. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions For Sunday

Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:10:03 EDT
Relatively warm and dry conditions will exist this afternoon across southern and eastern Wyoming to southern South Dakota and western and northern Nebraska south of cold front. Relative humidity values are expected to drop into the teens with pre-frontal winds of 15-20 MPH. Very isolated thunderstorms will be possible near the advancing cold front by late afternoon/early evening. It is possible that this could result in a few fire ignitions prior to the frontal passage. A considerable increase in wind speeds will occur as winds shift to northerly with the frontal passage. Critical conditions may briefly exist immediately behind the front. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Saturday

Sat, 15 Sep 2012 07:22:02 EDT
Low-end Critical Fire Weather conditions are expected to develop by early afternoon for south-central and southwestern Minnesota, far southeastern South Dakota, northwest Iowa and northeastern Nebraska as temperatures warm into the upper 70 to low 80s. Relative humidity values from 15-20 percent and southwesterly winds near 20 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH are expected. Given ongoing drought, any fire starts in this area would likely spread rapidly due to very dry fuel conditions. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for southwestern Minnesota, eastern South Dakota, portions of central Nebraska, portions of southern and western Wyoming, portions of eastern and central Idaho, northcentral Utah, and portions of northern California. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Wednesday

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 06:51:52 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area today stretching from extreme northeastern Montana, through northern North Dakota, to far northwestern Minnesota. Details...

Critical fire danger in the Interior Northwest and Central/Northern Plains

Tue, 11 Sep 2012 07:25:20 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas stretching from the eastern Texas panhandle northward up through Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Michigan. Northern Montana and northwestern North Dakota also have critical dry conditions today. Critically low humidity values and dry fuels are the cause. Details...

Monday's Critical Fire Weather Conditions

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 07:09:47 EDT
Due to critically low humidity values, high winds, and dry fuels, there are several critical fire weather areas today in central and southern Idaho, southwestern and northern Montana, and northwestern North Dakota. Other areas with critical fire conditions are western Kansas, central Nebraska, northwestern Iowa, and parts of South Dakota and Minnesota. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 09 Sep 2012 07:53:07 EDT
Sustained southerly winds near 20 MPH with occasional gusts to 25 MPH, low relative humidity and dry fuels will result in critical fire weather conditions across the western Dakotas. There is also a potential for dry thunderstorms over east-central Idaho and southwestern and west-central Montana. Red flag warnings are in effect for much of Montana, Wyoming, the western Dakotas, western Nebraska, extreme northwestern Kansas, northeastern Colorado, southern Idaho, eastern Washington, northeastern and central Oregon, portions of northern California, and extreme western Nevada. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Wyoming

Thu, 06 Sep 2012 07:40:31 EDT
A corridor of moderately strong westerly winds is forecast to develop today, ahead of an approaching cold front moving out of the northern High Plains and northern Rockies. A Critical Fire Weather threat appears likely over southern Wyoming given ongoing severe to extreme drought, forecast wind speeds near 20 MPH later this morning, and the presence of a persistent dry air mass yielding RH values as low as 10 percent. The Critical Fire Weather threat should rapidly wane around sunset as the cold frontal passage occurs, resulting in increasing relative humidity and a wind shift out of the northeast. In addition, red flag warnings are also in effect for northern Utah, northwest Colorado and much of western Nebraska. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Wednesday

Wed, 05 Sep 2012 07:40:05 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for southwestern and south-central Wyoming. In addition, Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of north-central Utah and parts of northeastern California. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Tuesday

Tue, 04 Sep 2012 07:51:45 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for southern and eastern Wyoming, the northwestern Nebraska Panhandle, western South Dakota and far southeastern Montana. Red flag conditions are also in effect for portions of north central Idaho. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions For Sunday

Sun, 02 Sep 2012 07:27:17 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for north-central and northeastern Montana to far northwestern North Dakota. Red flag warnings are in effect for much of Montana, parts of north-central Wyoming, western North Dakota, and northwestern South Dakota. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Saturday

Sat, 01 Sep 2012 08:06:03 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for portions of northwestern Nebraska and the Nebraska Panhandle, western and central South Dakota, south-central North Dakota and for northwestern/north-central Montana. Red flag warnings are in effect for much of Montana, northeastern Wyoming southwestern North Dakota, western South Dakota, western Nebraska, northwestern Kansas, northeastern Colorado and a portion of south-central Idaho. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Thursday

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 07:04:34 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas today for a large part of Nebraska, portions of eastern Colorado, northwestern Kansas, far southeastern South Dakota, portions of Iowa and the southern half of Wisconsin. Abnormally dry conditions and low relative humidity persist. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Wednesday

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 07:03:12 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas for a large part of Montana, a small part of eastern Idaho, and parts of western North Dakota and South Dakota. Elsewhere, there are critical fire weather areas in much of Nebraska, a small part of eastern Colorado, northwestern Kansas, and far western Iowa. This is due to critically low humidity values, high winds, and dry fuels. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Friday

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 07:34:52 EDT
Westerly/Northwesterly winds of 20-25 MPH with gusts reaching 30-40 MPH are expected with strong winds likely impacting north-central Montana by late morning. Downslope effects will aid in warming/drying in the wake of a cold front. This will support relative humidity values in the upper teens to around 20 percent becoming juxtaposed with the aforementioned winds to yield a critical fire weather threat for a large part of Montana southeastern Idaho portions of western and northern Wyoming through the afternoon. These conditions will have the potential to impact any ongoing fires. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Thursday

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 05:20:33 EDT
A strong upper trough will impact the Pacific Northwest, progressing into the northern Intermountain West overnight. Gusty surface winds in advance of the upper system may enhance fire potential across these areas during the afternoon/evening. An upper low will continue to drift through the Southwest, initiating wet thunderstorms and associated heavy rainfall. A central states trough will lead to gusty southerly winds and enhanced fire potential over parts of the Central Plains. A critical fire weather area has been identified for far northeastern Oklahoma, eastern Kansas, and western and central Missouri. Details...

Fire danger remains high across the west.

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 09:13:40 EDT
Gusty winds and low humidity are forecast for northern California and northwest Nevada. Thunderstorms are possible across the Pacific northwest and northern Rockies, however Red Flag fire warnings remain in effect for some areas. Details...

Possible Fire Danger Monday

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 08:47:34 EDT
Fire danger remains high across the west today. Gusty winds and low humidity in northern California and northwest Nevada will keep fire danger high in those areas, and evacuations are taking place in northern California, in some areas. Also, dry, gusty thunderstorms are possible across the Pacific northwest and northern Rockies. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Saturday

Sat, 18 Aug 2012 07:33:56 EDT
The potential for scattered dry thunderstorms will create a critical fire weather area for northeastern California, northwestern Nevada and central and eastern Oregon. In addition red flag warnings are in effect for much of Oregon and western and central Washington. Details...

Fire Weather Areas for Friday

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:18:14 EDT
Fire danger remains high across the west. Gusty winds and low humidity for the Northern Rockies will contribute to the danger. Also, dry, gusty thunderstorms are possible across northern California and Nevada. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Wednesday

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 06:58:27 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area for northern Kansas, eastern Nebraska, and western Iowa today. Red Flag Warnings have been issued for the northern Rockies and Great Plains. Details...

Red Flag Warnings for Tuesday

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:04:51 EDT
Red Flag Warnings have been issued for the northern Rockies and Great Plains. There are also critical fire weather areas in parts of north central Montana today. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Wednesday from from east central California, across Nevada, into south central Idaho

Fri, 10 Aug 2012 06:31:13 EDT
Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop over a large portion of the Intermountain West ahead of an approaching midlevel shortwave trough. Dry thunderstorms appear to be most likely on the northwestern periphery of monsoonal moisture extending from east central California, across Nevada, into south central Idaho. Given relatively fast expected storm motions /around 20 MPH/ little precipitation accumulation is expected resulting in critical dry thunderstorm conditions. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions For Sunday

Sun, 05 Aug 2012 08:10:35 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for the northern half of Nevada, southwestern Idaho, southeast and east-central Oregon and northeastern California. Isolated to scattered dry thunderstorms across this region with substantial storm speeds and a very warm boundary layer will be supportive of lightning induced fire starts. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 04 Aug 2012 08:05:56 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for northeastern, central and southwestern Oklahoma, and parts of the Texas low rolling Plains. The potential for scattered dry thunderstorms will create a critical fire area for west-central Nevada, the Sierra Nevada and portions of northern California. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Friday

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 07:21:42 EDT
The critical Fire Weather areas for Friday include parts of southern Wyoming, northern parts of Texas in the low rolling plains, and central to southwestern Oklahoma. This is due to low humidities an increased winds. Red Flag warnings are in effect in some areas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Thursday

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 07:27:22 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas today for much of Montana and Wyoming, and the eastern portion of Idaho. Red Flag warnings are in effect for the High Plains and northern Rockies because of low humidity, hot temperatures, and windy conditions. Elsewhere, the Salt Creek Fire burned 500 acres near Redding, California and was only about 20% contained as of Thursday morning. Details...

Red Flag Warning

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 07:01:14 EDT
The National Weather Service in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill has issued a red flag warning for all of northern Missouri, as well as much of middle Missouri and adjacent far eastern Kansas. This warning is in effect from noon until 7pm CDT this evening. Increasing southwest winds will become strong and gusty this afternoon in conjunction with a very hot and dry air mass already in place. Details...

Red Flag Warnings

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:52:43 EDT
Red Flag warnings are in effect for the Pacific Northwest. Conditions across the west have left vegetation dry and vulnerable in the event of a lightning strike. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions For Sunday

Sun, 15 Jul 2012 08:12:44 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for northwest Kansas, western Nebraska, and central South Dakota. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of northeastern Wyoming, portions of eastern Colorado, northeastern and north central Oregon and southeastern and central Washington. The Robbers Fire in Placer County, California has burned 1,950 acres, a 50% increase from yesterday, and is 20% contained. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Wednesday

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 07:09:01 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas for portions of southwestern (into southeastern) Montana, western and central Wyoming, far eastern Idaho, and extreme northeastern Utah. There's a threat of dry thunderstorms across the area and across portions of the great basin to the northern Rockies. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Tuesday

Tue, 10 Jul 2012 06:56:10 EDT
There are critical Fire Weather areas for southwestern and south-central Montana, parts of Idaho, and far northwestern Wyoming today. Dry thunderstorms are predicted for the same areas. Red Flag Warnings continue for the interior Northwest and northern Rockies, where abundant lightning over a region of dry fuels may pose a threat for new fire starts. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Tuesday

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 07:06:47 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas for southeastern Idaho, southwestern Montana, and northwestern Wyoming today. Nationally, 52 large fires have burned more than 900,000 acres. Thirteen new large fires were reported yesterday. Residents near several large fires across the country remain evacuated. Details...

Colorado Fires and Red Flag Warnings

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 07:32:04 EDT
Red flag warnings are in effect for portions of western and southern Utah, portions of central and eastern Nevada, western and southern Wyoming, southeastern Montana, extreme northwestern South Dakota and portions of northern lower Michigan. The Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs, is 15% contained, with 347 homes destroyed. More than 20,000 homes and 160 business are under threat from the fire. One person has been confirmed dead and another is missing. The Flagstaff Fire near Boulder is 40% contained with the goal of full containment by Saturday. No structures were damaged or destroyed and residents have been allowed back into their homes. The High Park fire west of Fort Collins, Colorado is now 85% contained and has killed one person with 257 homes destroyed. Details...

Thursday's Critical Fire Areas and Colorado Fire Update

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 07:50:19 EDT
Critical Fire Weather Conditions are forecast for southeastern Missouri, southern and eastern Illinois, much of Indiana, western Ohio and the western half of Kentucky. Red flag warnings are also in effect for portions of eastern Idaho, western and southern Wyoming, portions of eastern and southern Nevada, and western Colorado. The Waldo Canyon Fire near Colorado Springs, has now burned 18,500 acres and is 5% contained, while about 32,000 people remain out of their homes. News reports are estimating about 300 homes have been destroyed. Near Boulder, the Flagstaff fire has burned about 300 acres and is 30% contained. Rain in the area has alleviated some of the evacuation threat from this fire and pre-evacuation notices had been lifted for south Boulder neighborhoods. The High Park fire west of Fort Collins, Colorado is now 75% contained and has burned 87,284 acres. Details...

Colorado Wildfires and Today's Critical Fire Areas

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 08:52:49 EDT
The Waldo Canyon Fire has been called a firestorm of epic proportions by a Colorado Springs Fire Chief, burning an estimated 6,500 acres, dozens of homes, and requiring the evacuation of 32,000 people including the Air Force Academy. The fire is about 5% contained. The High Park fire near Ft. Collins is now 65% contained and has burned 87,284 acres. The total number of homes lost is now at least 257. Some residents are being allowed to return home. Lightning probably sparked a fire yesterday above the city of Boulder causing twenty six homes to be evacuated with over two thousand homes in pre-evacuation status. The 300 acre Flagstaff fire is burning in Upper Skunk Canyon not far from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Critical Fire Weather Conditions are forecast today for portions of southern and east-central Nevada, west-central and southwestern Utah, and southwestern to north-central Kansas. Details...

Colorado Fires and Tuesday's Critical Fire Conditions

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 07:35:53 EDT
Critical Fire Weather Conditions are forecast for southern and east-central Nevada, west-central and southwestern Utah, portions of central and eastern Montana, and central Wyoming, and for far southeastern Colorado, the Oklahoma Panhandle western Kansas, and far southwestern and south-central Nebraska. The Waldo Canyon fire, about three miles west of Colorado Springs, Colorado has burned 4,500 acres, with 5% containment and no structures lost. High temperatures and low humidities are expected in the fire area. The High Park fire continues to burn and is 55% contained and has burned 83,262 acres. The total number of homes lost is now 248 after additional homes were lost late last week. Details...

Monday's Critical Fire Conditions and Colorado Fires

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 07:29:46 EDT
Critical Fire Weather Conditions are forecast for east central California, southern, central and eastern Nevada, western Utah, eastern Idaho, and southwestern Montana. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for all of Utah portions of Oregon, northern and eastern Colorado, northwestern Kansas, western Nebraska, portions of Wyoming, southern Montana and far northwestern South Dakota. On Saturday a fire erupted in Waldo Canyon about three miles west of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The cause of the fire is under investigation and has burned 3,600 acres, with 0% containment at this time. Evacuation orders are in place for Manitou Springs. The High Park fire continues to burn and is 45% contained. To date it has burned 83,205 acres and is expected to be contained by July 30th. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions For Sunday

Sun, 24 Jun 2012 07:08:08 EDT
Critical Fire Weather Conditions are forecast for east central California, southern, central and eastern Nevada, western Utah and far southern Idaho. In addition, Red Flag Warnings are in effect for much of Utah, portions of Colorado, western Kansas, much of southern Wyoming and southwestern Montana. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Areas

Sat, 23 Jun 2012 08:15:08 EDT
Critical Fire Weather Conditions are forecast for southeastern California, southern, central and eastern Nevada, northern Arizona, Utah, western Colorado and southern Wyoming. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Friday

Fri, 22 Jun 2012 07:37:49 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas today for south-eastern California, northern Arizona, eastern/south-eastern Nevada, most of Utah, western Colorado, and southern Wyoming. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas - Thursday

Thu, 21 Jun 2012 07:14:08 EDT
Critical fire weather conditions are expected today across central-southern Nevada ahead of a cold front, and in far north-eastern California, east of the Sierras, as winds increase there. The Great Basin into the Central Rockies will be the areas to watch, where relative humidity of 5-15 percent will combine with winds of 15-30 mph (higher gusts are likely). Details...

Critical Fire Weather Conditions for Tuesday

Tue, 19 Jun 2012 07:53:00 EDT
Critical Fire Weather Conditions are forecast for southern Wyoming, north-eastern Utah, and north-western Colorado today. Also, enhanced fire weather conditions will likely occur across portions of interior southern California and the Sonoran desert. Details...

Critical Fire Conditons and Colorado Wildfire

Sun, 17 Jun 2012 07:57:41 EDT
Critical Fire Weather Conditions are forecast for the Great Basin, central Rockies, and parts of the central High Plains. In addition Red Flag Warnings are also in effect for northwest Arizona and portions of central Alaska. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for the High Park fire area for high temperatures and strong winds. Temperatures are expected in the 90's with winds gusting to 40-50 MPH on ridgetops and in Poudre Canyon beginning early morning. Currently the fire has burned 55,050 acres and is 45% contained. To date, 181 homes have been lost. Details...

Critical Fire Conditons for New Mexico

Sat, 16 Jun 2012 09:31:13 EDT
Critical Fire Weather Conditions are forecast for southwestern New Mexico and far southeastern Arizona due to a risk of dry thunderstorms. Red flag warnings are also up for much of Utah, northwestern Colorado, the northern and central Sacramento Valley and parts of the mountains north of San Francisco Bay. Wildfires continue to burn in Colorado and New Mexico. The Whitewater-baldy fire in New Mexico has burned 290,515 acres and is now 63% contained. This fire was started by lightning, and is one of the reasons there is great concern about the potential dry thunderstorms today. In Colorado the High Park fire has increased 9% over yesterday and has now consumed 54,230 acres. Over 600 residences have been evacuated with numerous road closures in effect. To date, over 110 homes have been destroyed by this fire. Details...

Crticial Fire Weather Area in Wyoming

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 06:58:58 EDT
As large fires are ongoing in New Mexico and Colorado, there is a critical fire weather area for south-central Wyoming today. Details...

Colorado and New Mexico Wildfires

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 07:36:43 EDT
The High Park Fire is approximately 15 miles west of Fort Collins, CO and has burned an estimated 41,140 acres. It continues to grow. High winds and dry fuels are driving the blaze, with additional evacuations ordered. The northeast portion of the fire is active and continues to be an area of concern. On Monday, firefighters were able to anchor the SW corner of the fire, which will help establish fire line. The fire remained 0% contained as of Monday night. In New Mexico, the Little Bear Fire has burned 34,561 acres and is about 30% contained. This fire began June 4th from lightning and has destroyed about 35 structures. Higher humidity and lower wind speeds, combined with the arrival of additional personnel and equipment provided an opportunity to make good progress Monday. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Areas and Wildfire in Colorado

Sun, 10 Jun 2012 08:15:01 EDT
Critical Fire Weather Conditions are expected today in southeastern Arizona, central and southern New Mexico, far southwestern Texas, and from southeastern Wyoming into the north-central Colorado foothills. Red flag warnings are also up for portions of western Nebraska, portions of southwestern Utah, portions of south central Colorado and portions of north central California. A fast moving wildfire in Colorado was sparked yesterday morning and exploded in size by days end. The High Park Fire is approximately 15 miles west of Fort Collins and burned 8,000 acres. High temperatures and winds gusting up to 30 MPH are fueling this fire and causing evacuations. Ten structures are confirmed lost or damaged and others are threatened. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Areas

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 07:43:34 EDT
Critical Fire Weather Conditions are expected today for eastern Nevada, much of Utah/Arizona/New Mexico, south central Wyoming, western Colorado, far western Texas. In addition, Red Flag warnings are in effect for portions of north central California, portions of east central Colorado, far northeastern Kansas, and extreme southwestern Nebraska. Details...

Friday's Critical Fire Weather Areas

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 06:49:14 EDT
There are critical Fire Weather areas in much of the southwest U.S. today. The areas include much of Utah and Nevada, northern Arizona, far northwestern Colorado, and a small portion of south-central Wyoming. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Tuesday

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 07:18:51 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas for northern Arizona, most of Utah, far western Colorado, and west-central Wyoming today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Monday

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 07:47:03 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas in central and eastern Nevada, and western Utah today. Single digit humidity and breezy conditions will occur across the Great Basin. This combination may lead to explosive fire growth for ongoing or new fires that may develop. Details...

Wildfires Continue

Tue, 29 May 2012 07:19:17 EDT
A wildfire that has raged for days in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has destroyed 97 structures, including a motel, a store, and 34 homes. The Duck Lake Fire, as it is known, has burned more than 22,000 acres and is still going despite recent rains. It was estimated Monday that the blaze is about 51% contained. There are also fires ongoing in the southwest U.S., but no new critical fire weather areas exist today. Cooler temperatures and quieter winds have helped crews battling wildfires in several southwestern states. Details...

Critical Fire Areas in the Southwest and Central Plains

Sun, 27 May 2012 08:20:49 EDT
Gusty southwest winds will persist along with low relative humidities to produce Critical Fire Weather Conditions for central and eastern New Mexico and south central Colorado. Critical Fire Conditions are also expected in southern Wyoming and the Nebraska Panhandle. Red flag warnings are also in effect for portions of western Nebraska, western Kansas, eastern Colorado and the Florida Panhandle. The Whitewater-Baldy Complex is burning in southwestern New Mexico on the Gila National Forest, north of Silver City, west of Truth Or Consequences, southeast of Reserve. This fire has burned about 100,000 acres and is 0% contained. In central Arizona, the Gladiator Fire has burned 16,240 acres and is 45% contained and the Sunflower Fire has burned 17,618 acres and is 43% contained. The Duck Lake Fire in Luce County, Michigan (upper Peninsula) has burned over 20,000 acres and is 27% contained. Details...

Extremely Critical Fire Area in New Mexico

Sat, 26 May 2012 07:48:56 EDT
Gusty south and southwest winds of 25 to 40 MPH with gusts ranging from 50 to 60 MPH, very dry conditions and above normal temperatures will impact parts of west-central and northwestern New Mexico creating extremely critical fire conditions. A critical fire weather area has also been designated for eastern Arizona, southeastern Utah, western and south-central Colorado and a large portion of New Mexico. Red flag warnings are in effect for portions of eastern Colorado, northwest Kansas, extreme southwestern Nebraska, and the inland Florida Panhandle and Big Bend region. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Continue in Southwest

Fri, 25 May 2012 06:53:56 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas for southeastern California, southern Utah, southern Nevada, eastern and northern Arizona, much of New Mexico, and far western Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Wednesday

Wed, 23 May 2012 07:19:25 EDT
There is an extremely critical fire weather area for a large part of the western half of New Mexico and portions of eastern Arizona. Other critical areas surround that and extend into portions of southern Utah, southwestern Colorado and far southwestern Texas. There is also another critical fire area to watch in parts of Santa Barbara, CA including the Santa Ynez range. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Tuesday

Tue, 22 May 2012 07:42:12 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas for extreme southeastern Nevada and Utah, western Colorado, northern Arizona, northwestern and central New Mexico, and south-central Wyoming today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas in the Southwest U.S. Friday

Fri, 18 May 2012 09:07:59 EDT
Strong winds will contribute to fire danger where several fires are ongoing. There are critical fire weather areas today for a large part of the eastern two-thirds of Arizona, southeastern Utah, western New Mexico, parts of southwestern Colorado, and a small part of the trans-pecos region of southwestern Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Conditions for Thursday

Thu, 17 May 2012 07:21:33 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas for Owens Valley, Great Basin, and northwest Arizona today. An amplified upper trough will impact the west, with stronger jet winds spreading across California to the Great Basin and Arizona. The strong winds will contribute to fire danger where several fires are ongoing in the Southwest. Details...

Fire Weather for Wednesday

Wed, 16 May 2012 08:48:33 EDT
Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of the Great Basin to Central High Plains today. Yesterday's conditions allowed several wildfires to grow in Arizona and Colorado. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Tuesday

Tue, 15 May 2012 07:25:36 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area for the southern great basin today. Moderate to severe drought is contributing to drier than average fuels where temperatures will be above normal. Details...

Monday's Critical Fire Weather

Mon, 07 May 2012 06:52:30 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area for the lower Colorado River Valley today. Sustained winds from 20-30 MPH are expected across the area, combined with dry fuels. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for New Mexico and Texas Wednesday

Wed, 02 May 2012 07:01:27 EDT
Due to strong winds combined with low humidity, there will be critical Fire Weather areas for southeastern New Mexico and far west Texas today, including the far western Texas panhandle. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Friday

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:21:10 EDT
There is a critical fire weather alert for east-central New Mexico today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Thursday

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:14:12 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas today for portions of southern and eastern New Mexico, as well as far southwestern Texas. This is due to strong winds, combined with low humidity. Details...

Fire Weather for Wednesday

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:37:32 EDT
There are elevated Fire Weather conditions in the Southern High Plains and in parts of Florida today. Red Flag Warnings are in effect. Details...

Portions of New England have Fire Weather Warnings Today

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 06:47:59 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas in southern New England, including southern New Hampshire and far southern Maine Tuesday. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 14 Apr 2012 07:39:23 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for eastern New Mexico and West Texas along with far east-central Colorado and western Kansas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas in the Southwest U.S. Friday

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 07:50:30 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas in southeastern Arizona, much of New Mexico, and the west-central Texas panhandle today. Red Flag warnings are also in effect. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area in New Mexico

Thu, 12 Apr 2012 06:54:00 EDT
Thursday's critical fire weather area is in south-central to east-central New Mexico. This is due to light winds and cool/dry conditions. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Wednesday

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 07:14:13 EDT
The critical fire weather areas for Wednesday include western New Mexico, northeastern Arizona, eastern Utah, far-western Colorado, and south-central Wyoming. Though the greatest threats are near the Rockies into the northern Great Plains today, there are also fire weather watches in portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Tuesday

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 06:55:27 EDT
There is a large critical fire weather area for much of North Carolina and Virginia, and for southern Maryland and southern Delaware. Red Flag warnings are in effect from noon today until 8PM and stretch from South Carolina to Long Island, NY. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Monday

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 07:01:25 EDT
Due to low moisture and windy conditions, there is a large critical fire weather area that spreads from northern Virginia all the way up to New England today. Red Flag warnings are in effect. Elsewhere, critical fire weather conditions exist for much of Iowa, north-central Illinois, and northwestern Indiana. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 08 Apr 2012 07:21:53 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for eastern and north central South Dakota, far southeastern North Dakota, southern Minnesota, far northern Iowa, and far western Wisconsin. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect today for far northwestern Indiana, northeastern Illinois, much of Wisconsin, southern and central Minnesota, southern North Dakota, portions of eastern Montana, parts of southern Wyoming, and portions of southern New England to the Mid-Atlantic States. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential. Details...

Today's Red Flag Warning Areas

Sat, 07 Apr 2012 07:39:33 EDT
A Red Flag Warning is in effect today for much of southern New England to the Mid-Atlantic States, northern Florida, portions of western Minnesota, southern North Dakota, most of South Dakota, much of Nebraska, far northeastern Colorado, and parts of eastern Wyoming. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Friday

Fri, 06 Apr 2012 06:56:19 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas and Red Flag Warning areas in the U.S. Friday. Much of eastern Wyoming, northeastern Colorado, and the far western Nebraska panhandle are included in the critical areas. Meanwhile, it's anticipated that the northeastern U.S. will have dry, windy conditions. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Thursday

Thu, 05 Apr 2012 07:15:50 EDT
Critical fire weather areas exist today for portions of far southern Nevada, northern Arizona, far northwestern New Mexico, far eastern Utah, far western Colorado, and south central Wyoming. Red Flag warnings are in effect for some of those areas as well. Details...

Four Red Flag Warning Areas

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 08:03:07 EDT
A Red Flag Warning is in effect today for much of southern New England, from central New Hampshire southward into New York City, except for Cape Cod and the nearby islands. A Red Flag Warnings are also in effect for eastern Montana, western North Dakota and extreme northwestern South Dakota where southerly winds up to 35 MPH are forecast. The Guadalupe Mountains in Texas and New Mexico have a Red Flag Warning in effect for gusty winds and low humidity. Winds of 20 to 30 MPH in favored areas of passes and exposed ridges with humidity at 10 to 15 percent is expected. In Nevada and western Arizona, a Red Flag Warning is in effect for this afternoon and this evening with south to southwest winds forecast at 15 to 25 MPH with gusts 35 to 40 MPH and relative humidity of 5 to 10 percent. Details...

Red Flag Warnings for New England

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 07:40:40 EDT
Very dry air, gusty north-northwest winds, and minimal recent rainfall will result in red flag conditions today. As a result, Red Flag Warnings are in effect today for much of southern New England. Winds of 10 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH are expected, along with relative humidity values in the 10 to 20 percent range. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions for Monday

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 07:21:52 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of southern and eastern New Mexico into western Texas and for far southern Nevada and the lower Colorado River Valley. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect today for portions of central Montana and portions of southwestern Arizona. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 01 Apr 2012 07:25:22 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of southeastern Colorado, western Kansas, Western Oklahoma, western Texas, a large part of New Mexico, and far southeastern Arizona. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect today for portions of eastern Montana, western North Dakota, western South Dakota, eastern Wyoming, portions of western Nebraska, western Kansas, western Oklahoma, northern and western Texas, most of Colorado, portions of northeastern Utah, New Mexico, southeastern Arizona and the Colorado River Valley. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 31 Mar 2012 07:22:45 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for southern Nevada, northwestern Arizona, a small part of southeastern California, parts of east central and northeastern Utah and far western Colorado, and for portions of central and northeastern Wyoming. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect this afternoon and Sunday for portions of the High Plains from Montana to northern New Mexico. The Lower North Fork Fire is currently estimated at 4,140 acres with 70% containment. There has been no growth in the fire over the past two days. This intense wildfire resulted in the fatalities of two citizens, destruction or damage to 25 homes and numerous outbuildings, and caused thousands of residents to evacuate the area. Details...

Fire Weather for Friday

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 08:44:57 EDT
There are Red Flag Warnings and fire danger areas in the northern Plains today. Details...

Fire Weather News for Thursday

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:12:08 EDT
The Lower North Fork wildfire continues to burn in the Colorado foothills. The fire has consumed approximately 4140 acres and prompted the evacuation of almost 900 homes. Two fatalities have been reported in the fire perimeter, and one person remains missing. Fire crews reported some progress containing the fire due to lighter winds. Locally, critical fire weather could continue in the Western High Plains and foothills today. There is no fire weather threat elsewhere in the U.S. today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Tuesday

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 06:59:17 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas for eastern Montana, southwestern South Dakota, and much of Nebraska today. This is due to excessive winds, extremely dry fuels, and low relative humidity values. Elsewhere, a wildfire was ignited in the Colorado foothills near Denver. The Lower North Fork Fire, as it is known, has consumed approximately 3000 acres and prompted the evacuation of almost 1000 homes. Details...

Critical and Extremely Critical Fire Weather Areas in the U.S. Monday

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 07:13:36 EDT
There are extremely critical fire weather areas for portions of eastern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming and western Nebraska today. The critical fire weather areas stretch from eastern New Mexico up to southeastern Montana. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 25 Mar 2012 07:20:36 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for south central and southwestern Wyoming and for the central Florida Panhandle. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect this afternoon for much of northern Florida, northeastern New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas in New England Friday

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 06:24:28 EDT
There is an enhanced fire weather threat in areas of New England today, as gusty northwesterly winds align with a drying air mass. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for the Dakotas Monday

Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:01:52 EDT
Critical fire weather conditions exist today for the western Great Plains. Strong winds will combine with low relative humidity to create critical fire weather conditions. The greatest threat will likely occur in the western Dakotas. Details...

Extremely Critical Fire Conditions in the Northern High Plains

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 08:06:37 EDT
An extremely critical fire weather area is in effect for the Nebraska Panhandle. Critical fire conditions are also in effect for the High Plains southwestward into the Texas Trans-Pecos. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 07:44:35 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for the central and southern High Plains, much of New Mexico and eastern Arizona. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for much of the northern High Plains, western Colorado, and northeastern Utah. Details...

Cirtical Fire Weather Area for South Dakota Friday

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 07:48:14 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area for western South Dakota today. Also, in the Great Plains, strong winds will combine with low humidity to produce critical fire weather areas. Details...

Fire Weather Conditions for Tuesday

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 07:12:48 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas today for north-central Montana, northeastern Wyoming, parts of Nebraska, and the western Dakotas. Details...

Wednesday's Critical Fire Weather Areas

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 07:39:21 EST
There is an extremely critical fire weather area for far southwest New Mexico today. Other critical areas include far southeastern Arizona, much of New Mexico, and far west Texas. Details...

Tuesday's Critical Fire Weather Areas

Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:18:19 EST
There are critical fire weather concerns for the Colorado River Valley and western portions of the central and southern Plains today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Monday

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 07:29:57 EST
Critical fire weather areas exist today near western Kansas, extreme southeast Colorado, far western Oklahoma, the Oklahoma/Texas panhandle, Texas southern plains and far northeastern New Mexico. Very dry conditions and increasing winds (gusts up to 35 mph) are expected. Red Flag Warnings are already in effect for these areas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather conditions for southwestern U.S.

Fri, 02 Mar 2012 08:47:59 EST
Strong Winds and Critical Fire Weather conditions exist for the southwestern U.S. Friday. Wind gusts exceeding 40 mph and low relative humidities could contribute to fire spread, should a fire be triggered. Details...

Extreme Fire Weather Conditions for Thursday

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 09:44:44 EST
There will be severe winds and extreme Fire Weather conditions for the southwestern U.S. Thursday. Wind gusts exceeding 60 mph are likely in southern CA as well as portions of NM and west TX. Strong winds coupled with low relative humidity will lead to critical fire weather conditions for southern AZ, NM, southeast CO, central/western OK and western TX. Given the ongoing drought and humidity under 10 percent in southeast NM, extreme conditions are likely in this region. Details...

Tuesday's Fire Weather Conditions

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 07:31:05 EST
There are critical fire weather areas for eastern New Mexico, western Texas, southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, and extreme western Oklahoma today. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 25 Feb 2012 07:39:53 EST
A critical fire weather area is in effect for far southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles, far western Oklahoma and northeastern New Mexico. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of central Texas, portions of central Kansas, Alabama, northern and central Florida, southwestern Georgia, extreme northeastern Georgia, western South Carolina, and western and central North Carolina. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 07:15:06 EST
A critical fire weather area is in effect for west and west central Texas and south central and south eastern New Mexico. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for north central Texas, much of central and eastern Oklahoma, portions of central and southeastern Kansas, northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri. Details...

Tuesday's Critical Fire Conditions

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 07:14:34 EST
A critical fire weather area is in effect for east central New Mexico and the southern Texas Panhandle. Details...

Monday's Critical Fire Conditions

Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:10:13 EST
A critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of eastern New Mexico, West Texas and southwestern Oklahoma. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions in the Southeast

Sat, 11 Feb 2012 07:36:56 EST
A critical fire weather area is in effect for northern the Florida Peninsula, the central and eastern Florida Panhandle, coastal plain of southern South Carolina and southeastern Georgia. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for much of central Alabama, eastern Georgia, and much of South Carolina. Details...

Enhanced Threat of Fires in Various Areas Today

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 09:08:25 EST
An enhanced threat of fires exists across portions of the Southern Plains, Southeast U.S., and even the Hawaiian Islands Monday. This is due to gusty, yet dry conditions. Red Flag Warnings are also in effect for these areas. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 28 Jan 2012 08:02:40 EST
A critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of southwestern California. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for central and southwestern Nebraska, much of northern Kansas and portions of northeastern Colorado. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Portions of California

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 08:57:00 EST
There are critical fire weather areas for portions of California Friday. Red Flag warnings are in effect for portions of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties due to gusty winds and low humidity. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 22 Jan 2012 07:36:08 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for eastern New Mexico, much of central and western Texas and southwestern Oklahoma. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 21 Jan 2012 08:29:33 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for eastern New Mexico, far west Texas and the western Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles. Details...

Critical Fire Weather areas Friday

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 08:50:11 EST
Critical Fire Weather areas exist for south central and southeastern New Mexico, and also for far west Texas and the Texas southern plains today. Elsewhere, twenty structures burned and 10,000 people were evacuated south of Reno, Nevada due to wildfires there. The forward progress of the wildfire has stopped, but there is 0% containment as of early this morning. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 15 Jan 2012 08:08:51 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for portions of northwestern Nevada and northeastern California. In addition a red flag warnings are in effect for the extreme southern Texas Panhandle and adjacent portions of the Plains. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 08 Jan 2012 07:29:54 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for portions of Southern California and along the western slopes of the central and northern Sierra Nevada Mountains. In addition, a red flag warning is in effect for the lower Colorado River Valley. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Conditions Today in Parts of Texas

Fri, 06 Jan 2012 07:37:11 EST
Winds in the Davis Mountains and adjacent Texas plains will exceed 20 MPH today creating critical fire weather conditions from the very dry and unseasonable warm temperatures. Areas not in the warning will experience an elevated fire risk today due to very low humidities. A cold front will reduce the fire weather threat tonight and tomorrow. Red Flag warnings are in effect. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for South Florida Tuesday

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 07:49:18 EST
There are critical fire weather areas in south Florida today. Red Flag Warnings have been issued for most of Alabama and Florida. Details...

High chance of wildfires exists for Southern California

Tue, 06 Dec 2011 07:12:01 EST
High danger of wildfires exists for portions of the southern California Mountains and coastal areas. Red Flag Warnings are in effect across parts of southern California as well. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions in Southern California Monday

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 07:00:54 EST
High danger of wildfires exists for portions of the southern California mountains and coastal areas Monday. Also, Red Flag warnings in effect across parts of southern California. Details...

Critical Fire conditions in Southern California

Sun, 04 Dec 2011 07:46:38 EST
High winds and low relative humidity will continue to bring critical fire weather conditions to portions of the southern California mountains and coastal areas today and tonight. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 03 Dec 2011 07:55:19 EST
A critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of the southern California mountains and coastal areas. Details...

Wildfire Danger Areas Friday in California

Fri, 02 Dec 2011 07:25:46 EST
High danger of wildfires exists for portions of the southern California Mountains and coastal areas. Red Flag Warnings are also in effect across parts of southern California today. Details...

Critical Fire Danger Areas Thursday

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 07:11:46 EST
Critical fire danger exists for portions of southern California across Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, where Red Flag Warnings are in effect. A significant Santa Ana Wind event is also forecast. Even outside the fire threat area, a large-scale, damaging wind event is expected over portions of the western United States. Details...

Potential Fire Weather Danger in Southern California

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 07:17:09 EST
High danger for wildfires exists today for portions of southern California, including the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 27 Nov 2011 07:44:58 EST
A critical fire weather area is in effect for southern Texas. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for central and north central Montana, southeastern Texas and for leeward areas of Hawaii. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 19 Nov 2011 07:52:48 EST
A critical fire weather area is in effect for eastern New Mexico and western Texas. In Nevada, the Caughlin fire is currently burning near homes on the southwest side of Reno. The fire is scattered throughout a 2,000 acre area burning in a south to southwesterly direction. The fire has damaged or destroyed up to 25 homes with about 10,000 residents evacuated. Details...

Potential Wildfire Danger Friday

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 06:40:53 EST
High danger of wildfires exists for portions of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, and northeastern New Mexico. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 12 Nov 2011 07:58:19 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for the Texas and Oklahoma Panhndles, portions of western Texas, and eastern New Mexico. Details...

Critical Fire Weather in Florida

Thu, 10 Nov 2011 06:47:51 EST
Critical fire weather, and Red Flag Warnings are in effect today for most of the Florida Panhandle. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 05 Nov 2011 07:43:26 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for portions of southwestern Kansas, the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles, and far southeastern Colorado. In addition a red flag warnings are in effect for portions of central Kansas, and southwestern Texas. Details...

High danger for possible wildfires today...

Fri, 04 Nov 2011 07:10:36 EDT
High danger of wildfires exists for far eastern North Dakota, most of eastern South Dakota, western and central Minnesota, and extreme northwestern Iowa. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota. Details...

Critical Areas for Wildfires in California

Thu, 03 Nov 2011 07:08:42 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across the coast ranges of southern California, and the northern coastal ranges in California. Details...

High Danger for Possible Wildfires - California and Arizona

Wed, 02 Nov 2011 07:12:51 EDT
Extremely high danger of wildfires exists for the mountains and foothills, and canyons and passes of coastal southern California. High danger of wildfires exists for the lower Colorado River Valley, southern California, and western Arizona. Red Flag Warnings and High Wind Warnings are in effect for parts of California, and Arizona. Details...

Critical Fires Areas Today

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 06:48:33 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across the coast ranges of southern California and the northern coastal ranges in California, above 1000 feet. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 29 Oct 2011 11:14:15 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for the Florida Panhandle. In addition a red flag warnings are in effect for portions of southern Alabama, southwestern Georgia, western Missouri, extreme eastern Kansas, extreme southwestern North Dakota and southern California. Details...

Critical Areas in California for potential Wildfires

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 07:31:04 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across the coast ranges, foothills in southwest California today. Details...

Critical fire weather conditions Wednesday

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 11:53:01 EDT
Critical fire weather conditions are expected for the coastal ranges/foothills of Ventura, Los Angeles and extreme southwestern San Bernardino counties in Southern California. Critical fire weather is also expected along the lower Colorado River Valley of western Arizona, southeastern California and extreme Southern Nevada. Details...

High WIldfire Danger Monday

Mon, 24 Oct 2011 07:03:52 EDT
High danger of wildfires exists for parts of far northeastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, the northwestern Texas panhandle, the western Oklahoma panhandle, and far southwestern Kansas. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area Tuesday

Tue, 18 Oct 2011 07:23:38 EDT
A critical area for wildfires is forecast across southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana today. Details...

High danger for wildfires in Texas and New Mexico Monday

Mon, 17 Oct 2011 07:24:27 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for east central and southeastern New Mexico, portions of the Southern Plains, Texas, and the Trans-Pecos region. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of New Mexico and Texas today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Across Texas

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 07:04:51 EDT
There are critical areas for potential wildfires across central Texas today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Friday

Fri, 07 Oct 2011 07:16:32 EDT
Critical areas of wildfires are forecast for northwestern Nebraska, central South Dakota, and far south central North Dakota. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of the Plains today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Thursday

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 06:57:17 EDT
Critical areas of wildfires are forecast for parts of eastern Colorado today. Red Flag Warnings in effect for parts of the Plains. Details...

Wednesday's Critical Fire Conditions and Wildfires

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 07:51:42 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for central and eastern South Dakota. In addition, Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of the Plains and portions of the Florida Panhandle. A wildfire which initiated in dry, cured grasses and crops in central Nebraska on Tuesday afternoon spread rapidly out of control in the presence of strong gusty winds and extremely low relative humidity. The fire has affected several thousand acres and is not contained at this time. Homes have been evacuated in the small rural town of Stapleton, Nebraska. In Nevada, the Dunphy Complex Fire is near Tuscarora, Nevada and has grown to 111,000 acres. Three structures in the small town of Tuscarora have been destroyed and rest of the town remains threatened. Details...

Critical Wildfire Areas Tuesday

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 07:06:57 EDT
Critical wildfire areas are forecast for western Nebraska, western Kansas, the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, far eastern Colorado, and south central South Dakota today. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of the Plains. Details...

Critical Wildfire Areas Monday

Mon, 03 Oct 2011 07:08:34 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast for southwest Kansas and the panhandle areas of Oklahoma and Texas. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for these areas. Red Flag Warnings are also in effect for areas of the Florida panhandle. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area for Texas

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 06:58:15 EDT
There is a critical area for wildfires forecast across central Texas today. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 25 Sep 2011 07:34:47 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of central and eastern Texas. In addition, Red Flag Warnings are in effect for northern central Montana, north central Idaho and portions of west central Nevada. Details...

Texas Wildfires Continue

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 06:26:02 EDT
Wildfires continue across parts of the Southern Plains. The number of homes destroyed by a Texas wildfire has risen to 1,554 and is expected to further increase. The worst of the fires, the Bastrop Fire, in Texas has consumed more than 34,000 acres in an area 30 miles southeast of Austin. This fire is nearly 50% contained. North of Houston, a tri-county blaze that has consumed more than 20,000 acres and destroyed nearly 60 homes is also half contained. Wildfires are occurring over parts of California as well. Details...

Texas Wildfires

Sat, 10 Sep 2011 07:41:32 EDT
Yesterday, the Texas Forest Service responded to 19 new fires for 673 acres, including new large fires in Camp and Hill counties. The Bastrop County Complex has now burned 34,068 acres, and is 30 percent contained. An assessment team has confirmed 1,386 homes have been destroyed by this fire. The Bear Creek fire has increased 60% from yesterday and has now burned 40,057 acres and is considered to be 30% contained. This fire is burning very actively in heavy timber and is threatening numerous houses. Additional wildfires are burning in the Pacific Northwest and California where Red Flag Warnings are in effect for southwestern Washington, western Oregon, and portions of northwestern and central California. Details...

Wildfires

Fri, 09 Sep 2011 07:24:19 EDT
Major wildfires continue in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. Over the past week, 176 reported fires burned 126,844 acres in Texas alone, along with more than 36,000 additional acres in Oklahoma and Louisiana. At least 1,626 homes have been lost to wildfires in the past week (Saturday through Wednesday). Four fatalities have been reported. No other critical areas for wildfires are forecast for today. Details...

Texas Wildfires

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 07:40:44 EDT
One of the most devastating wildfire outbreaks in recent Texas history continues. Reports indicate that more than 1000 homes are destroyed and 4 people have died as a result of the fires. Over the past 7 days, 181 fires have burned 118,413 acres in Texas alone, along with more than 36,000 additional acres in Oklahoma and Louisiana. No critical areas for wildfires are forecast elsewhere in the U.S. today, though fire danger for Texas is still very high. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions and Texas Wildfires

Mon, 05 Sep 2011 08:06:02 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for central and eastern Texas. In addition a red flag warnings are in effect for portions of southern and central Washington, north central Oregon, portions of western Montana, portions of central Idaho, extreme southeastern Oklahoma, southwestern Arkansas, and northwestern Louisiana. The Texas Forest Service responded to at least 56 new fires that burned approximately 30,000 acres on Sunday. The Bastrop County Complex has burned 14,000 acres and has moved unchecked for at least 16 miles to the south and has jumped the Colorado River twice. Reports indicate possibly 300 homes have been destroyed. The Moore fire in Smith County has burned 927 acres and is considered to be 5 percent contained. Ten homes were evacuated and five were lost on this fire burning on the Smith/Gregg County line. Two civilian fatalities were reported. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 04 Sep 2011 07:58:40 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for central and southern Texas. Red flag warnings are also in effect for portions of western and central Washington and central Oregon. Details...

Fire Weather Outlook for Saturday

Sat, 03 Sep 2011 12:18:16 EDT
Critical wildfire risk areas exist in the U.S. today. Follow the link for more information. Details...

Critical Areas for Wildfires in Wyoming Today

Fri, 02 Sep 2011 06:53:12 EDT
There are critical areas for wildfires forecast across southern Wyoming Friday. Details...

Critical U.S. Areas for Wildfires

Thu, 01 Sep 2011 07:06:14 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across Kansas, Oklahoma, north Texas, central Utah, northwest Colorado, and southern Wyoming today. A wildfire fueled by drought is affecting North Texas and Oklahoma City. Strong winds are fueling the fire in northeastern Oklahoma City. Central Oklahoma and northern Texas are under a red flag warning, signaling a combination of high to extreme fire danger due to low relative humidity, and dry unstable air. Details...

Fires across Oklahoma and Texas

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 07:07:29 EDT
A wildfire across a sparsely populated 8-square-mile portion of the northeast part of Oklahoma City destroyed 15 structures and forced hundreds of homes to be evacuated before it was contained late on Tuesday. A wildfire near Possum Kingdom Lake west of Fort Worth, TX has burned 7500 acres. Twenty-five homes and an apartment building have been destroyed, and another 175 are threatened. Elsewhere, high danger for wildfires exists for parts of eastern and southern Nevada, far northwest Arizona, much of Utah and Wyoming, Upper Snake River Valley of Idaho, much of Oklahoma, and portions of north-central Texas, the Texas low rolling plains, and the eastern Texas panhandle. Details...

High Wild Fire Danger Areas Tuesday

Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:09:52 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for far southwestern Oklahoma and northwestern north central Texas today. Red Flag Warnings are in effect over parts of Oklahoma and Texas as well. Details...

Wildfire Danger Areas

Mon, 29 Aug 2011 06:40:38 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for the Snake River Plains in Idaho. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Oregon Monday. Details...

High Chance of Wildfire Danger Today in Montana and Idaho

Fri, 26 Aug 2011 07:01:07 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for western Montana and northeastern Idaho Friday. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area in Montana Thursday

Thu, 25 Aug 2011 07:24:09 EDT
A critical area for wildfires is forecast across southwest Montana today due to dry thunderstorms. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area in Wyoming Thursday

Thu, 18 Aug 2011 06:31:52 EDT
A critical area for wildfires is forecast across southern Wyoming today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area for Montana Wednesday

Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:38:08 EDT
A critical area for wild fires is forecast across parts of northwest Montana today. Details...

Monday's Critical Fire Weather Areas

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 07:59:54 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for much of Oklahoma, far south central Kansas, and far northwest Texas Monday. Red Flag Warnings in effect for parts of Oklahoma. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas in Nevada Today

Tue, 19 Jul 2011 07:00:12 EDT
There are critical areas for wildfires forecast across eastern Nevada Tuesday. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Nevada and California

Mon, 18 Jul 2011 06:45:24 EDT
High danger of wildfires exists for western and central Nevada and far east-central California. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Nevada and California. Details...

Critical fire weather area for Central Nevada

Sun, 17 Jul 2011 07:12:17 EDT
Sustained surface winds up to 25 MPH are forecast to develop over Central Nevada later this afternoon as the boundary layer becomes well mixed beneath moderate mid-level South to southwesterly flow. In addition, the combination of a very dry antecedent airmass and temperatures warming into the 80s will aid in the development of single digit rh values. These conditions combined with curing low elevation fuels will favor a critical fire weather threat. Details...

New Mexico Wildfires

Sun, 03 Jul 2011 08:08:28 EDT
The Las Conchas Fire near Los Alamos has now burned 121,248 acres and is 11% contained. The fireline is holding near the communities of Vallecitos de Los Indios and Sierra Los Pinos. Fire crews and equipment remain in this area to provide structure protection. Structure protection is also in place in other areas as needed. All firefighting crews receive a daily briefing on sensitive historical and cultural sites within the fire area. Archeologists have been assigned to work with crews to minimize damage to sensitive areas. Details...

Las Conchas Wildfire

Sat, 02 Jul 2011 07:39:01 EDT
The Las Conchas Fire near Los Alamos has now burned 103,993 acres making it the largest fire in New Mexico history. Containment is estimated at five percent. Although fire lines in the Los Alamos area are currently holding, these lines are not fully contained. Firefighting activities focus on protecting communities, watersheds, and other important features including numerous communication sites and the New Mexico natural gas pipeline. Details...

Wildfires

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 07:05:12 EDT
There are no new critical areas for wildfires on Friday, however the Las Conchas fire continues to burn. Firefighters were confident Thursday they had stopped the advance of the wildfire that headed toward the Los Alamos nuclear lab. This fire started on private land three miles south of Los Alamos. Residences, power lines, natural gas lines, Bandelier National Monument and the Los Alamos National Laboratory are threatened. Evacuations are in effect. Details...

Wildfires and Thursday's Outlook

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 06:51:39 EDT
The Las Conchas Fire in New Mexico has burned approximately 80,000 acres. The fire is 3% contained. The city of Los Alamos is under a mandatory evacuation. Los Alamos National Laboratory remains closed. The Wallow Fire in southeast Arizona has burned over 538,049 acres and is 93% contained. The Monument Fire along the International Border in southeast Arizona has burned 30,526 acres and is 92% contained. The Honey Prairie Fire in Georgia has burned 283,698 acres and is is 70% contained. The critical fire conditions for today exist across southeastern Utah, northeastern Arizona, northern New Mexico, southwestern Colorado, western Kansas, and the panhandle areas of Oklahoma and Texas. Details...

Wildfire Update and Outlook for Wednesday

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 07:01:21 EDT
The Las Conchas Fire in New Mexico has burned over 60,000 acres and is only 3% contained. Twelve residences have been destroyed. The city of Los Alamos is under a mandatory evacuation, and Los Alamos National Laboratory remains closed. Significant fires are ongoing across Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Conditions are extremely critical for fires across a portion of southern Nevada. Critical fire conditions across the rest of southern and eastern Nevada, northern Arizona, southern Utah, far western Colorado, northwest New Mexico, and southeast California also exist. Details...

Wildfires

Tue, 28 Jun 2011 06:54:09 EDT
The Las Conchas Fire in New Mexico has burned over 43,597 acres. The fire is 0% contained. The city of Los Alamos is under a mandatory evacuation. The city of White Rock is under a voluntary evacuation. Los Alamos National Laboratory remains closed. The Wallow Fire in Southeast Arizona has burned over 538,048 acres. The fire is 82% contained. The Monument Fire along the International Border in southeast AZ has burned more than 30,526 acres and is 90% contained. The Honey Prairie Fire in Georgia has burned over 283,673 acres. The fire is 60% contained. Critical fire conditions exist today across central and southern Nevada, southern Utah, southeastern California, and northern Arizona. Details...

Los Alamos Wildfire and Today's Outlook

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 07:03:02 EDT
A wind-driven wildfire has forced the closure of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the evacuations of about 100 people in northern New Mexico, officials said early Monday. U.S. Forest Service officials said that the fire had burned at least six square miles and was threatening buildings, power lines, and natural gas lines. Lab officials have closed the facility. There are no other critical areas for wildfires forecast today. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 26 Jun 2011 07:25:35 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for northern Arizona and New Mexico, southeastern Utah, portions of western and central Colorado and the western Texas Panhandle. A second area spans portions of northwestern Texas and western Oklahoma. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma. Details...

Saturday's Fire Conditions and Wildfires

Sat, 25 Jun 2011 07:51:50 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for northern Arizona, southeastern Utah, and far western Colorado along with a portion of northwestern Texas and southwestern Oklahoma. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma. In Arizona, the Wallow Fire is now 67% contained and has burned 534,639 acres and the Horseshoe Two Fire is now 95% contained and has burned 222,954 acres. Lightning ignited the Juniper Road fire, located thirteen miles northeast of Rocky Point, North Carolina. It is now 15% contained and has burned 21,336 acres. Numerous residences are reported threatened. Details...

Today's Fire Conditions and Wildfires

Fri, 24 Jun 2011 07:05:27 EDT
A high danger for wildfires exists for northern Arizona, southeastern Utah, far western Colorado, and southern Nevada, as well as the eastern panhandle of Texas, northwestern Texas, western Oklahoma, and far south central Kansas. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma. Three significant wildfires continue to burn in southeastern Georgia. Lightning strikes ignited two wildfires in North Carolina last weekend, one in Pender County and the other in Bladen County. The fire in Pender has burned over 18000 acres with zero percent containment. Large areas of smoke continue to impact southeast Georgia, northeast Florida, and the adjacent coastal waters visibility restrictions from 1-3 miles and poor air quality will continue to impact areas down-wind of the fires for an extended period. Wildfires continue to burn over parts of Texas and Arizona as well. Details...

Southern Region Wildfires

Thu, 23 Jun 2011 07:07:33 EDT
Significant fires are ongoing across Texas and New Mexico. One hundred structures have been lost thus far. The White Hat Fire in central Texas is the largest fire across this region at an estimated 42,000 acres. The mandatory evacuation order for Luna, NM due to proximity of the Wallow Fire has been lifted. Hundreds of structures remain threatened across both states. Elsewhere, 18 significant fires are ongoing across Florida and southern Georgia, with the largest being the Honey Prairie Fire at 266,320 acres burned. Today's critical areas for wildfires are northwest Arizona and southern Utah. Details...

Wildfires

Wed, 22 Jun 2011 07:14:03 EDT
The Southern Plains, Southern Rockies, and much of the Coastal Southeast continue to suffer from extreme drought. In North Florida, two forest rangers were killed and two others injured fighting the resurgent Blue Ribbon Fire on Monday. The Honey Prairie Complex in southeast Georgia is the largest fire in this region at 261,663 acres. Percent containment unknown at this time. It's been reported that 52 structures have been lost, and 48 significant fires continue to burn across the Southwest US. A mandatory evacuation order is still in effect for Luna, NM due to the proximity of the Wallow Fire in eastern Arizona. Details...

Arizona Wildfires

Tue, 21 Jun 2011 07:03:40 EDT
The Wallow Fire in Southeast Arizona has burned over 519,319 acres. The fire is 56% contained. The Monument Fire along the International Border in southeast Arizona has burned more than 26,980 acres and is 27% contained. Evacuation orders remain in place for residents of the Sierra Vista area. Other fires continue in Texas, southeast Georgia, and Florida. Details...

Wildfires and Monday's Outlook

Mon, 20 Jun 2011 07:38:44 EDT
The Wallow Fire in southeast Arizona and the Monument Fire along the International Border of Arizona still continue to burn. Elsewhere, thirty new fires in Texas on Saturday scorched 18,673 acres. Today, critical areas for wildfires are forecast across southeast New Mexico and western Texas. Details...

Extremely Critical Fire Conditions Today

Sun, 19 Jun 2011 08:19:37 EDT
An extremely critical fire weather area is in effect for eastern Arizona, much of New Mexico, the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles, and far southwestern Kansas. A critical fire weather area is in effect for Arizona, New Mexico, southeastern Utah, southern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, western Oklahoma, and west and west-central Texas. The Wallow fire is 44 percent contained and has now burned 500,409 acres. Luna, New Mexico was evacuated yesterday. Evacuations remain in effect in Sunrise, Greer and Blue River, Arizona. The Horseshoe Two Fire is 75 percent contained and has burned 210,311 acres. Details...

Arizona Wildfires and Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 18 Jun 2011 08:27:42 EDT
The Wallow fire is 38 percent contained and has now burned 495,016 acres. Residents will be allowed back into Alpine Saturday morning according to the Apache County Sheriff's Office. The community of Greer remains evacuated. The Horseshoe Two Fire is 65 percent contained and has burned 206,314 acres. West Turkey Creek remains in evacuation status. Today, a critical fire weather area is in effect for northern and eastern Arizona, southeastern Utah, New Mexico, southern Colorado, western and northwestern Texas, southwestern Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Panhandle. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for a portion of north central Texas. Details...

Arizona Wildfires and Friday's Critical Fire Conditions

Fri, 17 Jun 2011 06:53:57 EDT
The Wallow Fire continues to burn, consuming 487,016 acres in Arizona and New Mexico. The U.S. Forest Service reports the fire is now 29 percent contained. The towns of Alpine and Greer, Arizona are the only two towns which remain evacuated. Fire officials said Alpine would remain evacuated for at least the next few days. Wildfires are also burning in Georgia and Colorado. High danger for wildfires exists for west and northwest Texas, southwestern Oklahoma, portions of southern Colorado, and northern and eastern Arizona and New Mexico. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. Details...

Arizona Wildfires and Thursday's Critical Fire Conditions

Thu, 16 Jun 2011 06:59:25 EDT
The Wallow Fire in east-central Arizona is now 20% contained, with additional containment likely tonight. Mandatory evacuation orders continue to slowly be eased. The Horseshoe 2 Fire in far southeast Arizona is now more than 60% contained. The Monument Fire along the International Border in southeast AZ has burned more than 5,000 acres and is 10% contained. Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across west Texas, New Mexico, much of Arizona, the southern tip of Nevada, southern Utah, and southern Colorado today. Details...

Arizona Wildfires

Wed, 15 Jun 2011 07:15:12 EDT
The Wallow Fire in east-central Arizona has impacted over 440,000 acres of mainly National Forest land since it started on May 29. The fire has now burned into New Mexico. More than 400 firefighters and support staff are battling this fire, with 10% containment thus far. The Horseshoe 2 Fire in far southeast Arizona has burned nearly 150,000 acres since it began on May 8. Containment of the fire is nearing 50% and full containment is expected by June 22. There are no other critical areas in the U.S. for wildfires forecast for Wednesday. Details...

Arizona Wildfires

Tue, 14 Jun 2011 06:56:22 EDT
The Wallow Fire in east-central Arizona has impacted over 440,000 acres of National Forest land since it started on May 29. The fire has now burned into New Mexico. More than 400 firefighters and support staff are battling this fire, with 10% containment thus far. Fire managers are optimistic that progress toward greater containment of this fire will be accomplished this week. Mandatory evacuation orders of several small mountain communities are expected to be eased and/or lifted over the next few days. The Horseshoe 2 Fire in far southeast Arizona is about 50% contained. No critical areas for wildfires are forecast elsewhere in the country today. Details...

Arizona Wildfires and Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 12 Jun 2011 08:40:33 EDT
The Wallow fire is 6% contained, on the northeast side of the fire and has now burned 430,171 acres. Burnout and holding operations continued near Greer and northeast of Alpine. The DC-10 Very Large Air Tanker (VLAT) completed two successful drops on the west flank of the fire south of Greer. The Wallow Fire has spread into New Mexico. The Horseshoe Two Fire near Portal, Arizona is 45% contained and has burned 141,301 acres and destroyed 23 structures. The fire has now established itself in Sara Deming Canyon within Chiricahua National Monument. Firefighters may need to burn out around structures in the monument to increase their chances of surviving the fire. Today, a critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of east central and northeastern Arizona, much of central and northern New Mexico, south central Colorado and far western sections of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles. Details...

Arizona Wildfires and Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 11 Jun 2011 08:11:51 EDT
The Wallow fire is 6% contained, on the northeast side of the fire and has now burned 408,887 acres. As of last night, 35 structures have been lost, including 29 residences with 2,714 threatened. Over 4400 firefighters and support staff are battling the fire. The Horseshoe Two Fire near Portal, Arizona is 45% contained and has burned 134,615 acres and destroyed 23 structures. The Coronado National Forest and Chiricahua National Monument are closed due to extreme fire danger and concern for public safety. Over 1100 firefighters and support staff are battling the fire. Today, a critical fire weather area is in effect for central and west central New Mexico and east central Arizona. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for a small portion of southern Utah, a small part of south central Colorado and portions of the Florida Panhandle. Details...

Arizona Wildfires

Fri, 10 Jun 2011 07:03:19 EDT
The Wallow Fire in east-central Arizona has grown to over 348,000 acres since it started on May 29. More than 3,000 firefighters and support staff are battling this fire, with 0% containment as of Friday morning. The Wallow Fire is the 2nd largest fire in Arizona history. The Horseshoe 2 Fire in far southeast Arizona has burned over 116,000 acres since it began on May 8. Containment of the fire was 40% this morning as the fire jumped containment lines in a few places. No other critical areas for wildfires in the U.S. are forecast for today. Details...

Arizona Wildfires and Wednesday's Fire Weather Outlook

Wed, 08 Jun 2011 07:24:56 EDT
The Wallow Fire, in eastern Arizona, has burned 389,000 acres (in parts of the Apache National Forest), and is now the second largest wildfire in the history of the state. More than 5,000 people total have been evacuated. The fire is 0% contained and has produced dense plumes of smoke visible from space. Elsewhere, high danger for wildfires exists for the Southwest into the southern High Plains. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Details...

Arizona Wildfires

Tue, 07 Jun 2011 07:21:06 EDT
There are two large wildfires burning in heavy, drought-stressed brush and timber in Arizona that will likely impact the area for the next several weeks. The Wallow fire, currently ranked as the third largest in Arizona history, has scorched 233,552 acres so far. Arizona authorities issued an evacuation order for the town of Greer Monday and advised residents of Springerville and Eagar to prepare to leave. High danger for wildfires exists today for eastern Arizona, much of New Mexico, south central and southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, and western Oklahoma. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Details...

Arizona Wildfires and Today's Fire Weather Danger Areas

Mon, 06 Jun 2011 06:59:15 EDT
There are two large wildfires burning in heavy, drought-stressed brush and timber in Arizona that will likely continue to cause impacts for the next several weeks. NOAA National Weather Service Incident Meteorologists have been providing support for both fires. Today, extremely high danger for wildfires exists for northern Arizona. High danger for wildfires exists for central and northern Arizona, western New Mexico, southeastern Utah, and far southwestern Colorado, as well as central and northern New Mexico, south central and southeastern Colorado, the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, western Oklahoma, and southwestern Kansas. Red Flag Warnings are in effect over parts of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Details...

Arizona Wildfires and Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 05 Jun 2011 08:15:45 EDT
The Wallow fire, located south and west of Alpine, Arizona, has now burned 144,100 acres in Greenlee and Apache Counties. Due to extreme fire conditions, the Apache National Forest is closed to all public entry and Blue River residents (Greenlee County) have been evacuated, along with the communities of Alpine and Nutrioso in Apache County. The Horseshoe Two fire located 5 miles south of Portal, Arizona, has now burned 100,200 acres and is 55% contained. Seven minor injuries have been reported. A mandatory evacuation order continues for the communities of Paradise, East Whitetail Canyon, and nearby residences. The Chiricahua National Monument is closed to visitors. Today, a critical fire weather area is in effect for southern Nevada, and northwestern and north central Arizona. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for a small portion of southern Utah, and portions of northwestern Florida. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions and Arizona Wildfires

Sat, 04 Jun 2011 07:41:33 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for northwestern Arizona, and southern Nevada. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of central Arizona, a small portion of south central Colorado, portions of north central Florida, and parts of southeastern Florida. Firefighters are working to contain two large wildfires in Arizona. The Wallow fire has burned 120,600 Acres in Greenlee and Apache County. In Cochise County, the Horseshoe Two fire has burned 90,200 Acres and is 50% contained. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions in Colorado

Fri, 03 Jun 2011 07:24:21 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for south central Colorado. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of northern Florida,including parts of the Florida Panhandle, and parts of central Alaska. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Thu, 02 Jun 2011 07:09:36 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for northern Arizona, far southern Utah, western, central, and northern New Mexico, and portions of southeastern and south central Colorado. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for northern Florida, extreme southeastern Alabama and central Texas. Details...

Wildfire Danger Areas

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 06:59:50 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for portions of southern Nevada, northern Mojave Desert, northern Arizona, southern Utah, extreme southwest Colorado, and west-central and northwest New Mexico. Details...

Wildfires in Texas and Alaska

Tue, 31 May 2011 07:06:49 EDT
Several significant fires broke out in the Texas Panhandle on Sunday, destroying 18 homes and displacing several hundred residents. In Alaska, northwest of Fairbanks, a new wildfire had grown to 300 acres, while lightning sparked more than a dozen fires near Fairbanks and Tok. Tuesday, high danger for wildfires exists for portions of southern Nevada and the northern Mojave Desert. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Nevada. Details...

Monday's Extremely Critical Fire Conditions

Mon, 30 May 2011 08:29:50 EDT
An extremely critical fire weather area is in effect for southwestern Kansas, far southeastern Colorado, far northeastern New Mexico, the northern Texas Panhandle and the Oklahoma Panhandle. A critical fire weather area is in effect for the central and southern Plains, and eastern and central New Mexico. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for a portion of south Texas. Details...

Extremely Critical Fire Conditions Today

Sun, 29 May 2011 08:22:02 EDT
An extremely critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of southern, central and northeastern New Mexico and the far western Texas Panhandle. A critical fire weather area is in effect for New Mexico, eastern portions of Arizona, far southeastern Utah to southwestern Colorado, far south central to southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, west Texas, and the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for much of southern Arizona, eastern California, southeastern Nevada, a portion of south Texas and central Alaska. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 28 May 2011 07:55:12 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for much of New Mexico, portions of northern and eastern Arizona, far western Texas, extreme south central Colorado, and extreme southeastern Utah. In addition Red Flag Warnings are in effect for much of southern Arizona, eastern California, southeastern Nevada, a portion of south Texas and central Alaska. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Fri, 27 May 2011 07:13:19 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across New Mexico and northeast Arizona Friday. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Wednesday

Wed, 25 May 2011 08:57:24 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across west Texas and eastern New Mexico today, and also southern Nevada and southeast California. The combination of strong west winds of 25 to 45 mph and maximum temperatures to near 100 degrees and extremely low humidities provided a combustible mix for rapid wildfire and grass-fire development in west Texas Tuesday. Fourteen new fire starts were reported in the Midland County area with 3 of those being rather significant. Details...

Fire Weather Areas Friday

Fri, 20 May 2011 06:50:03 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for the eastern plains of New Mexico and the Texas southern plains. Red Flag Warnings are in effect over parts of Texas and New Mexico today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Today

Thu, 19 May 2011 07:15:02 EDT
A critical area for wildfires is forecast across northwest Texas, eastern New Mexico, and western Oklahoma Thursday. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Today

Wed, 18 May 2011 07:11:29 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across eastern New Mexico, western portions of the Oklahoma Panhandle, and Northwest Texas Wednesday. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Tue, 17 May 2011 07:20:17 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across far west Texas, eastern southern New Mexico, and southeast Arizona Tuesday. Details...

High Danger for Wildfires Today

Mon, 16 May 2011 07:17:27 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for far southeastern Utah, extreme southwestern Colorado, eastern Arizona, western and central New Mexico, and far western Texas Monday. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 15 May 2011 08:02:38 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for northeastern and east central Arizona, northwestern and west central New Mexico and extreme southeastern Utah. In addition, Red Flag Warnings are in effect for a small portion of the Florida panhandle. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Today

Wed, 11 May 2011 07:08:48 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across west Texas, western Oklahoma, and eastern New Mexico Wednesday. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Today

Mon, 09 May 2011 07:29:51 EDT
Extremely high danger for wildfires exists for southern, central, and eastern New Mexico, western Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, far southwestern Kansas, and southeastern Colorado. High danger for wildfires exists for western Texas and New Mexico, eastern Colorado, western Oklahoma, western and central Kansas, southwestern Nebraska, and southeastern Arizona. Red Flag Warnings are in effect over parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Conditions for Today

Sun, 08 May 2011 07:28:14 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for New Mexico, western Texas, eastern and central Arizona, southeastern Utah, western Oklahoma, southwestern Kansas and parts of western and southern Colorado. Red flag warnings cover all of New Mexico, Arizona, parts of southern Nevada, parts of southern Utah, southern and central Colorado, western Kansas, western Oklahoma, western Texas and parts of northern and central Florida. Details...

Critical Areas for Potential Wildires Friday

Fri, 06 May 2011 07:21:16 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for portions of western Oklahoma, southwestern Kansas, and the eastern Texas and Oklahoma panhandles today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Wednesday

Wed, 04 May 2011 07:04:37 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across portions of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles, far northeast New Mexico, southwest Kansas, western Oklahoma, and far northwest Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Tuesday

Tue, 03 May 2011 07:20:03 EDT
There are critical areas for wildfires forecast across extreme southwest New Mexico and southeast Arizona today. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 30 Apr 2011 07:25:58 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for the lower Colorado River Valley, southeastern California and far southern Nevada. Another critical fire weather area is in effect for southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico and far western Texas. Red Flag warnings are also in effect for portions of Florida and southwestern Georgia. Details...

High Fire Danger Areas Friday

Fri, 29 Apr 2011 07:02:06 EDT
Extremely high danger for wildfires exists for much of central and eastern New Mexico, the western Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, far western Texas, and far southwestern Texas. High danger for wildfires exists for portions of northern and eastern Arizona, far southern Utah, San Luis Valley, southern Colorado, New Mexico, western Oklahoma, and central and western Texas. Red Flag Warnings are in effect from extreme southern California through Arizona and New Mexico into Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Details...

Wildfires

Thu, 28 Apr 2011 07:06:22 EDT
The Texas Forest Service responded to 13 new fires spanning 32,831 acres, including seven new large fires. Some fires are burning through areas with oil and gas wells, and storage tanks. A wildfire in Collier County Florida raged out of control Wednesday, blackening more than 1,770 acres of woods and brush, causing the mandatory evacuation of dozens of homes, closing roads and canceling school bus routes. Details...

Critical Wildfire Danger Over Parts of Texas

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 07:28:11 EDT
Large fires include the Trans-Pecos Complex Fire, burning over 615,000 acres in 36 west Texas counties. The Rock House fire, burning 230,000 acres is 75% contained. Two fires prompted the evacuation of the 800-resident community of Pleasant Farms, about 12 miles south of Odessa, TX. Reporters say two homes in the subdivision have burned. For today's outlook, there is a critical wildfire danger over South Texas, with Red Flag Warnings in effect from Eastern Arizona throughout all of New Mexico, and the western half of Texas. Details...

Extremely High Danger for Wildfires Tuesday

Tue, 26 Apr 2011 07:36:08 EDT
Extremely high danger for wildfires exists for portions of central and southern New Mexico into western Texas. High danger for wildfires exists for portions of east central and southern Arizona, central New Mexico, and much of western Texas into central Texas. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Details...

Wildfire Danger for Monday

Mon, 25 Apr 2011 06:51:35 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for much of central, southern, and eastern New Mexico, much of western Texas into western portions of central Texas and far southeastern Arizona. Red Flag Warnings are in effect across much of Arizona and Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Conditions and Texas Wildfires

Sun, 24 Apr 2011 08:19:15 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for southern New Mexico, portions of far west Texas and far southeastern Arizona. Fires continue in Texas where the PK Complex has burned 147,973 acres and is 25 percent contained. Two churches and 166 homes have been destroyed on this complex of four fires burning near Possum Kingdom Lake. The Wildcat fire is now 75 percent contained after burning 159,308 acres. All evacuation orders have been lifted. The Rockhouse fire in the Fort Davis area, has destroyed 23 homes and two commercial structures while burning over 200,000 acres and is now 75 percent contained. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 23 Apr 2011 07:22:36 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for southern New Mexico, portions of far west Texas and far southeastern Arizona. In addition, Red Flag warnings are up for portions of the Florida Panhandle. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Fri, 22 Apr 2011 07:12:13 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for most of New Mexico, portions of southeastern and south central Colorado, a small part of far western Texas and a small part of east central Arizona. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado. Details...

Critical Fire Area for New Mexico

Thu, 21 Apr 2011 07:33:55 EDT
A critical fire weather area covers New Mexico, parts of eastern Arizona, southeastern Colorado and far western Texas. Wildfires continue to burn in Texas and New Mexico. In Texas, the Possum Kingdom Fire complex has burned nearly 150,000 acres with overall containment at about 25 percent. More than 115 homes had been destroyed. The Wildcat Fire near San Angelo has burned 159,308 acres and is about 75% contained. Details...

Fires across Texas

Wed, 20 Apr 2011 07:21:43 EDT
Firefighters continue to struggle against a complex of wildfires around Possum Kingdom Reservoir west of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Officials say 149 homes and one church have been destroyed. In Palo Pinto, 400 residents were ordered to leave their homes. The Wildcat Fire in Coke County has grown to over 150,000 acres and is 30 percent contained. A number of evacuations are still in effect for Highways 277 and 208 near Tennyson, Robert Lee, and Bronte. Red Flag warnings are in effect for portions of West Texas and New Mexico. Details...

Texas and New Mexico Wildfires

Tue, 19 Apr 2011 07:26:34 EDT
Multiple wildfires are currently being fought in Texas. The Bryson Complex Fire is threatening 300 homes and multiple businesses in and around the City of Bryson, where 7,500 acres have burned and 70 people have been evacuated. The Town of Strawn has been evacuated along with 30 homes in Bunger due to the PK West Complex Fire which has burned 50,739 acres. The Wildcat Fire has burned 150,00 acres, and threatened approximately 1,000 homes. Mandatory evacuations are in effect for the community of Bronte. In New Mexico, the Tire Fire has burned 17,000 acres and threatened 275 homes along with businesses and phone, gas and power lines in and around the Cities of Clovis and Portales. Three homes have been destroyed. A Critical area for wildfires is forecast across southern Oklahoma, western central Texas, and much of New Mexico. Details...

Texas Wildfires

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 06:08:21 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for southeastern Arizona, much of New Mexico southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, southwestern Oklahoma and western Texas. In addition Red Flag warnings are in effect for southeastern Kentucky. Wildfires continue to burn with 18 new fires reported on Sunday. Over one million acres have burned in Texas. The Wildcat Fire has burned about 130,000 acres with 10 percent containment and currently threatens 40-50 homes. The PK East Fire has burned about 1,000 acres. The city of Strawn and portions of Palo Pinto County are under a mandatory evacuation order. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Conditions and Texas Wildfires

Sun, 17 Apr 2011 07:52:19 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for southeastern Arizona, much of New Mexico southeastern Colorado, the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, southwestern Oklahoma and western Texas. Red flag warnings are also in effect for a small part of the Florida Panhandle, southwestern Georgia and southeastern Alabama. Multiple fires continue to burn in Texas where the Trans Pecos Fire Complex has burned over 425,000 acres, the Frying Pan Ranch, Wildcat, Rock House and Cannon Group fires have burned over 350,000 additional acres. Details...

Wildfires in West Texas

Sat, 16 Apr 2011 08:07:07 EDT
Low relative humidity, drought conditions and ongoing fires will lead to an enhanced wildfire threat over a widespread are of the southern High Plains where a critical fire weather area is in effect. Three fires burning in West Texas have charred a combined 400,000 acres and destroyed at least 60 homes on Friday. Red flag warnings are also in effect for the western part of the Florida Panhandle and a portion of southwestern Kansas. Details...

High Wildfire Danger - Friday

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 07:12:39 EDT
Wildfires continue across parts of the Southern Plains. The Trans-Pecos Complex of fires in Texas remain active, increasing in size, and causing smoke along roadways in the area, resulting in road closures. Homes have been evacuated. For Friday, extremely high danger for wildfires exists for the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, southwestern Oklahoma, and north central Texas. High danger for wildfires exists for eastern Colorado, the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, western Oklahoma, and much of Texas. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Details...

Wildfires in Texas and Colorado - Critical Areas Elsewhere

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 06:38:22 EDT
The Texas Forest Service has responded to 81 fires in the past seven days which have burned almost 700 square miles across the state. More than 900 firefighters from Texas and 33 other states have been called in to battle the fires. More than 500 homes have been evacuated. A wildfire continues in Bent County, Colorado as well. More than 13,500 acres have been burned, however the fire is 80 percent contained. Today, very high danger for wildfires exists for portions of western and northwestern Texas, the southern Texas panhandle, far southeastern Oklahoma, and east central New Mexico. High danger for wildfires exists for much of New Mexico, western and northwestern Texas, western and central Oklahoma, and portions of southeastern Oklahoma. Red Flag Warnings are in effect over parts of New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Conditions Wednesday

Wed, 13 Apr 2011 07:29:00 EDT
Critical to Extreme Fire Weather conditions are forecast across southeast New Mexico and west Texas throughout the day, due to low relative humidity and gusty winds. Red Flag Warnings are in effect over all of New Mexico, extending into West Texas and Northeastern Arizona. Details...

Fire Weather Areas for Tuesday

Tue, 12 Apr 2011 07:07:22 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for western Kansas, southeastern Colorado, central and eastern New Mexico, the Oklahoma panhandle, and western Texas. Red Flag Warnings are in effect across parts of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. Details...

Wildfires - Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 07:05:52 EDT
Several very large new wildfires broke out this past weekend across Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico destroying up to 90 homes. In Texas, at least 70 homes were destroyed and over 200,000 acres were burned. Numerous roads and highways around the affected areas have been closed. The governors of both Oklahoma and Texas have declared states of emergency or disaster proclamations for parts of their states, due to the wildfires. Today, high danger of wildfires exists for much of south Texas, and Red Flag Warnings are in effect. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions and Texas Wildfire

Sun, 10 Apr 2011 08:00:24 EDT
An extremely critical fire weather area is in effect for western Texas and the eastern Texas panhandle, western Oklahoma and far southwestern Kansas. A critical fire weather area is in effect for eastern and southern New Mexico, western and northwestern Texas, western and central Oklahoma, and northeastern and central Kansas. The Swenson fire has burned 71,000 acres near Swenson, Texas and is 25 percent contained. Details...

Extremely Critical Fire Conditions Today

Sat, 09 Apr 2011 07:54:42 EDT
An extremely critical fire weather area is in effect for eastern and southeastern Colorado, far western and southwestern Kansas, the Oklahoma Panhandle and far northeastern New Mexico. A critical fire weather area is in effect for eastern Colorado, southwestern to south central Nebraska, western Kansas, western Texas and Oklahoma, and eastern to southern New Mexico. Details...

Critical Wildfire Areas Friday

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 06:59:58 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for much of New Mexico, southeastern Arizona, large portions of west Texas, western Oklahoma, southeastern Colorado, and southwestern Kansas today. Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches are in effect for these areas. Details...

West Texas Wildfires and Other Critical Areas.

Thu, 07 Apr 2011 07:18:54 EDT
Multiple fires started across the Permian Basin during the early afternoon hours on Wednesday. One of these fires started in Midland, TX. Two wildfires are currently in Andrews County. Multiple structures and highways are threatened. The outlook for today shows critical areas for wildfires across west Texas, eastern New Mexico, western Oklahoma, and southeast Colorado. Details...

Wildfires Wednesday

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 07:36:04 EDT
A fire near Fort Collins, Colorado has burned approximately 3,200 acres and is fifteen percent contained. Approximately 200 homes are threatened and fifteen homes were destroyed Tuesday. In New Mexico, a fire has burned approximately 10,341 acres and is 35 percent contained. Approximately 100 homes are threatened and four homes were destroyed. Today, high danger of wildfires exists for a large part of New Mexico, west and western north central Texas, far southwestern Oklahoma, and far southeastern Arizona. Red Flag Warnings are in effect over parts of the southern Plains. Details...

Critical Area for Wildfires Tuesday

Tue, 05 Apr 2011 07:07:04 EDT
A critical area for wildfires is forecast across central Kansas, Oklahoma, and north-central Texas today. Details...

Numerous Wildfires

Mon, 04 Apr 2011 07:15:09 EDT
Numerous fires have broken out across parts of New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Many are still burning and causing evacuations. In addition, high wildfire danger exists for southern Oklahoma and much of north central and central south Texas. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Texas and Kansas. Details...

Extremely Critical Fire Conditions Today

Sun, 03 Apr 2011 08:04:43 EDT
An extremely critical fire weather area is in effect for southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles, western Texas, Western Oklahoma, and central and eastern New Mexico. A critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of the southwestern U.S deserts, southwestern portions of the Central Plains and western Portions of the southern Plains. Sustained winds of 20 to 40 MPH are expected over the extreme fire weather area with gusts of 50 to 75 MPH possible. High temperatures are expected to peak from the mid 70s in southeastern Colorado to near 100 degrees over parts of the southern High Plains. Relative humidity values are expected to range from the lower single digits to the lower teens. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 02 Apr 2011 07:41:31 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for a large portion of the central and southern High Plains into the Four Corners region. Strong winds of 20 to 30 MPH are expected to develop during the daytime hours across much of the risk area. This in combination with diurnally driven low relative humidities into the 15 to 20 percent range would support fire growth in areas more removed from the Rockies. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area Thrusday

Thu, 31 Mar 2011 07:22:12 EDT
A critical area for wildfires is forecast in the high plains foothills, along the front range in eastern Colorado today. Details...

High Fire Danger Monday

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 07:08:27 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for much of New Mexico, parts of southeastern Colorado, and far west Texas. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado as well. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 27 Mar 2011 07:50:07 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for eastern New Mexico and portions of southeastern Colorado. Over this area, sustained wind speeds near 20 MPH gusting to near 35 MPH will quickly dry out fine fuels. Additionally, minimum relative humidity values of 10-15 percent are expected as temperatures warm into the 60s to low 70s. Details...

Wildfires

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 07:13:22 EDT
Thursday afternoon, a wildfire started near the town of Dorchester, SC. The fire quickly spread from 60 acres to near 1,100 acres. Evacuations were ordered for the town of Dorchester. A wildfire also started Thursday afternoon near the town of Ludowici, Georgia. Mandatory and voluntary evacuations were reported there. A wildfire that started last weekend in Onslow County (Camp Lejeune), North Carolina, continues to burn. The fire has burned about 3,000 acres and has closed numerous roads. Elsewhere, high danger for wildfires exists for much of New Mexico, parts of southeastern Colorado, and far west Texas. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. Details...

South Carolina Wildfire and other Critical Areas

Thu, 24 Mar 2011 07:29:15 EDT
As of late Wednesday night, 30% of the South Carolina fire had been contained in the McClellanville area near the Georgetown/Charleston county line. The size of the fire remains at 1,100 acres, according to local media sources. Elsewhere, critical areas for wildfires are forecast for southeast Colorado, much of New Mexico, and extreme west Texas today. Details...

Wildfires in Kansas and Colorado

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:06:08 EDT
A wildfire along Bear Creek is west of Johnson City, Kansas, and began Tuesday morning. The fire is estimated to have burned 60 square miles. The wildfire in Colorado, just outside Golden, continues to burn. The fire started Sunday and has burned about 1,200 acres. It is about 15% contained. Elsewhere, high danger for wildfires exists for southeastern Missouri, northern Arkansas, and the southeast coastal plains. Red Flag Warnings are in effect over parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Kansas. Details...

Colorado Wild Fire

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 08:17:03 EDT
A fire is threatening approximately 265 residences in and around the Golden Gate Canyon subdivision near the City of Golden. Mandatory evacuations have been issued for more than 100 primary residences and volunteer evacuations for approximately 165 residences. Also threatened are businesses, power utilities, Colorado State Park facilities, and the local watershed. Elsewhere, extreme areas for wildfires are forecast across western Oklahoma and north Texas with critical areas forecast for eastern Colorado New Mexico, much of Kansas, and west Texas. Details...

Fire Weather Areas for Monday

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 07:57:26 EDT
Extremely high fire danger exists for central and northeastern New Mexico, northwestern Texas panhandle, western Oklahoma panhandle, far southeastern Colorado, and southwestern Kansas. High fire danger exists for most of New Mexico, far western Texas, Texas and Oklahoma panhandle, eastern Colorado, western Kansas, and parts of eastern Arizona. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for these areas. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 08:31:03 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. In addition, Red Flag warnings are in effect for low humidity, strong winds and dry fuels in portions of southern Colorado and for humidities below 35 percent and strong winds in southwestern Florida. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 19 Mar 2011 08:16:55 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for portions of central New Mexico due to sustained surface winds approaching 25 MPH with temperatures rising into the 70s/80s and relative humidity values dropping to between 6 and 15 percent. In addition, Red Flag warnings are in effect for low humidity, strong winds and unstable conditions in areas below 6500 feet in portions of southwest and central Colorado. Details...

Ciritical Wildfire Areas Thursday

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 07:18:14 EDT
There are critical areas for wildfires forecast across the eastern parts of Colorado New Mexico today. Details...

Wildfires - Florida

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 07:25:39 EDT
An 85-acre wildfire threatened nearly a dozen homes on Kicklighter Road in Lake Helen, FL on Tuesday night. No injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged, but the spokeswoman said firefighters are "actively protecting" homes which have been endangered by flying embers. Elsewhere in the U.S., there are no critical areas for wildfires forecast. Details...

High Danger for Wildfires Friday

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 06:57:53 EST
High danger of wildfires exists for west central Texas, the southern Texas panhandle, southwestern Oklahoma, and east central New Mexico. High danger for wildfires also exists for the foothills of north central Colorado. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Details...

Wildfire Danger Tuesday

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 08:01:15 EST
Extreme danger for wildfires is forecast across west Texas today. A wildfire burning out of control in southwestern New Mexico Monday has destroyed numerous homes and threatened hundreds more, prompting the evacuation of about 200 homes. According to a New Mexico Forestry Department spokesman, the fire has burned 500 to 1,000 acres. Details...

High Wildfire Danger Today

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 06:56:57 EST
Extremely high danger for wildfires exists for southwestern and south central New Mexico into portions of the Trans-Pecos of Texas. High danger for wildfires exists for southeastern Arizona, portions of central, southern, and eastern New Mexico, and portions of western Texas. Red Flag Warnings are in effect over parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Details...

Florida Wildfire

Thu, 03 Mar 2011 07:08:26 EST
A fire known as the “Iron Horse Wildfire" began February 28th near the town of Oak Hill in rural northern Volusia County, FL and has since grown to more than 16,000 acres. A 21-mile stretch of Interstate 95 and US-1 were closed several times due to dense smoke and flames, with the latest closure occurring Wednesday afternoon. Media reports indicate that I-95 has now been reopened. Elsewhere, a critical area for wildfires is forecast across northeast New Mexico today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area for Portions of S. Texas

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 07:35:39 EST
Numerous wildfires broke out Sunday across southeastern New Mexico, west Texas, and western Oklahoma from a combination of strong winds, very warm temperatures, and a bone-dry air-mass across areas experiencing moderate to severe drought. Preliminary reports indicate that nearly 80,000 acres were burned, including at least 50 homes. Thousands of residents were evacuated. Today, there are critical fire weather areas for portions of S. Texas. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 27 Feb 2011 08:02:24 EST
An extremely critical fire weather area has been declared for far eastern New Mexico, western Texas, the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles and far western Oklahoma. Critical fire weather conditions are expected over eastern New Mexico, central Texas, western Oklahoma, southwestern Kansas and southeastern Colorado. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 26 Feb 2011 08:10:58 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for the southeastern Arizona, most of southern and eastern New Mexico, the Oklahoma Panhandle, western Texas and far southeastern Colorado. A dry air mass is settled over the Southwest with relative humidities in the single digits to low teens. This along with temperatures in the upper 60s to mid 80s and wind speeds near 20 to 30 MPH with gusts at or above 40 MPH are contributing to the fire weather danger. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 07:16:34 EST
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across eastern New Mexico Friday, with high wind watches for much of west Texas and southern New Mexico. Details...

Critical Fire Areas for Thursday

Thu, 24 Feb 2011 06:57:45 EST
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across west Texas and eastern New Mexico today, due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 20 Feb 2011 08:02:06 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for the southern and central High Plains. Sustained westerly surface winds up to 20 MPH are forecast to develop as a surface low pressure exits across the central Plains. Downslope drying with relative humidity values as low as 10 percent along with ongoing moderate to severe drought will result in a critical wind driven fire threat. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 19 Feb 2011 07:57:56 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for central and eastern Virginia, central Maryland, and north central to northeastern North Carolina. The combination of very dry air advecting southeastward across the region and enhanced drying in the lee of the Appalachians will lead to relative humidity values in the teens and 20s over much of Virginia and North Carolina, with values closer to 30 percent over central Maryland. Sustained wind speeds will range from 15-20 MPH over North Carolina, 20-30 MPH across Virginia, and possibly in excess of 30 MPH over northern Virginia and central Maryland. In addition red flag warnings have been issued for southeast New Mexico and southwestern Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Thu, 17 Feb 2011 07:29:13 EST
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across the western High Plains of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and eastern New Mexico Thursday. Details...

Danger for Wildfires Exists Today

Wed, 16 Feb 2011 07:12:49 EST
High danger for wildfires exists for northeast New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles, southwestern Kansas, and southeastern Colorado Wednesday. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of the southern and central High Plains as well as the Southwest. Details...

High danger for wildfires exists Monday.

Mon, 14 Feb 2011 07:15:20 EST
High danger for wildfires exists for upstate South Carolina, much of western and central North Carolina, the Virginia Piedmont and coastal plain, and southern Maryland. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Details...

Critical fire weather area Tuesday

Tue, 08 Feb 2011 07:44:52 EST
A critical fire weather area is forecast for far west Texas, southern New Mexico, and southeast Arizona due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Details...

Possible Wildfire Danger in Southern Texas Today

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 07:16:26 EST
High danger for wildfires is expected across southern Texas Tuesday. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 29 Jan 2011 08:13:30 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for portions of the Trans-Pecos and Permian Basin of far western Texas and extreme southeastern New Mexico due to unseasonably warm temperatures, strong winds and low relative humidities, and moderate to severe drought conditions. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 22 Jan 2011 07:46:46 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for the southern plains and west Texas, extending into the far southern Texas Panhandle due to increasing southwesterly winds becoming sustained between 20-25 MPH with gusts to 35 MPH. Relative humidity values will likely fall into the lower-mid teens. In addition, a red flag warning is in effect across Alabama and the Florida panhandle on Saturday and across the Florida panhandle on Sunday. Dry air will continue to affect the area with relative humidities below 25 percent. A red flag warning is also in effect for portions of eastern Florida where gusty west to northwest winds of 15 to 20 mph will accompany higher gusts. Much drier air will be drawn into the area with long durations of critical relative humidity around 30 percent are expected. A red flag warning is issued when very favorable conditions for the spread of wildfire are occurring now, or will likely occur within the next 24 hours. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area for SW Florida

Wed, 12 Jan 2011 07:45:48 EST
There is a critical fire weather area in south western Florida today. Despite the cool temperatures, the area has experienced a lack of rainfall and low humidity. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:02:03 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for portions of northwestern to north central Texas and southwestern Oklahoma. In addition a red flag warning has been issued for southeast New Mexico for continued dry and windy conditions, along with high fire danger. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 26 Dec 2010 04:23:09 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for the interior central and southern Florida Peninsula. Sustained afternoon west-northwesterly surface wind speeds of 20-30 MPH with higher gusts, relative humidity values in the 30 to 40 percent range and lack of appreciable rainfall in the past 24 hours will lead to a period of critical fire conditions. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Monday

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 06:46:06 EST
High danger for wildfires exists for southeastern New Mexico and southwestern Texas into western north Texas today. Red Flag Warnings are in effect over parts of New Mexico and Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area Wednesday

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 07:18:16 EST
A critical area for wildfires is forecast across eastern New Mexico and western and north-central Texas today. Details...

Possible Florida Wildfire Danger Today

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 07:33:16 EST
High danger for wildfires is expected over parts of central Florida Monday. Red Flag Warnings are in effect. Details...

Wildfire Danger in Texas Monday

Mon, 29 Nov 2010 07:18:02 EST
High danger for wildfires exists for portions of north central and southwestern Texas Monday. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Texas. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 28 Nov 2010 08:05:17 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, eastern and southern New Mexico, and western Texas. Sustained afternoon southwesterly surface wind speeds of 20-25 MPH with higher speeds likely in preferred down-slope locations are expected. This, with a very dry air mass in place will result in afternoon relative humidity values below 15 percent leading to critical fire weather conditions. Details...

Wednesday's Critical Fire Conditions

Wed, 24 Nov 2010 07:50:39 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for far southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, eastern New Mexico, northwestern and far western Texas, and far western Oklahoma. Warm temperatures, relative humidities in the single digits to low teens, and sustained winds near 20 to 30 MPH with occasional gusts near 40 MPH are expected in and near the critical areas. Details...

High Danger for Wildfires Monday

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 07:44:07 EST
High danger for wildfires exists for southeastern Colorado, extreme northeastern New Mexico, western Oklahoma, and the Texas panhandle on Monday. Red Flag Warnings are also in effect for part of southeastern Colorado. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 21 Nov 2010 07:23:17 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for central and southeastern Colorado, eastern New Mexico, northwestern Texas, the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, and southwestern Kansas. A slight increase in moisture will lead to relative humidities in the teens. Winds are anticipated to be stronger today, with sustained speeds near 20 TO 30 MPH and occasional gusts to 40 MPH. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 20 Nov 2010 08:11:47 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for eastern New Mexico and far northwestern Texas. An extremely dry air mass will bring another afternoon with critically low relative humidities in the upper single digits and lower teens. Highs in the 80s with sustained winds near 20 MPH and occasional gusts to 30 MPH will enhance the threat of wind-driven fires. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area in Texas Monday

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 07:12:01 EST
High danger for wildfires exists for southwestern Texas. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Texas. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 13 Nov 2010 08:14:54 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for the southern California Mountains and adjacent coastal areas. Northeasterly low-level winds will strengthen by mid to late morning, with sustained speeds from 20-30 MPH possible. Dry air along with daytime heating will favor minimum relative humidity values in the low to mid teens. In addition Red flag conditions are forecast for parts of eastern and southern Alabama, and portions of Georgia. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Tuesday

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 07:06:43 EST
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across extreme eastern New Mexico, northwest Texas, western Oklahoma, and southwest Kansas due to wind,unseasonable warmth, and low relative humidity. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 07 Nov 2010 07:18:10 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for the Texas Panhandle, western and northern Oklahoma, southeastern Colorado and much of Kansas. Relative humidity values are expected to be in the low teens to 20 percent for the area along with sustained winds of 20 to 30 MPH and gusts approaching 40 MPH. In addition Red flag conditions are forecast for portions of western Missouri. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 30 Oct 2010 07:15:45 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for southern Indiana, western Kentucky and southern Illinois. Low end critical conditions are expected for a few hours this afternoon. Southwesterly surface winds will increase ahead of a cold front with sustained winds 15-20 MPH and gusts at or above 25 MPH. In addition Red flag conditions are forecast for northern Alabama, portions of the Florida Panhandle, southeastern Missouri, and portions of southwestern Ohio. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. Details...

Fire Weather for Friday

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:33:14 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for the Texas panhandle, northwestern Oklahoma, and central Kansas today. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Oklahoma and Kansas. Details...

Fire Weather for Thursday

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 07:24:30 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast from the Texas Gulf Coast to Alabama and the panhandles of West Virginia and Maryland. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for southern Texas, Louisiana, and most of Alabama. Details...

Critical Fire Areas Today

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 07:14:15 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across east-central Colorado and most of Kansas Wednesday. Details...

Critical Fire Areas for Tuesday

Tue, 26 Oct 2010 07:19:29 EDT
A critical area for wildfires is forecast across extreme northwest Kansas and extends into northeast Colorado Tuesday. Details...

Wildfire Danger Monday

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 06:53:44 EDT
High danger for wildfires exits for portions of southwestern and west central Texas and extreme southeastern New Mexico today. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 23 Oct 2010 07:44:33 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for portions of the lower and middle Mississippi and lower Ohio Valleys. Sustained surface winds from 12 to 20 MPH with gusts to near 30 MPH appear likely during most of the afternoon. Well above-normal temperatures from the upper 70s to upper 80s will support relative humidity values falling to between 18 and 25 percent. Given moderate to extreme drought across the region, a low-end critical threat is expected. In addition Red flag conditions are forecast for northern Georgia, much of Alabama and much of the Florida Panhandle. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. Details...

Critical Area for Wildfires Thursday

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 07:46:01 EDT
A critical area for wildfires is forecast in the Lower Ohio Valley. Details...

Fire weather for Sunday

Sun, 17 Oct 2010 07:57:57 EDT
Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches are in effect for parts of the Southeast as a result of long duration of very low humidity. A very dry airmass will persist across the region today with lowest humidity values expected in the 20 to 25 percent range Sunday afternoon.High pressure will begin to move east of the area on Monday, resulting in a gradual increase in moisture. Details...

Fire Weather Danger Areas in Southeast U.S.

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 07:20:26 EDT
High danger of wildfires exists for parts of western South Carolina, north central Georgia, and far northeastern Alabama. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. Details...

Wildfire Danger in California Tuesday

Tue, 12 Oct 2010 09:11:19 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for portions of northern California today. Red Flag Warnings are also in effect. Elsewhere, a fire that had grown to about 500 acres near Traskwood, Arkansas was contained Sunday evening. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 08:05:01 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for western coastal portions of Northern California due to warm temperatures, relative humidity values of 15 to 25 percent, and wind gusts to around 35 to 40 MPH. In addition Red flag conditions are forecast for northwestern Georgia, southeastern Alabama and much of the Florida Panhandle. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. Details...

Wildfire Danger for Friday

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 07:15:02 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for western Kansas and the Oklahoma panhandle today. Details...

Fire Weather Area for Thursday

Thu, 07 Oct 2010 07:11:33 EDT
A critical area for wildfires is forecast across northeast Wyoming today. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 03 Oct 2010 08:01:50 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for southern Mississippi, southern Alabama, and the western Florida Panhandle. In addition Red flag conditions are forecast for much of northern Florida, southern Alabama, southern and central Mississippi, extreme southeastern Arkansas, and northeastern Louisiana. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. Details...

Utah Wildfire Continues

Wed, 22 Sep 2010 06:15:19 EDT
The wildfire that began Sunday afternoon near the community of Herriman, Utah, about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City, is now 50% contained. Evacuation orders remained in effect for another 250 homes near the fire's western flank, where officials said the blaze was most active. The fire was ignited by Army National Guard members during weekend machine-gun training. Three houses were destroyed and a fourth was damaged. Residents of more than 1,600 homes were originally forced to flee the area. Details...

Utah Wildfire

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 10:10:45 EDT
A wildfire that began Sunday afternoon near the community of Herriman, Utah, about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City, continues to burn Tuesday. The wildfire has grown to near 3,500 acres and roughly 1,600 homes have been evacuated, with at least three homes burned. Seven area schools were closed on Monday. Details...

Utah Wildfire

Mon, 20 Sep 2010 06:24:54 EDT
A wildfire started from machine gun training exercises on Sunday afternoon at Camp Williams Utah National Guard Training Facility, approximately 25 miles south of Salt Lake City. It spread rapidly due to strong winds and very low relative humidity. The fire is threatening the city of Herriman, Utah and over 1200 homes have been evacuated. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 19 Sep 2010 07:18:45 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for eastern and southern Nevada, western and northern Utah, southeastern Idaho, southern Wyoming and northwestern Colorado. In addition Red Flag conditions are forecast for a small portion of east central California, much of eastern and central Nevada, southeastern Idaho, much of Wyoming and western Colorado. A Red Flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. Details...

Wildfires in Colorado

Mon, 13 Sep 2010 07:07:43 EDT
The Four Mile Canyon fire was reported to be 87 percent contained. The fire size is approximately 6,250 acres. Containment of the Four Mile Canyon fire is expected today. The total structures destroyed at this time remains 172. No fatalities or injuries, related to this wildfire event have been reported. A second fire is now actively burning west of Loveland, Colorado, in Larimer County. This fire began Sunday morning and has rapidly grown to 600 acres. Evacuations are underway in the Pinewood and Saddle Notch subdivisions. At least one home, four out buildings and one RV have been lost. Details...

Colorado Wildfires

Sat, 11 Sep 2010 07:32:06 EDT
The Four Mile Canyon Fire, northwest of Boulder, Colorado, was reported to be 30 percent contained, with a revised coverage of 6,422 acres burned. Calmer winds and optimism about containment are allowing authorities to give the all-clear for about 2,000 residents to return to their homes in areas that didn't burn. At least 169 homes have been destroyed. Details...

Wildfire Danger Friday

Fri, 10 Sep 2010 06:08:23 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for portions of southern Wyoming, north central Colorado, and southwestern Nebraska panhandle Friday. The Four Mile Canyon Fire, northwest of Boulder, Colorado, was reported to be 30 percent contained, with a revised coverage of 6,365 acres burned. Twenty subdivisions west of Boulder have been evacuated and three major County Roads remained closed. Details...

Colorado Wildfires and other Fire Critical Areas

Thu, 09 Sep 2010 06:03:07 EDT
The Four Mile Canyon Fire, which started Monday, September 6, has burned approximately 7,100 acres. Multiple structures have been lost and many remain threatened. The fire cause remains under investigation. Communities impacted by this fire include Four Mile Canyon, Sunshine Canyon, Gold Hill, Sugarloaf, Pinebrook Hills, and Boulder Heights. Approximately 3,500 residents from 1,000 homes are under mandatory evacuation. At least 135 of those homes have been destroyed, making the fire one of the most destructive in Colorado's history. Elsewhere, high danger for wildfires exists for portions of Wyoming, northwestern and north central Colorado, northeastern Arizona, and the Four Corners region. Details...

Critical Areas for Wildfires

Wed, 08 Sep 2010 06:46:59 EDT
Two critical areas for wildfires are forecast for Wednesday. One encompasses eastern and southern Nevada, western Utah, and northwest Arizona. The other includes southeast Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, northern Delaware, most of Maryland, District of Columbia, eastern West Virginia panhandle, and northern Virginia. Elsewhere, the fire that began on Sept. 6 in Four Mile Canyon has impacted many communities in Colorado, and approximately 3,500 residents are under mandatory evacuation. Multiple structures have been lost, including 4 homes belonging to firefighters. Details...

Wildfire in Colorado

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 06:11:40 EDT
A fire known as the "The West Side Emerson Fire" started Monday morning, just west of Boulder, CO. Approximately 2,200 acres had burned. No fatalities or injuries related to this wildfire event have been reported. Mandatory evacuations were issued for the Gold Hill area. The communities of Mountain Meadows and Mountain Pines were also evacuated. An estimated 3,000 people are being evacuated. At least two structures and one fire truck have been destroyed. An unknown number of other structures are threatened by this wildfire. Highway 119 and many other roads are shut down due to the wildfire. There are no new fire weather areas Tuesday. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 05 Sep 2010 07:08:16 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for most of the central and eastern Great Basin to the central Rockies due to increased southwesterly winds and very warm, dry air ahead of a sharp cold front. A second critical fire weather area is in effect for a small portion of the eastern Texas Panhandle, northwestern Oklahoman and southwestern Kansas. In addition Red flag conditions are forecast for much of northern and central Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 04 Sep 2010 07:27:25 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for much of south central Idaho, and northeastern Nevada. The approach of a weak mid-level impulse off the southwestern Oregon Coast timed with the diurnal heating cycle should result in areas of low-end critical fire conditions. Deep vertical mixing will promote sustained surface winds near 20 mph with gusts of 30 to 35 MPH, as relative humidity values become low (between 6 and 12 percent). In addition Red flag conditions are forecast for a portion of southern California, southern and western Utah, northern Georgia, most of southern and central New Jersey and far southeastern Pennsylvania. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area Monday - Wyoming

Mon, 30 Aug 2010 06:22:11 EDT
Critical area for wildfires are forecast for portions of east central Wyoming. Details...

Critical fire weather area for northwestern Arizona, southwestern Utah, and extreme southeastern Nevsada, southeastern California, and far northwestern Arizona

Sun, 29 Aug 2010 07:35:31 EDT
A broad zone of strong southwesterly wind flow will extend from southern California into the Northern Plains. Dry and windy conditions will lead to elevated fire weather conditions across northwestern Arizona and southwestern Utah. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible from the Sierra Nevada Mountains eastward into the Rockies and High Plains. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 28 Aug 2010 07:30:12 EDT
A critical fire weather area is in effect for much of Nevada, western Utah, southeastern California and far northwestern Arizona. In this area, sustained surface wind speeds of 20-30 MPH with gusts of 35-45 MPH are expected to develop by late morning. Very dry mid-level air will readily mix down to the surface and result in min relative humidity values ranging from the single digits to the lower teens. Red flag warnings are also in effect for much of the critical fire weather area and portions of southeastern Idaho. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. Details...

Critical Areas for Wildfires Thursday

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 06:32:16 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across the Northern Rockies, including the states of Montana, Idaho, northeast California, northern Nevada and eastern Washington and Oregon. This is due to low relative humidity, hot temperatures and increasing winds, associated with a cold frontal passage in the western portion of this area and the additional threat of dry thunderstorms. Details...

Fire Danger Areas Wednesday

Wed, 25 Aug 2010 06:05:32 EDT
High fire danger exists for parts of the Pacific Northwest due to hot temperatures, low relative humidity, and strong winds. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of western Washington and Oregon, southeast Oregon, and southwest Idaho. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 22 Aug 2010 07:21:49 EDT
A critical fire weather area, with red flag warnings, is in effect for much of Wyoming into central South Dakota and North Dakota and for much of central Nevada. Red flag warnings are also in effect for portions of Montana, Nebraska and Hawaii. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 21 Aug 2010 07:28:27 EDT
A Critical fire weather area, with red flag warnings, is in effect for Northeastern California, southeastern Oregon, Nevada, western Utah, southern Idaho and southwestern Montana. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. Details...

Critical fire areas Tuesday

Tue, 17 Aug 2010 06:06:25 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across the interior parts of Oregon today due to dry thunderstorms. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Conditions

Sun, 15 Aug 2010 06:47:55 EDT
A Critical fire weather area, with red flag warnings, are in effect for southern Oregon and far northern California. Scattered thunderstorms with numerous lightning strikes are expected where fuels are sufficiently dry enough to allow fire starts by lightning strikes. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. Details...

Wildfire Areas

Thu, 12 Aug 2010 06:16:32 EDT
There are critical areas for wildfires forecast across south-central Wyoming today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Wednesday

Wed, 11 Aug 2010 06:26:06 EDT
Critical areas for wild fires are forecast across east-central Nevada and west-central Utah today. Details...

California Wildfires

Sat, 31 Jul 2010 08:27:56 EDT
Crews continued to make significant progress containing the Bull Fire. In the next several days, firefighters will work to ensure that the fire lines are secure, as well as conduct repair of areas damaged from fire suppression activities. A few hot spots remain well inside the interior of the western portion of the fire, as well as in a small portion along the eastern flank. The fire has burned 16,460 acres and is considered to be 65% contained. Firefighters appeared to be gaining control of the Crown fire near Palmdale where 13,000 acres have burned so far. About 300 homes were under evacuation orders. Red flag Warnings are in effect today for southeast Washington, northwest Oregon, southeast Idaho, and northwest Nevada. Details...

California Wildfires

Fri, 30 Jul 2010 07:01:59 EDT
Two wildfires continue to burn in Kern County, California. The cause of both wildfires still has not yet been determined. The “Bull Fire” started in the northern part of the county near the community of Kernville and has burned more than 16,000 acres, while the "West Fire" began in the area of Blackburn Canyon and burned 1,436 acres. A third fire, the McDonald Fire, is located in northern California three miles northeast of Termo. This fire is currently 7000 acres across, and about 10% contained. No other critical fire areas exists today across the United States. Details...

Wildfires in California and Idaho

Thu, 29 Jul 2010 07:18:17 EDT
Two wildfires in the southern Sierra mountains have destroyed dozens of homes and forced evacuations in remote areas of California as hundreds of firefighters work to contain the flames. California proclaimed a state of emergency, as more than 15,000 acres have burned. In Eagle, Idaho, lightning caused a wildfire which burned four homes. Two homes were destroyed and two homes were damaged. The wildfire that started Wednesday afternoon has burned approximately 2500 acres. There are no new critical areas for wildfires Thursday. Details...

Wildfire in California

Wed, 28 Jul 2010 07:18:22 EDT
As of Tuesday afternoon, the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Kern County Fire Department were still battling a growing wildfire in the Sequoia National Forest near Kernville, California. The fire began Monday afternoon and destroyed several primary residences in the area. Elsewhere in the U.S., there are no other critical areas for wildfires Wednesday. Details...

Critical Fire Danger

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 07:33:02 EDT
Critical danger for wildfires is expected in Southern Nevada and Western Utah Wednesday. Details...

Fire Weather for Tuesday

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 07:27:30 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across much of Wyoming Today. Details...

Critical Area for Fires Monday

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 07:31:21 EDT
There are critical areas for wildfires forecast across eastern Washington and northeast Oregon today. Details...

Critical fire weather area for parts of Nevada, Utah, and Arizona on Saturday

Sat, 03 Jul 2010 07:20:12 EDT
An upper trough will stall across the western states with an axis extending across the Great Basin and into the Desert Southwest. At the surface, a cold front will extend from Central Nevada into northern Utah. A very dry air mass will remain south of the front, with gusty winds and critical fire conditions from northern Arizona into Southern Utah. Elsewhere, very warm and dry weather will persist under an upper ridge east of the Mississippi River with light winds most areas. Details...

Danger for Wildfires Today

Fri, 02 Jul 2010 06:58:52 EDT
Critical fire weather areas exist today for eastern Nevada, northwestern Arizona, and western Utah. Details...

High Danger for Wildfires Today

Thu, 01 Jul 2010 07:24:24 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for parts of southern and east central Nevada and west central Utah. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Wednesday

Wed, 30 Jun 2010 07:38:20 EDT
There are critical areas for wildfires forecast across east-central and southern Nevada, and far west-central Utah today. Details...

Arizona Wildfires

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 07:12:32 EDT
Progress is being made on the Arizona wildfires outside of Flagstaff, as residents are allowed to return to their homes. Efforts to fight the blaze will continue. There are no new areas for wildfires in today's forecast. Details...

Wildfires in Arizona and Colorado

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 07:22:01 EDT
More than 800 firefighters continued to battle the 14,000-acre Shultz wildfire just north of Flagstaff, Arizona. Approximately 1,000 Flagstaff, Arizona, residents evacuated from their homes may be allowed to return home Wednesday. Firefighters have made progress in containing the wildfire. A wildfire is also ongoing in Parkdale Canyon in Fremont County, Colorado, north of the Royal Gorge. At least one home and several structures have been reported destroyed and 700 acres have burned. Incident Meteorologists (IMET) are onsite at both fires to provide support. Details...

Wildfires in Arizona

Tue, 22 Jun 2010 07:41:12 EDT
The 10,000-acre wildfire northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona, that was started by an abandoned campfire has been 10 percent contained. The Shultz Fire (near Schultz Pass, between the San Francisco Peaks and Mount Elden in Arizona) is estimated to have burned more than 5,000 acres. The fire is currently not contained. Residents of about 750 homes remained under evacuation orders Monday night as 800 firefighters continued to battle the so-called Schultz fire that broke out Sunday. Details...

Wildfires in Arizona

Mon, 21 Jun 2010 08:52:34 EDT
Two wildfires affected the Flagstaff, Arizona area over the weekend. Strong winds fueled a fast-spreading wildfire. Evacuations of residents was ongoing. No significant structural damage has been reported at this time. Four helicopters and approximately 300 firefighters were battling the blaze. There are no new critical fire weather areas in the U.S. today. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Conditions

Sat, 19 Jun 2010 08:45:41 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for northern Arizona and extreme southern Utah. Red flag Warnings are also in effect for Southwestern Colorado for wind gusts of 40 to 45 MPH possible and minimum relative humidity values below 15 percent. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Wednesday

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 07:35:01 EDT
Critical areas for wild fires are forecast across the Mojave Desert, Southern Great Basin, and Four Corners area. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions in the Southwest and California

Sat, 12 Jun 2010 07:58:01 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for southeastern Arizona a large part of western and central New Mexico and far western Texas. A second area of critical fire weather has been declared for the Sacramento Valley and eastern Bay Hills due to strong winds and low humidity. Details...

Fire Weather Danger Friday

Fri, 11 Jun 2010 07:08:50 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for eastern Arizona, the western half of New Mexico, the Sacramento Valley, and the San Joaquin Valley of California. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Arizona and New Mexico. Details...

Critical Fire Areas for Thursday

Thu, 10 Jun 2010 07:23:32 EDT
Critical area for wildfires are forecast across parts of Colorado, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona and California today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Wednesday

Wed, 09 Jun 2010 07:10:39 EDT
Critical fire danger exists across Northern Arizona and Southern Utah today. Details...

Wildfire Danger for Friday

Fri, 28 May 2010 07:50:04 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for northwestern Arizona, far southwestern Colorado, and far northwestern New Mexico on Friday. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Colorado. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Friday

Thu, 27 May 2010 07:04:07 EDT
A critical area for wildfires is forecast across northeast Arizona today. The area extends into far northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado. Details...

Wildfire Danger Monday

Mon, 24 May 2010 07:31:30 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for the San Luis Valley of Colorado. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of New Mexico and Colorado today. Details...

Critical fire weather area for eastern Arizona, much of New Mexico, and parts of southwestern Colorado.

Sun, 23 May 2010 07:31:58 EDT
An upper trough will dig into the southwestern U.S. and bring cool temperatures to much of the Great Basin and Pacific Northwest. Strong winds will result in critical fire weather conditions east of this feature across parts of eastern Arizona and New Mexico. A broad upper ridge will remain positioned over the eastern half of the nation, resulting in a warm/humid air mass and light winds. Details...

Critical fire weather area for the southern Mojave Desert...northern and eastern Arizona, much Of New Mexico, and portions of southwestern Colorado

Sat, 22 May 2010 07:11:56 EDT
An upper trough will slowly dig southward into the Great Basin today. A belt of strong mid-level winds will extend from the southern California coast into the northern Great Plains, with windy conditions at the surface leading to critical fire weather conditions across much of the Southwestern states and portions of the southern High Plains. Details...

High Danger for Wildfires Friday

Fri, 21 May 2010 07:06:06 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists over portions of southeastern California, southern Nevada, northern Arizona, and into the Four Corners region today. Red Flag Warnings are in effect over parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado. Details...

Critical Fires Areas Tuesday

Tue, 18 May 2010 07:01:10 EDT
Critical areas for wild fires are forecast across New Mexico, far west Texas, and southeast Arizona today. Details...

California Wildfire

Thu, 13 May 2010 07:17:23 EDT
Firefighters are on scene of a wildland fire north of Highway 60 in the Glen Avon area near Riverside, CA. Sheriffs evacuated some homes in the area. The fire scorched about 300 acres and is now 30% contained and burning toward the the San Bernardino County Line. No injuries have been reported. There are no critical areas for wild fires forecast in other parts of the U.S. for Thursday. Details...

Critical Fire Areas for Wednesday

Wed, 12 May 2010 07:18:29 EDT
Critical fire danger is expected across West Texas and New Mexico today. Red Flag Warnings are in effect. Details...

Critical Areas for Wild Fires Thursday

Thu, 06 May 2010 07:44:48 EDT
Critical areas for wild fires are forecast across much of New Mexico and extreme west Texas today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Tuesday

Tue, 04 May 2010 07:01:56 EDT
Critical areas for wild fires are forecast across western Nebraska and northeast New Mexico today. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions in the Southwest

Sun, 02 May 2010 07:49:07 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for southeastern Arizona, extreme southern New Mexico and far western Texas. Red Flag warnings are also in effect for southern Arizona and portions of New Mexico and west Texas due primarily to high winds and low relative humidities. Details...

Critical Fire Areas for Friday

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 07:07:09 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for parts of western and southwestern Texas into extreme southeastern New Mexico. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of southeastern New Mexico. Details...

Critical Fire Areas for Thursday

Thu, 29 Apr 2010 07:35:59 EDT
Critical areas for wild fires are forecast across eastern New Mexico, west Texas, western Oklahoma, southwest Kansas and southeast Colorado today. Details...

Critical Fire Areas for Wednesday

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 07:12:21 EDT
Critical areas for wild fires are forecast across much of Minnesota, extreme eastern North Dakota, southern Arizona, much of New Mexico, and far west Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Areas Remain for Tuesday

Tue, 27 Apr 2010 07:25:51 EDT
Critical areas for wild fires are forecast across northeast Florida for Tuesday. Details...

Critical Fire Areas in Florida Monday

Mon, 26 Apr 2010 06:59:59 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for the northern Florida peninsula. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of northern Florida. Details...

Friday's Fire Weather Areas

Fri, 16 Apr 2010 07:09:29 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for northeastern Minnesota and far northwestern Wisconsin. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of northern Minnesota. Details...

Tuesday's Critical Fire Weather Areas

Tue, 13 Apr 2010 07:27:42 EDT
Critical areas for wild fires are forecast across southeast Colorado and central New Mexico today. Details...

Monday's Critical Fire Weather Areas

Mon, 12 Apr 2010 07:35:42 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for northern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, southern Arizona, and eastern Colorado Monday. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Arizona and New Mexico. Wind Advisories are also in effect for parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Details...

Saturday's Critical Fire Weather Areas

Sat, 10 Apr 2010 07:16:39 EDT
A Critical Fire Weather Area has been declared for northern and eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Above normal temperatures with sustained surface winds of 20 to 25 MPH and relative humidity values falling to between 15 and 20 percent will lead to a period of critical conditions during the mid-afternoon. Details...

High Danger for Possible Wildfires Friday

Fri, 09 Apr 2010 07:14:53 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for northern Montana and northwestern North Dakota. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Montana and North Dakota. High Wind Warnings are also in effect for parts of Montana. Details...

Critical area for wild fires across Montana

Thu, 08 Apr 2010 07:09:13 EDT
A critical area for wild fires is forecast across parts of north-central Montana today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Tuesday

Tue, 06 Apr 2010 07:09:33 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for much of the southern High Plains, southwestern Kansas, eastern New Mexico, and far western Texas. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Monday

Mon, 05 Apr 2010 06:56:11 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for extreme southeastern Arizona, New Mexico, and the central and southern High Plains. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado. Details...

Two Critical Fire Weather Areas for Saturday

Sat, 03 Apr 2010 08:29:10 EDT
Critical Fire Weather conditions are expected across the Texas Panhandle and northern New Mexico. Sustained speeds of 20 to 25 MPH combined with temperatures heating into the upper 60s and low 70s, should result in relative humidity values between 8-15 percent. Critical Fire Weather conditions are also expected across portions of the central Appalachian mountains and upper Ohio River Valley. Sustained speeds of 20 to 25 MPH and humidity values in the upper 20s to lower 30s are expected this afternoon. Dry fuel conditions over this area will likely support the rapid spread of any fire. Details...

Friday's Critical Fire Weather Area

Fri, 02 Apr 2010 06:28:25 EDT
Critical Fire Weather conditions will exist over southeastern New Mexico, west central and southwest Texas due to widespread relative humidity values of 10-15 percent with sustained wind speeds of 15 to 25 MPH and gusts of 35 to 45 MPH. Details...

Extremely Critical Fire Weather Area

Thu, 01 Apr 2010 06:10:44 EDT
An Extremely Critical Fire Weather Area has been declared for southeastern New Mexico, western Texas, the Oklahoma Panhandle into far northwestern Oklahoma and southwestern Kansas. A Critical Fire Weather Area surrounds this area and includes southern and eastern New Mexico western Texas western Oklahoma western Kansas eastern Colorado and southwestern Nebraska. Sustained southwesterly winds of 30-40 MPH are expected across most of the critical area, with gusts over 50 MPH across the extreme area. Relative humidity values may once again reach the upper single digits over southeast New Mexico and much of western Texas, with lower teens elsewhere. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Areas

Wed, 31 Mar 2010 06:12:54 EDT
A Critical Fire Weather Area has been declared for southeastern Arizona, much of New Mexico, western Texas, western Oklahoma, far southeast Colorado and southwest Kansas. Sustained southwesterly winds of at least 20-30 MPH are expected from southeastern Arizona across New Mexico and into western Oklahoma, with lighter speeds of 15-20 MPH over southwestern Kansas and southeastern Colorado as well as the big bend area of southwest Texas. Very warm and dry conditions will prevail area-wide, with minimum relative humidity in the single digits and lower teens. The lowest relative humidity will occur over southeastern New Mexico and southwest Texas where temperatures will be in the 90s with relative humidity values of 3-5 percent. Details...

Tuesday's Critical Fire Areas

Tue, 30 Mar 2010 06:09:38 EDT
A Critical Fire Weather Area has been declared for New Mexico, western Texas, western Oklahoma, and southwestern Kansas due to an extremely dry air mass across the southern Rockies and Plains along with sustained southwesterly winds of at least 20 MPH. Lowest relative humidity values in the single digits will be over New Mexico and Western Texas. A second Critical Fire Weather Area has been declared for much of Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin due to relative humidity values around 30 percent and sustained southerly winds of 25-30 MPH. Details...

Critical Fire Areas in Texas

Sat, 27 Mar 2010 07:38:18 EDT
A combination of gusty northwest winds and low relative humidity will exist for southwest into west central Texas. Locally critical fire conditions are expected with Red Flag warnings in effect across a large portion of the area. Details...

Friday's Critical Fire Areas

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 06:47:51 EDT
An extremely high danger for wildfires exists for southeastern New Mexico into the western Texas Southern Plains. High danger for wildfires exists for extreme southeastern Arizona across much of southern and eastern New Mexico into west Texas. High Wind Warnings are in effect for much of New Mexico and extreme southwestern Texas. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of New Mexico and Texas. Details...

Critical Area for Wildfires Wednesday

Wed, 24 Mar 2010 07:17:40 EDT
There is a critical area for wildfires forecast for far west Texas along the Rio Grande today. Details...

Critial Fire Weather Area for Friday

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 07:20:52 EDT
High danger of wildfires is expected across southeastern New Mexico and southwestern Texas due to low relative humidity and strong winds on Friday. Details...

Wild fire critical areas for Thursday

Thu, 11 Mar 2010 07:06:54 EST
Critical areas for wild fires are forecast along the Rio Grande Valley in central Texas today, due to conditions such as strong winds and low relative humidity. Details...

Critical areas for wild fires Wednesday

Wed, 10 Mar 2010 07:12:15 EST
Critical areas for wild fires are forecast across west Texas today due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Details...

Potential Fire Weather Conditions in Hawaii

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 07:19:36 EST
Strong winds and low relative humidity will create critical fire weather conditions for the leeward sections of all the Hawaiian Islands today, as strong north to northeast winds continue. Details...

Critical area for wildfires inTexas

Mon, 08 Mar 2010 07:11:32 EST
A critical area for wildfires is forecast for Texas Big Bend and parts of the Texas Pecos River Valley due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area Today

Thu, 04 Mar 2010 07:10:46 EST
A critical area for wild fires has been forecast across east-central Florida today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for Thursday

Thu, 25 Feb 2010 07:58:41 EST
The low pressure center off the Atlantic Coast will produce strong northwesterly winds across much of the Southeast. Very dry air will move into the region resulting in widespread critical fire weather conditions for all of Florida, southern Georgia, and southeast Alabama. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions in North Central Florida

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 08:12:39 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for portions of northern and central Florida due the combination of low relative humidity and windy conditions. Southwesterly winds of 15 MPH with gusts as high as 20 to 25 MPH and low relative humidity values are sufficient to issue a small critical outlook area. These conditions are then expected to quickly wane with a cold frontal passage during the afternoon. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions in South Texas

Sun, 24 Jan 2010 07:28:30 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for portions of deep southern Texas due the combination of low relative humidities and windy conditions. Northwesterly winds between 20 and 30 MPH with higher gusts are expected. The afternoon relative humidity values will generally range from 15 to 25 percent. Details...

Critical Fire Conditions in Texas

Sat, 23 Jan 2010 07:18:54 EST
A critical fire weather area has been declared for portions of southwest Texas due to strong winds and relative humidity values expected in the mid teens to low 20s. Westerly winds will increase to between 30 and 40 MPH this afternoon with wind gusts around 60 MPH possible. A red flag warning is in effect this afternoon for Val Verde County Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area in Southern California

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 07:30:09 EST
A critical area for wildfires is forecast for interior southern California west of the coastal range, due to low humidity and strong offshore winds this morning. Details...

Critical Areas for Wildfires

Wed, 28 Oct 2009 06:32:33 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across southern Arizona and southern California today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather

Tue, 27 Oct 2009 06:58:21 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas today for Arizona and western New Mexico, as well as an area of southern California in the vicinity of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains. Details...

California Wildfires

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 07:15:33 EDT
The Sheep Creek Wildfire, about 40 miles northeast of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel mountains has burned 7,500 acres and was 20% contained as of Monday afternoon. The resort town of Wrightwood remains under a mandatory evacuation order. Three structures have been destroyed with 2000 threatened. Cooler temperatures and calmer winds are helping the containment effort. There are no other critical fire weather areas today. Details...

Wildfires in the West

Mon, 05 Oct 2009 06:52:33 EDT
The Sheep Creek wildfire in the San Bernardino National Forest near the community of Lytle Creek began Saturday afternoon. No deaths or injuries have been reported. On Sunday, the California Governor declared a state of emergency in San Bernardino County. As of Sunday afternoon, the fire had burned over 3500 acres and was 10% contained. Approximately 5000 people have been under a mandatory evacuation order in Wrightwood, California. In Arizona, an escaped prescribed burn was threatening the community of Williams, Arizona, and led to evacuations. Some residents remained away from their homes for another day. The fire scorched about 1,000 acres by Sunday. Details...

Critical Fire Areas for Saturday

Sat, 03 Oct 2009 07:05:49 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for portions of southern and central Nevada, eastern California, and southwestern Utah due to strong winds and low relative humidity. In addition, red flag warnings are in effect for most of southern and central Nevada and southwestern Utah. Details...

Critical Area for Wildfires

Thu, 01 Oct 2009 06:42:56 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across the southern California Coastal Ranges, far Southeastern Colorado, far Southwestern Kansas, the Oklahoma Panhandle, Northern Texas Panhandle, and Central New Mexico. The primary conditions setting this up are strong winds, low relative humidity, and abnormal dryness. Details...

Critical Areas for Wildfires

Wed, 30 Sep 2009 06:54:13 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across the southern California Coastal Ranges, Northern Arizona the Four Corners Region, and Southeastern Colorado, Eastern New Mexico, and the Western Oklahoma Texas pan handles. Details...

Western Wildfires

Tue, 29 Sep 2009 06:51:53 EDT
Large wildfires are reported in California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. A wildfire in Yellowstone National Park has closed a portion of the main road through the park, but no visitors are in danger. Elsewhere, critical fire weather areas exist today due to recent dryness, low humidity and strong winds across central and southern Nevada, Utah, northwestern Arizona, and central and southern Wyoming. Details...

Critical Areas for Wildfires

Mon, 28 Sep 2009 07:15:34 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires exist for central and eastern Oregon, northeastern California, and northwestern Nevada due to strong winds, low relative humidity, and abnormal dryness to severe drought. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of northern California, Oregon, and Nevada. Details...

Critical Fire Areas

Sun, 27 Sep 2009 07:26:07 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for eastern Montana, northeastern Wyoming, western and southern South Dakota, and northern Nebraska due to dry conditions, strong winds and low relative humidity. In addition, red flag warnings are in effect for southwest Wyoming, south central California and the leeward areas of Hawaii. Details...

Critical Fire Areas

Sat, 26 Sep 2009 07:24:15 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for central and eastern Montana due to dry conditions, strong winds and low relative humidity. In addition, red flag warnings are in effect from northeast Washington to the western Dakotas, portions of Wyoming, southern Idaho, and south central California. Details...

Critical California Fire Areas

Wed, 23 Sep 2009 07:14:29 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across southern California due to moderate Santa Ana winds combined with 100 degree temperatures and low relative humidity. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Today

Tue, 22 Sep 2009 07:05:00 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas today for inland southern California, northern California northward to southern Washington, and portions of northwest Arizona into southeast California. Red flag warnings are in effect for much of the West Coast due to gusty winds, unseasonably warm temperatures, and very low relative humidity. Details...

Wildfires

Mon, 21 Sep 2009 07:14:06 EDT
The wildfire in the forest north of Los Angeles was nearly 93% contained on Sunday. Fire crews dropped 80,000 gallons of water on the fire in anticipation of hot, dry winds moving into the area this week. The fire has destroyed 89 homes and scorched nearly 281 square miles. Critical wildfire areas are identified for the Columbia Gorge into northern California and for inland Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, and the mountains of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Details...

Critical Fire Areas

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 07:16:34 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for western North Dakota, northwestern South Dakota and far eastern Montana. Gusty southeasterly winds of 15-25 MPH along with temperatures into the upper 80's and lower 90's will result in relative humidity values into the 10-15 percent range. Details...

Wild Fire Danger

Mon, 14 Sep 2009 06:57:18 EDT
High fire danger exists for northeastern Nevada, northern Utah, and southern Idaho due to dry thunderstorms. Details...

Critical Fire Areas

Sat, 12 Sep 2009 07:08:01 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for portions of central and northern California into southern Oregon due to the threat of dry thunderstorms. Fuel conditions are expected to be very receptive to lightning ignition. Details...

California Wildfires Continue

Wed, 09 Sep 2009 07:05:16 EDT
A fatal wildfire burning north of Los Angeles grew to more than twice the size of California's capital Tuesday evening. The Station fire is now double the size of Sacramento. The Station fire has burned for nearly two weeks and has charred 160,357 acres, making it the eighth-largest wildfire in California since 1932. About 4,700 firefighters are battling the blaze and hope to fully contain the fire by September 15. There are no other critical areas for wildfires today. Details...

Critical fire weather area in the West

Sat, 05 Sep 2009 07:47:07 EDT
An upper level trough is forecast to continue progressing eastward into the Pacific Northwest on Saturday and will be accompanied by a surface cold front. Thunderstorms are expected to occur ahead of the trough over much of the Intermountain West and Desert Southwest.Critical fire weather conditions will be possible with gusty winds and low relative humidity ahead of the surface cold front over northeastern California, northwestern Nevada, and southeastern Oregon. Details...

Wildfires in Hawaii and Los Angeles

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 07:54:44 EDT
A wildfire on Molokai has burned 8000 acres since Saturday and is currently at 80% containment. It may affect residential areas near the town of Kawela today. The fire started in the mountains near Kaunakakai. The fire has spread to the Molokai Forest Reserve where 400 acres were burned.An apiary in Kapa'akea was burned causing $20,000 in damage and $18,000 in lost honey. In California, moisture moved into the area yesterday allowing humidity to increase. Onshore flow with cooler temperatures and even higher humidity should bring improved conditions to the ongoing fires in California at the end of the week. As of Wednesday afternoon Station Fire - Current acres - 140,150, Containment - 22%, Mill Flat Fire - Current acres - 11,180, Containment - 10% Details...

California Wildfires

Wed, 02 Sep 2009 06:50:18 EDT
The Station Fire grew to cover nearly 128,000 acres on Tuesday, almost all in the steep and rugged areas of the Angeles National Forest north of Los Angeles. Firefighters had 22 percent of the fire contained by the end of Tuesday. The fire is not expected to be contained for at least two weeks. Communications across southern California are also at risk. Mount Wilson, which is being threatened by the fires, is the home to broadcast transmitters used by most of Southern California's public safety agencies and television and radio stations. About 12,000 homes were threatened across the region of the fire, which did some of its worst damage in the suburban Tujunga Canyon neighborhood. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Friday as a result of the Station Fire. He also proclaimed a state of emergency on Tuesday in San Bernardino County, where the Oak Glen fire had scorched over 1,000 acres and forced the evacuation of a town. Details...

Critical fire weather area for southern and eastern Utah and western Colorado

Mon, 31 Aug 2009 05:05:53 EDT
A dry airmass over the great basin will promote very warm temperatures again within a low level southwesterly flow south of a quasi-stationary front located over northern Utah. Forecast soundings depict relative humidity falling in the 7-15 percent range with the lowest values over eastern and southern Utah. Moderately strong sustained winds /20-25 MPH/ with gusts in excess of 30 MPH in some locales will probably develop around peak heating into the early evening hours Details...

Critical Fire Areas

Sun, 30 Aug 2009 07:04:41 EDT
There is a critical fire area for much of Nevada, a large part of southern and west central Utah, extreme northwestern Arizona, Death Valley, and parts of southern California due to strong winds, warm to very hot temperatures and low relative humidity. Details...

Wildfire Near Los Angeles

Thu, 27 Aug 2009 06:57:28 EDT
Firefighters and aircrews battled a 750-acre wildfire Wednesday in the rugged San Gabriel Mountains above the northeastern suburbs of Los Angeles, as high heat and extremely dry air arrived after weeks of unusually mild summer weather. No homes had burned and no injuries were reported, but picnickers and campers fled, and 18 Boy Scouts had to be flown out of the area after the blaze broke out. A voluntary evacuation was in effect for a tiny community in the area. More on National Fire News... Details...

California Wildfires

Tue, 18 Aug 2009 07:00:30 EDT
The Yuba Fire, north of Sacramento, had grown to 3,582 acres Monday and was 30 percent contained. Hundreds of structures are threatened, with two residences destroyed. Some evacuation orders in Yuba County remain, but many have been lifted. The Lockheed Fire in Santa Cruz County is 80 percent contained and the La Brea Fire in Santa Barbara County is 75 percent contained. Details...

Wildfires in California

Mon, 17 Aug 2009 07:27:49 EDT
The Lockheed Fire in Santa Cruz County had grown to nearly 7,000 aces Sunday, but was 65 percent contained. Fire Officials lifted the mandatory evacuation of the Bonny Doon area, allowing the residents to return. About 500 residents from Swanton area still remain evacuated. Over 2,100 firefighters were battling the blaze. A state of emergency was declared in the county. The Yuba Fire, north of Sacramento, had grown to 3,260 areas Sunday and was only 15 percent contained. About 75 mandatory and 277 voluntary evacuations remained in effect. The fire was started Friday by burning feathers from a red-tailed hawk that flew into a power line. There were another 10 wildfires burning in the state. Details...

California Wildfires and Red Flag Warnings

Sat, 15 Aug 2009 07:35:18 EDT
A state of emergency was declared in Santa Cruz County, site of the Lockheed fire, which is being driven by heavy winds. This fire is being mostly fought by air, as hand crews have experienced trouble reaching the fire lines. More than 2,000 people were evacuated. The Santa Barbara County blaze, named the La Brea fire, has grown to 69,131 acres and is 10% contained. Firefighting conditions remain difficult due to the steep and inaccessible terrain, dry dense chaparral, low relative humidity, and erratic winds. Elsewhere, sustained southwesterly winds of 25-30 MPH with widespread gusts over 40 MPH and relative humidity values in the teens, will result in critical fire conditions for northwestern New Mexico and western Colorado with Red Flag Warnings for northern Arizona, and southeastern Utah. Details...

Wildfires in Central California

Fri, 14 Aug 2009 07:10:04 EDT
An extended drought throughout California is helping fuel a blaze along the central coast, forcing more than 2,400 people from their homes in communities about an hour south of San Francisco. The Lockheed Fire began Wednesday evening in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Big Basin Redwoods State Park. This fire was located near the coast in central California, about 40 to 50 miles south of San Francisco. A separate fire in Santa Barbara County had scorched more than 40,000 acres and was 10% contained Thursday, forcing the evacuation of about 150 homes and ranches. Elsewhere, high fire danger exists for central and western Utah, eastern Nevada, and northwestern Arizona Friday. Details...

Critical Fire Areas in Utah

Thu, 13 Aug 2009 06:50:45 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across most of Utah Thursday due to dry thunderstorms. Details...

Critical Fire Area in Utah

Wed, 12 Aug 2009 06:44:36 EDT
A critical fire area is identified for southwestern/central Utah due to dry thunderstorms. Details...

High Fire Danger Friday

Fri, 07 Aug 2009 06:44:42 EDT
Extremely high fire danger exists for northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah, southwestern Colorado, and far northwestern New Mexico due to hot temperatures, low relative humidity, and very strong - gusty winds. High fire danger exists for portions of southern and eastern Utah, northern Arizona, northern New Mexico, and western Colorado due to hot temperatures, low relative humidity, and strong winds. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. Details...

Alaska Wildfires / Extreme Areas for Wildfires in Utah, Arizona, Nevada

Thu, 06 Aug 2009 06:58:19 EDT
Several wildfires are occurring in the interior of Alaska. The three major fires are: the Railbelt Complex (529,002 acres) west of Nenana, AK the Crazy Mountain Complex (387,533 acres) southwest of Circle, AK and the Hardluck Creek fire (1000 acres) about 20 miles west of Fairbanks, AK. Unseasonable warmth and low humidity is expected to continue throughout the affected area over the next few days. An extreme area for wild fires is forecast across southwest Utah, northwest Arizona, and southern Nevada. This is embedded in a critical fire area that includes the remainder of Utah, western Arizona, southern California, and most of Nevada. This danger is due to low relative humidity and ongoing drought. Details...

High Fire Danger Wednesday

Wed, 05 Aug 2009 06:42:59 EDT
High fire danger exists for much of Nevada, eastern California, western and southwestern Utah, and northwestern Arizona due to hot temperatures, low relative humidity, strong winds, and abnormally dry to locally severe drought. High fire danger also exists for central and eastern Oregon, northeastern California, northern Nevada, southwestern Idaho, and far northwestern Utah due to continued hot and dry conditions, and scattered dry thunderstorms. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 06:53:33 EDT
A critical fire weather area is identified for southeastern Oregon, southwestern Idaho, northern Nevada and extreme northern California due to dry thunderstorms. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area - - northeastern California, south central and southeastern Oregon, and northwestern Washington.

Sun, 02 Aug 2009 07:32:19 EDT
An upper level shortwave trough is forecast to rotate north through California and toward western Oregon during Sunday afternoon. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are possible over central and western Oregon, while more isolated activity is anticipated over the eastern half of Oregon. model forecast soundings indicate a higher probability for relatively wet storm development over the western half of the critical outlook area, transitioning to more favorable profiles for high based dry thunderstorms over the eastern half of the outlook area. The continued hot and dry conditions and the potential for fire ignition with relatively dry storm development will result in critical fire weather during Sunday afternoon and evening. Details...

Critical fire weather area for northern California, much of Oregon, and extreme northwestern Nevada

Sat, 01 Aug 2009 07:25:51 EDT
Thunderstorm coverage will likely increase over portions of northern California northward across Oregon. Due to the combination of a dry LAYER of air below the clouds, persistent heat and low relative humdity, widespread fire starts may occur due to relatively dry thunderstorm activity. Details...

Fire Weather Areas in the Pacific Northwest

Thu, 23 Jul 2009 07:12:19 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been designated for much of Northern Washington and the Idaho panhandle. Scattered dry thunderstorms are expected after a very hot and dry period. Red flag warnings are in effect for northeast Montana late this afternoon and evening due to low relative humidity and gusty north winds. Elevated fire weather conditions are also expected across the rest of the Northwest states and the northern high plains. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Conditions over northern Montana

Sun, 19 Jul 2009 07:55:16 EDT
Westerly winds will increase to around 20 MPH with higher gusts behind a cold front from North central Montana into northeastern Montana this afternoon. Minimum relative humidity will likely drop into the teens despite cooler temperatures of 85-90 F. The increased winds and low relative humidity will result in critical fire weather conditions. Details...

High Danger for Wild Fires Today

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 06:57:18 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for western Utah due to strong gusty winds and low relative humidity. High danger for wildfires also exists for the Texas and Oklahoma panhandle due to isolated dry thunderstorms, very hot temperatures, low relative humidity, and strong winds. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Utah. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Weather Areas

Sun, 12 Jul 2009 08:46:01 EDT
Strong winds, low relative humidity, drought and antecedent dryness are behind a critical fire weather area covering much of Nevada, far northern California and south central Oregon. Another critical fire weather area is in effect for the Texas and Oklahoma panhandle area due to strong winds, low relative humidity and very hot temperatures. In far northern California and much of Oregon, a critical fire weather area has been designated for dry thunderstorms. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Weather Areas

Sat, 11 Jul 2009 07:25:18 EDT
Critical fire weather conditions are expected for northeastern New Mexico, the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, far western Oklahoma, southern Colorado and southwestern Kansas. Strong winds, low relative humidity and very hot temperatures are expected. Details...

High Fire Danger Today

Wed, 08 Jul 2009 06:56:46 EDT
High fire danger exists for parts of south central and southwestern Utah due to hot temperatures, low relative humidity, and strong winds. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Utah and Arizona. Details...

Critical Fire Weather

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 10:49:16 EDT
There is a critical Fire Weather area for western and southern Nevada, extreme eastern California, southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona due to hot temperatures, very low relative humidity, strong gusty winds, and abnormally dry to locally moderate drought. Details...

Fire Weather

Tue, 30 Jun 2009 07:32:26 EDT
There are no critical areas for wild fires in the U.S. today, however some red flag warnings are in effect. These areas include northern and central Georgia, southeast Alabama, eastern Florida Panhandle and the western Florida Big Bend area due to long durations of low relative humidity, temperatures in the low to mid 90's, and winds. Details...

High Fire Danger Wednesday

Wed, 17 Jun 2009 06:41:31 EDT
High fire danger exists across northeastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, western Oklahoma, the Texas panhandle, and southwestern Kansas due to strong southwesterly winds, hot temperatures, and low relative humidity. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area in Arizona and New Mexico

Sat, 13 Jun 2009 07:00:27 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been designated for eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. Winds will increase today into the 20-30 mph range, with higher gusts. Minimum relative humidity will generally be near 15 percent and will result in locally critical fire conditions for a few hours this afternoon. Details...

HIgh Fire Danger in Certain Areas Friday

Fri, 12 Jun 2009 06:52:42 EDT
High fire danger exists for southern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and far western Texas due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Texas and New Mexico. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area in New Mexico and Texas

Thu, 11 Jun 2009 06:14:50 EDT
A critical fire weather area exists for southern New Mexico and far western Texas today due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Monday

Mon, 08 Jun 2009 07:12:51 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for southeastern Arizona, much of New Mexico, and far western Texas today due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area

Sun, 07 Jun 2009 07:59:56 EDT
Critical Fire Weather conditions likely as hot and dry conditions combine with strong, gusty winds over much of New Mexico and far western Texas. Details...

Extremely Critical Fire Weather Area

Sat, 06 Jun 2009 08:11:37 EDT
An extremely critical fire weather area has been declared for southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. Surrounding this area is a critical fire weather area for much of Arizona and New Mexico, extending into portions of western Texas, western Oklahoma, and southern Colorado. Details...

Critical Area for Wild Fires

Fri, 05 Jun 2009 07:10:47 EDT
A critical area for wild fires continues across Arizona Friday. Details...

Critical Area for Wild Fires

Thu, 04 Jun 2009 06:56:39 EDT
A critical area for wild fires is forecast across northern Arizona today. Details...

Upper Michigan Wildfires

Thu, 21 May 2009 07:14:27 EDT
Two wildfires started in Upper Michigan Wednesday (May 20) afternoon. The Black River Falls Fire in Marquette County, Michigan burned 750 acres. Late Wednesday evening, there was no report of percent contained. No fatalities or injuries have been reported. Five hundred people have been evacuated, and 33 structures have been damaged or destroyed. The Pinery Fire in Baraga County, Michigan burned 400 acres. The fire is 20 percent contained as of around midnight last night. No fatalities or injuries have been reported. At least one structure has been destroyed. A fire weather watch for Michigan will continue. Details...

Critical fire weather

Wed, 20 May 2009 19:21:26 EDT
Critical fire weather areas are forecast across western parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, and extreme north Texas. Other areas include Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Tuesday

Tue, 19 May 2009 07:14:19 EDT
Today will be a critical fire weather day for much of the central High Plains including northeastern New Mexico, the Oklahoma/Texas panhandles, eastern Colorado, western Kansas, and western Nebraska due to very strong winds, warm temperatures and low relative humidity. Another critical area exists across southeastern Alabama, southwestern Georgia, and the Florida panhandle. Details...

Critical Fire Weather

Thu, 14 May 2009 07:12:28 EDT
Critical fire areas are identified for northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah, northern New Mexico, eastern Colorado, and coastal southern California. Details...

Critical Fire Weather

Wed, 13 May 2009 09:19:50 EDT
Strong gusty winds and low relative humidity will result in critical fire weather areas over southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. A second critical fire weather area is forecast over coastal southern California, primarily Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties, due to strong and gusty winds, low relative humidity, warm temperatures, and moderate to severe drought. Details...

High Danger for Wildfires

Mon, 11 May 2009 07:03:16 EDT
A wildfire that began last Tuesday afternoon (May 5th) in the Cathedral Park area just north of the City of Santa Barbara, California, is still not fully contained. An estimated 8733 acres have burned. The possible cause of the fire has been identified as sparks from brush clearing machinery. An estimated 77 homes have been destroyed and 22 homes damaged. Mandatory evacuations continue for 350 residents. High danger for wildfires exists today for coastal southern California, primarily Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties due to gusty winds, low relative humidity, warm/hot temperatures, and moderate to severe drought. Details...

Red Flag Warnings for Florida

Sun, 10 May 2009 07:34:22 EDT
Red Flag warnings in effect today for portions of eastern and southern Florida. The Jesusita wildfire near Santa Barbara, CA has now burned over 8,700 acres and is 40% contained. Fog, drizzle and calmer winds Saturday morning helped firefighters in their containment efforts. Details...

California Wildfires Continue

Sat, 09 May 2009 07:33:37 EDT
The Jesusita wildfire near Santa Barbara, CA continues to burn covering about 8,600 acres. Officials estimate that the fire is 10% contained with 80 homes damaged or destroyed. Red flag warnings continue for Southern Santa Barbara County. Elsewhere, critical fire weather conditions extend over Arizona, southeastern California, southern Nevada, southern Utah, southwestern Colorado and western New Mexico. Red flag warnings are also in effect for areas of southern Florida. Details...

Wildfires Continue in California

Fri, 08 May 2009 07:13:03 EDT
The Jesusita wildfire near Santa Barbara, CA is estimated at 1300 acres and is burning with 0% containment. The cause of the fire is unknown. There have been mandatory evacuations for over 13,500 residents in the area. A critical fire weather area is forecast for extreme southern Santa Barbara County in California. Check here for red flag warnings. Details...

California Wildfires Continue

Thu, 07 May 2009 07:00:03 EDT
The Jesusita wildfire north of Santa Barbara, California, has burned over 500 acres and is 0% contained. Two fire fighters have sustained moderate injuries. More than 20 homes and other structures have been damaged or destroyed. Officials have issued mandatory evacuations for over 8000 residents (2,000-3,000 homes). Flying embers are causing new spot fires in residential areas immediately north of Santa Barbara. California Governor Schwarzenegger has declared a State of Emergency for Santa Barbara County. A critical fire area has been identified today for extreme southern Santa Barbara County, California. Details...

California Wildfire

Wed, 06 May 2009 06:47:36 EDT
A wildfire began Tuesday afternoon in the Cathedral Park area, just north of the City of Santa Barbara, California. An estimated 420 acres have burned. No homes or structures have been damaged or destroyed at this time. Mandatory evacuations have taken place for approximately 1,200 residences with an additional 2,000 homes threatened. Santa Barbara County officials have declared a “local emergency”, and intermittent power outages are expected due to power lines in the vicinity of the fire. The residents have been urged to limit non-essential water use. The number of acres burned in the U.S. thus far this year is 1,085,007. Details...

Fire Weather Area

Tue, 05 May 2009 06:49:59 EDT
A critical fire weather area exists for southern New Mexico and portions of far West Texas due to low relative humidity, warm temperatures, and strong winds in an area with moderate to severe drought. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area

Sat, 02 May 2009 07:04:43 EDT
Strengthening westerly surface winds combined with a dry low level air mass will support the development of critical fire weather conditions for southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico and western Texas. Details...

Wildfires

Mon, 27 Apr 2009 07:02:40 EDT
A wildfire developed about 5 miles east of Conway, South Carolina last Wednesday afternoon and spread southeastward to north Myrtle Beach on Wednesday night. As of Sunday afternoon, the fire was 85% contained. Spotty flare-ups were still possible within the fire perimeter, which has been adjusted back downward to 19,600 acres. No deaths or injuries have been reported. Seventy-six homes were destroyed and over 100 homes were damaged. Damages are estimated at $16 million. Elsewhere, high danger of wildfires exists for parts of the western half of the Florida peninsula due to moderately strong winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag warnings are in effect for parts of Florida. Details...

Critical Fire Areas in Texas and New Mexico

Sun, 26 Apr 2009 07:16:40 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for southeastern half of New Mexico, western Texas and the western Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 MPH are expected with higher gusts. Forecast models indicate the relative humidity may fall into the teens and upper single digits. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Areas

Sat, 25 Apr 2009 07:03:56 EDT
Two critical fire weather areas have been declared. Moderately strong winds, low relative humidity and recent dryness are creating critical fire weather conditions for eastern Arizona, central and southern New Mexico and extreme western Texas. The western half of south and central Florida is in a critical fire area due to moderately strong winds, low relative humidity and very high Keetch-Byram drought index (KBDI). Details...

South Carolina/Florida Wildfires

Fri, 24 Apr 2009 06:44:54 EDT
The wildfire near North Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina, has burned nearly 20,000 acres, but is now over 40% contained. At least 69 homes were destroyed 100 more were damaged. Officials evacuated 2,500 people. Some have returned to their homes, but 450 stayed in shelters over night. A dense smoke advisory continues in the area. The South Carolina Governor declared a state of emergency in the county, and five schools were closed because of dense smoke. A local official said this is the worst fire in the area since 1976. Alligator Alley in Florida remains closed because of dense smoke associated with wildfires. Elsewhere, critical fire areas are identified for parts of eastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, western Texas, the Oklahoma Panhandle, and southeastern Colorado. Details...

Critical Fire Area

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 07:13:45 EDT
A critical fire area is identified for northern Arizona and southern Nevada today due to string winds, low relative humidity, and recent dryness. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Fri, 17 Apr 2009 06:54:39 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas today for eastern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and southwestern Maine. Other critical areas include far western Texas and southeastern New Mexico. The primary conditions are strong winds,low relative humidity, and recent dryness. Details...

High Danger Areas for Wildfires

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 07:01:48 EDT
High danger for wildfires is expected across parts of southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and southwestern Texas due to high winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of New Mexico and Texas. Details...

High Danger for Wildfires Today

Tue, 14 Apr 2009 07:54:34 EDT
High danger for wildfires is expected across parts of southern Nevada, southeastern California, western and southern Arizona, and southwestern New Mexico due to very strong winds, low relative humidity, and wind shifts over parts of Nevada and California. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Arizona and New Mexico. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area in Texas

Sun, 12 Apr 2009 07:20:36 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been designated for southwest, south central and deep south Texas due to increasing westerly winds, dropping relative humidity and extreme drought conditions. Details...

Texas and Oklahoma Wildfires

Fri, 10 Apr 2009 07:01:35 EDT
Hot temperatures, very low humidities, and winds gusting over 50 mph helped numerous wildfires start Thursday afternoon across Oklahoma and northern and central Texas. Many communities were evacuated. Emergency managers have reported at least two direct fatalities in Parker County, Texas, due to wildfires. Media reports included 100 homes burned and over 30 injuries. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma

Thu, 09 Apr 2009 06:43:30 EDT
Extremely critical fire area exists today for southeastern New Mexico into west central to north central Texas and southwestern Oklahoma. A critical fire area surrounds the extreme fire area in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. Details...

Critial Fire Weather Areas in Southwestern States and Florida

Wed, 08 Apr 2009 06:38:44 EDT
Critical fire weather area forecast today across much of Arizona, New Mexico, west Texas, southeast Colorado, south-central Texas, and all of Florida with extreme fire danger forecast for Thursday into Friday across west Texas and southeast New Mexico. Details...

High Danger for Wildfires Today

Tue, 07 Apr 2009 06:48:52 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for several areas of the Nation today due to high winds, dry conditions and high temperatures: southeastern California into southern Nevada and western Arizona, much of northwestern Texas into western Oklahoma and eastern New Mexico, and the state of Florida. Details...

Southern Wildfires

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 06:46:11 EDT
Dry and very windy conditions combined with continuing drought led to several additional wildfires across Oklahoma, eastern New Mexico and Texas Saturday. A 500 acre wildfire near Hobbs, New Mexico, closed U.S. Highways 180 and 62 for several hours Saturday. Fire crews from several Lea County municipal and volunteer agencies, as well as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management responded to the fire. An 8,000 acre wildfire burned near Wheeler, Texas, Saturday, where 300 homes and 60 businesses were threatened, 2 homes were lost, and 12 homes were damaged. The wildfire is reported to be 25% contained. Almost 14,000 acres of new fires were reported across eastern New Mexico, western Oklahoma, and Texas Saturday. High danger for wildfires exists today across parts of southeastern and southern Texas due to low relative humidity, strong winds, and severe to exceptional drought. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area in Texas

Sun, 05 Apr 2009 07:48:05 EDT
Strong winds and low relative humidity will produce critical fire weather area conditions over southern and central Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area for Saturday

Sat, 04 Apr 2009 07:13:29 EDT
Critically low relative humidity values will align with strong winds across much of southern Arizona, Southern and Eastern New Mexico, western Texas and far western Oklahoma including the panhandles of both states. Details...

Critical Fire Weather area in Southwest

Fri, 03 Apr 2009 06:59:01 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area forecast today across much of Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas and the Oklahoma panhandle. This is due to strong winds, low relative humidity and drought conditions Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area in Texas

Thu, 02 Apr 2009 06:57:14 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area in Texas today from the eastern southwest into south central and lower mid-coastal plain. This is due primarily to strong winds, low relative humidity and moderate to exceptional drought. Details...

Fire Weather Outlook for Wednesday

Wed, 01 Apr 2009 07:18:11 EDT
An "extremely critical" fire area is identified for portions of southern New Mexico and far southwestern Texas. A "critical" fire area is also identified for portions of southern and eastern New Mexico, southeastern Arizona, and western Texas. Details...

Monday's Fire Weather in the U.S.

Mon, 30 Mar 2009 06:50:29 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area forecast across west Texas and southeast New Mexico today. The primary conditions are low relative humidity and moderate to severe drought. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Areas

Sun, 29 Mar 2009 07:48:42 EDT
A large area of critical fire weather conditions is expected from west Texas westward into portions of the Desert Southwest and Great Basin on Sunday due to strong winds, low relative humidity and abnormally dry to extreme drought conditions. Details...

Fire Weather

Fri, 27 Mar 2009 07:01:16 EDT
A critical fire weather area is forecast today along parts of the Rio Grande Valley and south central Texas. Details...

Widfire Update and Today's Fire Weather

Thu, 26 Mar 2009 07:02:44 EDT
A 90 acre wildfire in Martin County, Florida has forced officials to evacuate an elementary school and 100 homes. The fire is 30% contained. Elsewhere in the U.S., a critical fire area is identified today from western Arizona through the western half of Texas. Details...

Fire Weather Areas

Wed, 25 Mar 2009 07:19:27 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists across parts of southern and eastern New Mexico, the Texas Southern Plains, and much of southwestern Texas due to moderately strong winds, low relative humidity, and moderate to severe drought. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of New Mexico and Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area in Florida Today

Tue, 24 Mar 2009 07:12:04 EDT
A critical fire weather area exists for the Florida peninsula today due to moderately strong winds and low relative humidity. Details...

High Danger for Wildfires Today

Mon, 23 Mar 2009 07:01:27 EDT
Extremely high danger for wildfires exists across parts of the northeastern Texas panhandle, the Texas Pecos River Valley, far western Texas, northwestern Oklahoma, and southwestern Kansas due to very strong winds, low relative humidity, and moderate to severe drought. High danger for wildfires exists across parts of southwestern Kansas, western Oklahoma, southeastern Colorado, large parts of western Texas, southeastern half of New Mexico, and southeastern Alabama due to strong winds, low relative humidity, and drought. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. Details...

Sunday's Critical Fire Areas

Sun, 22 Mar 2009 07:52:12 EDT
Dry air will combine with strong surface winds on Sunday in a corridor from southeastern Arizona northeastward into the Colorado high plains and result in widespread critical fire weather conditions. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area Today

Tue, 10 Mar 2009 07:00:59 EDT
Critical danger for wildfires is forecast across northern Texas, and east-central New Mexico today. Details...

Today's Critical Fire Weather Areas

Sat, 07 Mar 2009 09:14:14 EST
A critical fire weather area has been designated for southeastern Arizona, southern and eastern New Mexico, western Texas and northwestern Oklahoma due to strong winds and low relative humidity. An increased risk of fire starts is present in central and southern Florida due to moderate to severe drought conditions along with moderate winds. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Friday

Fri, 06 Mar 2009 06:58:12 EST
Critical danger for wildfires is forecast across north Texas, western Oklahoma Kansas, eastern Colorado, New Mexico, and southeast Arizona today. This is due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Details...

Extremely Critical Fire Weather Areas Thursday

Thu, 05 Mar 2009 07:30:37 EST
Extreme danger for wildfires are forecast across north Texas, western Oklahoma Kansas, eastern Colorado, and eastern New Mexico today. This is due to strong winds, warm temperatures, and low relative humidity. Details...

Wildfire Danger Today

Wed, 04 Mar 2009 07:06:31 EST
High danger of wildfires exists over parts of eastern Colorado, eastern New Mexico, the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, and southwestern Kansas due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. Details...

Critical Fire Areas Tuesday

Tue, 03 Mar 2009 07:06:31 EST
A critical fire weather day is forecast for eastern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico as well as for central and southern Florida, due to very low relative humidity and gusty winds in those areas. Details...

Wildfires in Central Texas

Mon, 02 Mar 2009 07:44:17 EST
A wildfire destroyed numerous homes and businesses in central Texas. No fatalities were reported, and the Texas Forest Service stated the fire is about 50 percent contained. There are critical fire weather areas for Florida and extreme southeastern Georgia today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area for Saturday

Sat, 28 Feb 2009 07:28:38 EST
Strong winds, low relative humidity and drought conditions are placing a large portion of central and southern Texas in a critical fire weather area. Details...

Wildfire Danger Areas in New Mexico Today

Fri, 27 Feb 2009 07:06:55 EST
High danger for wildfires exists over parts of northeastern and east central New Mexico due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Details...

Crtical Areas for Fires

Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:19:27 EST
Critical areas for wild fires are forecast across west Texas and eastern New Mexico today. Details...

Critical fire areas today

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 07:04:34 EST
Critical fire areas are identified for east central New Mexico and north central Texas today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather for Southern Plains and Southeast

Sun, 22 Feb 2009 07:58:30 EST
Dry air and strengthening winds will bring critical fire weather conditions to portions of the coastal plain of South Carolina and Georgia. Similar dry and windy conditions are forecast for portions of extreme east central New Mexico, the Texas panhandle and western Oklahoma. Details...

High Fire Danger Today

Fri, 20 Feb 2009 07:17:05 EST
High danger for wildfires exists for much of Florida, Alabama, and Georgia due to very low relative humidity. High danger for wildfires also exists for eastern New Mexico, northwestern and north central Texas, and western Oklahoma due to strong winds, low relative humidity, and drought. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of New Mexico, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Details...

Critical Fire Weather

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 07:21:21 EST
Critical areas for wild fires are forecast across southeast Texas and the Florida panhandle today. Details...

Critical fire areas today

Wed, 18 Feb 2009 06:56:51 EST
Critical fire areas have been identified for eastern New Mexico, southwestern Oklahoma, and most of Texas. Details...

Critical Areas for Potential Fires

Tue, 17 Feb 2009 07:13:13 EST
A critical fire weather area has been designated for eastern New Mexico, much of West Texas, western Oklahoma, southeastern Colorado and southwestern Kansas due to high winds and very low relative humidity. Details...

Critical fire weather for Florida and Georgia

Mon, 16 Feb 2009 07:48:20 EST
Dry northerly winds with low relative humidity will create critical fire weather conditions for Florida and extreme southern Georgia this afternoon. An area around the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle is forecast to be under extremely critical fire weather conditions for tomorrow. Details...

Critical fire weather for Texas and New Mexico

Sat, 14 Feb 2009 06:50:48 EST
There is a critical fire weather area for far western Texas and extreme southeastern New Mexico. This is primarily due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Details...

Critical Fire Weather area for portions of Mid-Atlantic states

Thu, 12 Feb 2009 06:04:15 EST
A critical fire weather area has been identified for eastern North Carolina, through Virginia and far southern Maryland due to strong winds, low relative humidity and recent dryness. Details...

Extremely Critical Fire Hazard Areas in Texas

Tue, 10 Feb 2009 06:48:26 EST
An extremely critical fire area is identified for parts of the lower Pecos River Valley and a critical fire weather area for parts of southwestern and central Texas due to very strong winds, low relative humidities and ongoing drought. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Mon, 09 Feb 2009 07:02:19 EST
Critical fire weather areas forecast for Monday across northern Oklahoma and much of Kansas due to strong winds and relatively low humidity. Details...

Wildfire Danger Exists Today

Fri, 06 Feb 2009 07:19:55 EST
High danger of wildfires exists over the plains of eastern Colorado, northeastern New Mexico, southwestern Nebraska, western Kansas, and the Texas and Oklahoma panhandle due to above normal temperatures, low relative humidity, winds, and developing droughts. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and parts of the southeastern United States. Details...

Critical Fire Area Today

Thu, 05 Feb 2009 07:27:01 EST
A critical fire area has been identified for portions of the Texas panhandle and extreme western Oklahoma due to dry, windy conditions and continuing drought. Details...

Critical Fire Area in Southern Florida

Wed, 04 Feb 2009 06:55:33 EST
A critical fire weather area has been identified for southern Florida today. The primary conditions are low relative humidity, wind, and abnormally dry conditions. Details...

High danger of wildfires in Florida

Tue, 03 Feb 2009 07:05:46 EST
High danger of wildfires is expected over parts of northern and central Florida due to low relative humidity, wind, and developing drought. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Florida, Alabama, and Georgia. Details...

Critical fire weather areas for southern and central Texas

Mon, 02 Feb 2009 08:45:47 EST
Little relative humdity recovery is being seen following a cold frontal passage overnight in Texas as dry continental flow is generally keeping values in the 30s and 40s. Low relative humdity seen yesterday and severe to exceptional drought conditions in Texas will only heighten the fire threat as afternoon relative humdity values fall into the upper teens farther inland and lower to mid 30s near the coast. Initial winds following the front are generally 10 to 15 MPH this morning and as temperatures continue to rise speeds of near 15 to 25 MPH will be likely by early afternoon. Stronger gusts of 35 MPH will mix to the surface as temperatures warm into the upper 50s and lower 60s. By late afternoon winds will begin to diminish, although low relative humdity will linger through the evening. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas in Florida and California

Thu, 15 Jan 2009 07:01:59 EST
There are critical fire weather areas today forecast across southern California due to strong Santa Ana winds, and across the entire state of Florida due to low relative humidity. Details...

Critical Fire Areas in Southern California

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 06:52:41 EST
A critical fire weather area remains across southern California today due to strong offshore flow and low relative humidity. Details...

Critical Fire Weather

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 07:17:14 EST
A critical fire weather area is forecast across southern California today due to strong Santa Ana winds. The primary conditions setting it up are the strong offshore winds and low relative humidity. Details...

Critical Fire Weather

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 07:06:58 EST
A critical fire weather area is forecast across southern California today due to strong Santa Ana winds. The primary conditions setting it up are the strong offshore winds and low relative humidity. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area for parts of southern California

Sun, 11 Jan 2009 08:16:37 EST
A strong area of high pressure over the Great Basin will produce dry gusty winds over southern California. Relative humdity will drop into the single digits and lower teens during the day on Sunday, with gusty winds persisting. Wind gusts of 30-50 MPH are expected through passes and canyons. The pressure gradient will strengthen again overnight with very strong winds and poor relative humdity recovery. Wind gusts late Sunday night into Monday could be extremely strong. Details...

High Winds, Wildfire in Colorado

Thu, 08 Jan 2009 07:45:51 EST
High winds developed over the Front Range of Colorado during the day on Wednesday, January 7. The strongest reported winds occurred between 7 am and 3 pm MST, with gusts of 60 to 92 mph over the Front Range foothills and adjacent plains during the event. At about 1 pm MDT, a downed transformer sparked and ignited the dry fuels. The initial wildfire was located about nine miles northwest of Boulder, and to the south of Lyons (which is located north of Boulder). The Denver Post reported that as of Midnight Wednesday night the fires had burned more than 1,000 acres of mostly grassland and brush west of U.S. Highway 36 and another 500 acres east of the highway, At least four structures were believed lost. Critical fire weather areas are forecast across southeast Georgia and northeast Florida today. Details...

Southern California Wildfires – Critical Fire Weather Area in Florida

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 08:16:20 EST
Offshore winds have now ended over Southern California, allowing fire crews to make significant progress toward containment of the fires. All Red Flag Warnings have expired. For today, critical area for wild fires forecast across the Florida Peninsula. Details...

Wildfires

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 07:27:11 EST
A strong Santa Ana Wind event developed across southern California on November 13 and was slowly tapering off Sunday afternoon, November 16. During the event, winds gusting to over 70 mph, relative humidity below 10% and high temperatures in the 90s combined with dry vegetation to create critical wildfire conditions in several areas. There are no critical areas for wildfires forecast for today in the U.S. Details...

California Wildfires

Sun, 16 Nov 2008 09:44:01 EST
The Tea Fire, that broke out Thursday night in Montecito has destroyed more than 100 homes. It continues to threaten about 1,500 homes, with many neighborhoods still under mandatory evacuation orders. Another fire in the Sylmar area of the San Fernando Valley, has destroyed 65 houses and 500 mobile homes. By Saturday evening, more than 1,000 firefighters were working on the fire which burned 8,100 acres and injured four firefighters. A third fire began Saturday afternoon in Corona has burned more than 2,000 acres and damaged 94 homes by Saturday night. At least 20 people, including firefighters, have been injured in the fires which have been driven by Santa Ana winds. Details...

California Wildfire and Critical Fire Areas

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 09:16:53 EST
A Wildfire continued to burn near Montecito, California. Santa Barbara County fire officials are reporting that up to 200 homes may have burned. More that 1,000 firefighters were working to contain the fire. At least 13 people have been injured, with up to 2,500 acres burned and around 5,400 residents evacuated. Critical fire conditions remain for portions of Southern California. In addition, portions of South Central Texas are in a critical fire weather area. Details...

California Wildfire

Fri, 14 Nov 2008 07:21:30 EST
A brush fire burned through the canyons of Santa Barbara County late Thursday, forcing residents in the town of Montecito to evacuate. The Media reported about 70 homes had been destroyed and four people have been injured. As of late Thursday night, the fire covered approximately 350 acres and more than 100 firefighters were battling the brush fire. High danger for wildfires exists today for parts of southern California due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Warm, dry Santa Ana winds will create a high risk of fast-spreading wildfires in Southern California today and Saturday. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of southern California. Details...

Wildfire Risk in California

Thu, 13 Nov 2008 08:32:00 EST
A critical area for wild fires is forecast across southern California, through the weekend, due to a Santa Ana wind event. Details...

Critical Areas for Wildfires

Fri, 07 Nov 2008 07:19:15 EST
High danger of wildfires exists for the coastal areas of southern California due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of southern California. Details...

Wildfire Danger

Thu, 06 Nov 2008 07:15:04 EST
A critical area for wild fires is forecast across southern California due to developing Santa Ana winds, and low relative humidity. Through Oct. 31, 2008 the U.S. has had 73,960 fires, and 5,052,109 acres have burned. Details...

High Wildfire Danger

Wed, 05 Nov 2008 07:41:28 EST
High danger of wildfires exists for northern New Mexico, the Texas panhandle, and western Oklahoma due to strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry conditions. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. Details...

Critical Fire Areas Today

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 07:50:56 EDT
Critical fire areas have been identified for Florida and southern Georgia today. Year-to-date fires in the U.S. through October 27th is 73,352 with 5,034,070 acres burned. Details...

Critical areas for wild fires

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 07:29:15 EDT
Critical areas for wild fires are forecast across northeast Florida, and south-central Texas today. Year-to-date fires in the U.S. through October 24th is 58,950, with 4,482,023 acres being burned. Details...

California Wildfires

Thu, 23 Oct 2008 08:00:46 EDT
One fire in foothills 60 miles east of Los Angeles gave an early morning scare to residents, but 30 mph winds were pushing the flames away from homes. The 250-acre blaze was 60% contained and moving west into mountains and canyons of Rancho Cucamonga. People in about 100 homes were told they may want to evacuate but were not ordered to do so in San Bernardino, a County fire spokeswoman said. The fire was caused by fireworks. Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across coastal areas of southern California today. Details...

High Fire Danger in Southern California

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 07:17:08 EDT
High fire danger exists for the coastal areas of southern California due to strong winds, low relative humidity, and continued drought. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of southern California. Details...

Multiple Areas of Enhanced Fire Danger Today

Tue, 21 Oct 2008 08:00:15 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across parts of central and southern California due to the development of Santa Ana winds. The pattern will be progressive, with the Santa Ana winds expected to relax by late Wednesday. Year-to-date fires in the U.S. is 58,401 while 4,463,376 acres have been burned. Details...

California Wildfires

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 07:31:23 EDT
Thousands of residents were allowed back in their neighborhoods on Thursday after firefighters began to surround the remnants of three major wildfires that forced widespread evacuations this week in Southern California. Media reported a downed electrical line caused the Sesnon fire. The three major fires scorched more than 34 square miles, aided by Santa Ana winds that whipped through the region's canyons and passes. Fire officials reported the 13,285-acre Sesnon fire at the northwest end of the Simi Valley was 50 percent contained. The fire, which began Monday, destroyed 15 homes and 47 other structures and damaged six other homes. The Juliet and Marek fires were almost completely contained. For today, no critical areas for wildfires, but conditions will favor fire growth during the afternoon. Locally gusty winds are expected through the passes and canyons, along with poor relative humidity recovery, conducive to fire development. Details...

California Wildfires

Thu, 16 Oct 2008 07:32:04 EDT
Fierce desert winds that had whipped the California wildfires were calm Wednesday and as a result, residents of most neighborhoods that had been forced to evacuate were allowed to return to their homes. Firefighters continued to try to contain two big fires that scorched more than 18,000 acres and were relieved that calmer air was giving them a chance to get ahead of the fires, latest fire information: Sesnon (Los Angles County FD): 13,285 acres at 20 percent contained. Numerous structures are threatened, evacuations and road closures are in effect. Marek (Angeles National Forest): 4,824 acres at 80 percent contained. Numerous structures are threatened, evacuations and road closures are in effect. Juliet (Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base): 3,980 acres at 75 percent contained. Residences are threatened and evacuations are in effect. For today, no critical areas for wildfires forecast. Details...

California Wildfires

Wed, 15 Oct 2008 07:17:45 EDT
Two major wildfires continue burning in the San Fernando Valley and have pushed west into the Simi Valley area. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a State of Emergency for Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to the wildfires. The Marek Fire, near Sylmar, California, has burned 4824 acres and destroyed 38 mobile homes and one single-family dwelling. Evacuations have been lifted for all areas except the Lopez Canyon area, and part of Highway 118 remains closed. This fire is 80% contained. The Sesnon Fire, north of Chatsworth, California, has consumed about 13000 acres and has destroyed at least 19 homes. At the current time, the Sesnon fire containment is unknown. Media reports 60% containment of the Juliet fire on the north coast of San Diego County at the Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton. High fire danger exists today for parts of southern California due to gusty winds early in the day and extremely low relative humidity. Details...

Wildfire Near Los Angeles Kills Two

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 07:55:30 EDT
Two major wildfires that began Sunday and Monday continue burning in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles County, California. The Marek Fire, on the northeast side of the San Fernando Valley, has burned more than 5,300 acres and destroyed 38 mobile homes and one single family dwelling. Officials have evacuated more than 1,200 residents and closed one freeway. The Sesnon Fire, north of Chatsworth, CA, has burned over 5,000 acres and has destroyed at least 19 homes. The fire jumped across the eight-lane 118 Freeway earlier Monday and the freeway remains closed at this time. Fire officials have warned residents in the western San Fernando Valley and eastern Ventura County areas that they could be ordered to evacuate at any moment. Over 1,000 fire fighters are battling the fires. For Tuesday, critical fire area identified in Southern California as Santa Ana winds continue. Details...

Critical Fire Areas

Mon, 13 Oct 2008 08:56:21 EDT
Southern coastal California is in a critical fire weather area with low relative humidity and Santa Ana winds expected. The lower Colorado River Valley has also been placed in a critical fire weather area with strong winds and low relative humidity expected in an area of abnormal dryness. Yesterday a fire burned 2,066 acres in the Angeles National Forest with more than 1,200 people evacuated. Details...

California Critical Fire Weather Areas

Sun, 12 Oct 2008 08:49:14 EDT
Critical fire conditions exist along portions of the southern California Coast. Winds are expected to be 20 to 30 MPH, with relative humidity levels falling to around 15 percent. A second area of critical fire conditions exists in portions of the Sacramento Valley and adjacent foothills in northern California. Winds there are expected to be near 20 MPH with relative humidity values dropping to between 6 and 12 percent. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area in California

Sat, 11 Oct 2008 09:01:33 EDT
A critical fire weather area has been declared for portions of northern and central California due to strong winds, low relative humidity and ongoing drought conditions. Details...

Areas of high fire danger

Fri, 10 Oct 2008 07:34:52 EDT
High fire danger exists for parts of central California today due to strong, gusty winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for those areas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area in North Dakota

Wed, 08 Oct 2008 09:39:34 EDT
High fire danger exists today for parts of western North Dakota due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of North Dakota. Details...

No critical areas for wildfires today

Thu, 18 Sep 2008 08:28:42 EDT
There are no critical areas for wildfires forecast today, but there is a risk for dry thunderstorms across northern California and southern Oregon. Details...

Critical Areas for Wildfires for Portions of the Interior Pacific NW

Wed, 17 Sep 2008 07:31:32 EDT
There are critical areas for wildfires forecast today across northern Nevada, western Idaho, and southeast Oregon due to dry thunderstorms. Details...

Critical Areas for Wildfires

Tue, 16 Sep 2008 07:23:43 EDT
There are critical areas for wildfires forecast across northern California and southwest Oregon today due to dry thunderstorms. Details...

High danger for wildfires today

Fri, 05 Sep 2008 07:11:24 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for parts of northwestern California and southwestern Oregon due to gusty winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of California and Oregon. Details...

High Fire Danger in Northern California

Tue, 02 Sep 2008 07:24:25 EDT
High fire danger exists for portions of northern California due to sustained northeasterly winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of northern California. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area for Monday

Mon, 01 Sep 2008 06:07:25 EDT
A critical fire weather area is forecast for parts of northern California. Primary conditions contributing to the critical fire weather area include offshore winds from 20-30 MPH with gusts over 40 MPH and minimum relative humidity readings less than 15 percent. Details...

Critical Fire Weather areas

Sun, 31 Aug 2008 07:53:32 EDT
A critical fire weather area is forecst for parts of interior California, central and southern Nevada, and parts of far western Utah. Primary conditions in this area are sustained southwesterly winds from 20 to 30 MPH with gusts over 40 MPH and minimum relative humdity readings from 10 to 15 percent. A second critical fire weather area is forecast for parts of North and South Dakota. Primary conditions across the Dakotas are Sustained southerly winds from 20-25 MPH with gusts over 30 MPH and minimum relative humdity readings from 20 to 25 percent. Details...

High Fire Danger

Wed, 27 Aug 2008 08:29:21 EDT
High fire danger exists for Wyoming into eastern Idaho and south central Montana due to strong westerly winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. High fire danger also exists for parts of northern California due to hot and dry conditions with gusty easterly and northeasterly winds. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of northern California. Details...

Wildfire Update

Wed, 06 Aug 2008 08:13:03 EDT
A fire burning outside Yosemite National Park has destroyed 28 homes, seven more than previously thought. Officials said crews were able to go in and more accurately survey the damage from the blaze, which was 95 percent contained. No additional structures were at risk. Lightning started a few fires in the Inyo National Forest Tuesday evening, including one that burned less than a square mile near Bishop but threatened no structures. There are no critical areas for wildfires today in the U.S., but a dry thunderstorm threat exists across northern California, most of Oregon, and northwest Nevada. Details...

Wildfires continue in the West

Sun, 03 Aug 2008 08:07:11 EDT
Fire activity increased in a few of the western states including Washington, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. California remains the most active with 11 large fires and complexes burning a total of 422,010 acres. A total of 39 large fires burning 496,773 acres was reported nation-wide. Windy conditions will continue across Montana, Wyoming, and the Northern Plains. Thunderstorms may occur over parts of Montana, Colorado, Utah, and eastern Oregon. Details...

Western Wildfires

Sat, 02 Aug 2008 09:51:42 EDT
Firefighters continued to make good progress Friday on the LeHardy Fire in Yellowstone National Park. Smokejumpers, hotshots and engine crews, aided by water drops from helicopters, were able to construct a control line along the section of the fire on the west bank of the Yellowstone River. A wildfire in north-central Washington near Omak has burned 1,000 acres and threatened about 50 homes, while a second blaze blackened at least 1,000 acres near Coulee Dam. Fire activity has slightly increased in Arizona and Colorado due to the windy and dry weather conditions. Details...

Wildfire in Yellowstone

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 08:08:46 EDT
A wildfire in Yellowstone National Park has burned over 600 acres. All entrances to the park remain open, and the fire has not impacted most visitors. Yellowstone National Park firefighters, West Yellowstone smoke-jumpers, two Type 1 air tankers from Billings, two helicopters, and fire engines from several surrounding areas were assigned to the area. Elsewhere in the U.S., critical fire areas are identified for parts of the northern High Plains, Intermountain West, and parts of the Central High Plains. Details...

Yosemite Wildfire

Thu, 31 Jul 2008 08:31:26 EDT
Firefighters on Wednesday pushed back the flames enough to reopen the main western highway into Yosemite National Park. The fire, which is now at least 40 percent contained, has destroyed 21 homes. The fire has also forced the evacuation of 350 homes in the towns of Midpines and Coulterville, gateway communities whose businesses rely on tourist dollars to stay afloat. In all, some 4,000 homes in the area are considered threatened. Elsewhere in the U.S., there are no critical areas for wildfires. Details...

Yosemite Wildfire

Wed, 30 Jul 2008 08:00:54 EDT
A 10-mile stretch of California's Highway 140, which leads to Yosemite's west entrance, was closed until late Tuesday, fire officials said. However, the western gate itself remained open for residents of the nearby community of El Portal and visitors staying near the park entrance. Flames were about 12 miles from Yosemite National Park, which remained open and teeming with visitors. Elsewhere, critical areas for wildfires are forecast across western Wyoming, eastern Idaho, and north-central Montana. Details...

Western Wildfires

Tue, 29 Jul 2008 08:06:36 EDT
A wildfire burning almost completely out of control Monday outside the Yosemite National Park has charred more than 46 square miles and destroyed 25 homes. The blaze has forced the evacuation of about 300 homes in the nearby towns of Midpines and Coulterville and is threatening about 4,000 others. The fire was 10 percent contained Monday as it burned about 12 miles west of the park, which remained open. Officials are concerned that winds forecast to blow 25 mph to 35 mph on Tuesday could push the fire further to the east, out of a canyon, and toward at least 90 homes in the Grizzly Peaks subdivision, which was evacuated Sunday. Elsewhere, high danger for wildfires exists for northeastern California, southeastern Oregon, northwestern Nevada, eastern Idaho, northwestern Wyoming, and south central Montana due to gusty winds, hot temperatures, very low relative humidity, and scattered dry thunderstorms. Details...

Western Wildfires

Mon, 28 Jul 2008 08:15:57 EDT
A fire broke out on Friday as a result of sparks from someone target-shooting in Midpine, (Mariposa County) California about 12 miles from Yosemite National Park entrance. By Sunday, the wildfire raged out of control near an entrance to Yosemite National Park forcing residents to evacuate. Media reports overnight indicated that so far the fire has destroyed 12 homes and 27 other buildings. Two hundred homes in Mariposa County on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park are "immediately threatened," and under mandatory evacuation orders. An additional 2,000 homes are in the path of the fire. In Montana, a fire 12 miles west of Red Lodge in the Custer National Forest has grown to more than 1,500 acres, prompted evacuation of more than 90 homes and burned five structures in the historic Camp Senia area. Details...

California Wildfires

Fri, 25 Jul 2008 08:23:12 EDT
Seven large fires in California are expected to be contained within the next few days due to hard work by firefighters taking advantage of the favorable weather conditions. Currently, 25 large fires or complexes in 10 states have burned more nearly 736,000 acres. Warmer and drier conditions are expected to develop across the West Details...

Wildfire Update

Thu, 24 Jul 2008 08:22:24 EDT
No critical areas for wildfires are forecast for today. Favorable weather conditions have helped firefighters in California make good progress toward containment goals. Eight new large fires were reported yesterday, six in Texas and one each in Idaho and Tennessee. Nationally, 26 large fires or complexes have burned more than 695,000 acres. The National Preparedness Level is now 4. Details...

California Wildfires

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 08:21:06 EDT
Cool, moist weather and steady attacks by firefighters have brought the number of wildfires still burning in Northern California dramatically down. Thirty-three fires were still burning, down from more than 2,000. Most of California's remaining blazes are on remote federal forest lands and pose little threat to homes. No critical areas for wildfires are forecast today. Details...

Progress on California Wildfires

Tue, 22 Jul 2008 09:20:32 EDT
Firefighters continue to make good progress on the large fires in California. New fires were reported yesterday in Colorado, Montana, Texas and Utah. Currently, 25 large fires and complexes have burned more than 627,000 acres. There are no critical fire areas forecast for today although some strong winds and frequent lightning strikes across Idaho, Montana and Wyoming may enhance the fire danger in dry areas. Details...

Western Wildfires

Mon, 21 Jul 2008 07:49:38 EDT
Southwestern Idaho, northern Nevada and southern Oregon have been designated a critical fire weather areas due to the potential for isolated to scattered dry thunderstorms. No new large fires were reported over the weekend, but there are still 37 total large fires and complexes still burning across the country. Several communities are still under evacuation orders. Despite these conditions, firefighters are working hard and making progress toward containment goals. Details...

California Wildfires

Sun, 20 Jul 2008 09:31:54 EDT
Firefighters continue to make good progress on the large fires in California, a few are expected to be contained over the weekend. While no critical fire weather areas are forecast, yesterday, 163 new fires were reported, but thanks to the initial attack efforts of firefighters, all of them remained small. Very hot and dry weather will persist especially over the northern valleys of California where temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees and relative humidity is expected to drop into the teens. Details...

Western Wildfires

Sat, 19 Jul 2008 09:03:02 EDT
The fires in Northern California continue to produce dense smoke near the sources with moderate smoke extending east-northeast across northern Nevada, southeast Oregon and southern Idaho. Moderate weather conditions in California have helped firefighters make good progress on the 16 large fires and complexes. Across the nation, 23 fires or complexes have burned nearly 680,000 acres. Details...

California Wildfires

Fri, 18 Jul 2008 08:07:26 EDT
President Bush offered federal help Thursday to some of the 25,000 firefighters working to contain wildfires that make up the single largest fire event ever recorded in California. The Governor of California declared a state of emergency in 12 counties affected by the wildfires and has called in the California National Guard to help. About 200 injuries, including deep burns, have been reported. The only firefighter death so far has been attributed to a heart attack. The weather is stable and slow progress is being made in containing the fires. Mandatory evacuation orders remained in place Thursday for about 20 homes along the heavily wooded ridges near Carmel Valley. Another 200 houses were emptied in the nearby rural community of Cachagua because of the fire danger. Details...

Wildfires

Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:01:35 EDT
Firefighters reported progress with a massive blaze in the Los Padres National Forest after beginning a series of "controlled burns" to clear tinder-dry brush in the path of flames that already have ravaged more than 190 square miles near the central California coast. Mandatory evacuation orders remained in place Wednesday so crews could continue the controlled burns for a second day. A controlled burn is a technique used to try to contain a forest fire by depriving it of brush and other fuel. No critical areas for wildfires are forecast today but dry thunderstorms are possible across eastern Oregon. Details...

Progress on California Wildfires

Wed, 16 Jul 2008 08:02:32 EDT
Fire crews started a controlled burn in the Los Padres National Forest in efforts to halt the massive fire’s spread through the ravaged hills of the central California coast. Officials ordered a mandatory evacuation in the heavily wooded ridges in anticipation of the burn. The fire is now 61% contained but consumed 190 square miles of federal land and destroyed 27 homes along the Big Sur coast before spreading inland. The complex of fires in Butte County, north of Sacramento, is 75% contained after consuming 84 square miles and destroying dozens of homes. Details...

California Wildfires

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 07:48:41 EDT
The current wildfire season is the worst on record in California since the state began keeping records in 1950. Firefighters have contained nearly 1,500 of 1,781 wildfires that have broken out across the tinder-dry state since thunderstorms June 20 brought fire-starting lightning. The fires have consumed almost 840,000 acres in national forests as well as state, private and local land. Several big fires were more than 50% contained, including a fire that has burned almost 120,000 acres and threatened Big Sur along the coast. It is 61% contained, and 1,400 residences remain threatened 27 homes have been destroyed. Details...

Some Relief to California Wildfires

Mon, 14 Jul 2008 08:13:01 EDT
Thunderstorms produced downpours that modestly helped firefighting efforts Sunday, but the downpours also triggered mudslides. That complicated California's unfolding wildfire disaster. No rain fell on most of the other California fires. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said 288 blazes were still burning around the state, most in the mountains ringing the northern edge of the Central Valley. Elsewhere, there are no other critical areas in the U.S. for wildfires today. Details...

Western wildfires

Sun, 13 Jul 2008 08:43:54 EDT
Numerous fires continue to burn and generate large amounts of smoke in Northern California. Winds over the area have diminished a bit and forecast models suggest a slight increase in atmospheric moisture. Mixed wet and dry thunderstorms are expected in the Sierra Nevada and southern Great Basin with wetter storms further south. Several communities throughout the state have been evacuated. Details...

Critical Fire weather conditions

Sat, 12 Jul 2008 12:12:36 EDT
The southwest corner of North Dakota has been identified as a critical fire weather area. Smoke from the hundreds of fires burning in northern California covered much of the state and extend out into the Pacific Ocean. Over 1,000 square miles have burned with about 100 homes destroyed. Details...

California Wildfires

Fri, 11 Jul 2008 08:02:52 EDT
Hundreds of wildfires continue burning across California with many homes threatened. Across the state, 1,460 fires have been contained, but more than 320 were active Thursday. The National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) continues to operate at Preparedness Level Five. Details...

Western Wildfires

Thu, 10 Jul 2008 07:40:10 EDT
Hundreds of wildfires continue burning across California with many homes threatened. This calendar year 2,902,639 acres have burned in the United States. Critical areas for wildfires exist today across the northern Rockies and the northern Great Basin. Details...

California Wildfires

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 08:56:33 EDT
There are over 330 active fires that threaten 7,610 residences, 168 commercial buildings and 2,000 outbuildings. Critical fire areas have been identified in the coastal areas of northern California and southern Oregon. Details...

Western Wildfires

Tue, 08 Jul 2008 09:47:14 EDT
18 wildfires continued burning across the west as of midday Monday. Residences are still threatened along with evacuations in some areas. There are currently 30 Incident Meteorologists (IMET) committed to wildfires across the nation. Critical areas for wildfires are forecast along the coastal range of Northwest California and Southwest Oregon due to strong northeasterly winds and low relative humidity. Details...

California Wildfires

Mon, 07 Jul 2008 08:05:07 EDT
Cooler, more humid weather helped fire fighters battle the wildfire raging near Santa Barbara over the weekend. The fire has burned 13 square acres and officials now have it 28% contained. The evacuation order for nearly 2,700 homes near Santa Barbara was lifted. The fire near Big Sur has burned 113 square miles. Cooler weather has helped firefighters contain it to 11%. Elsewhere, there are no critical fire areas identified. Details...

Wildfires continue in the West

Sun, 06 Jul 2008 09:14:24 EDT
Heavy wildland fire activity was reported throughout the country. One new large fire was reported in Arizona. Two large fires were contained: one each in Oregon and California. Broad areas of smoke continue to cover much of northern California, and along the central and southern coast of California. Details...

Wildland Fire Activity

Sat, 05 Jul 2008 09:38:13 EDT
Wildland fire activity remains heavy throughout the western states. Seven new large fires were reported. Warm and dry conditions will prevail over southern California, southern Nevada, northern Arizona, Utah, and western Colorado. High temperatures and low relative humidity conditions will continue in portions of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Dense smoke covers most of northern California. Light smoke from fires in Oklahoma, Kansas, and southern Canada are affecting the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. Details...

Wildfires and Critical Fire Weather Areas

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 09:23:51 EDT
There is a critical fire weather area for eastern Nevada, western Utah and southeastern Idaho, primarily due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Heavy fire activity continues throughout the country with six new large fires reported. Major fires in California and Oregon are producing heavy smoke over most of California, Oregon, Nevada and Southern Idaho. Fires continue to burn along the North Carolina/Virginia border with smoke extending well offshore over the Atlantic Ocean. Details...

Western Wildfires

Thu, 03 Jul 2008 07:47:48 EDT
The National Interagency Fire Center, headquartered in Boise, issued a 2008 Wildland Fire Outlook forecasting significant fire activity to increase or persist in California, as well as in parts of the western Great Basin in Nevada, the northern Rocky Mountains, Texas, and West Virginia. The agency also upped its national preparedness level to Level 5, its highest, a warning that there are major fires that have the potential to exhaust firefighting resources. It's the second earliest date the agency has reached Level 5 since 1990. California has endured the worst of the fires this year, raging from the western edge of the Sierra Nevada to coastal mountains near Big Sur. Details...

California Wildfires

Wed, 02 Jul 2008 07:47:25 EDT
Hundreds of firefighters were working overtime Tuesday to beat back blazes burning from the western edge of the Sierra Nevada to coastal mountains near Big Sur, where authorities enforced new, mandatory evacuations along a roughly 15-mile stretch of Highway 1. Some 1,200 homes are threatened by the Big Sur fire, which has destroyed 17 homes while burning 74 square miles by Tuesday morning. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger deployed 200 National Guard troops to fire lines Tuesday to relieve weary crews. No other critical areas for wildfires are forecast. Details...

California Wildfires Continue

Tue, 01 Jul 2008 08:32:30 EDT
Officials say nearly 1,000 wildfires in California could continue to burn for weeks or months. They were able to bring the containment of the 30,000 acre Shasta-Trinity fire to 23%, and humidity and fog helped fire fighters with containment efforts for a blaze in Big Sur. Elsewhere, no other critical fire areas have been identified for today. Details...

Western Wildfires

Mon, 30 Jun 2008 08:22:38 EDT
Firefighters made slow progress Sunday against the many wildfires burning throughout Northern California. Today there are no critical areas for wildfires forecast, but dry thunderstorms may occur in the interior parts of Oregon, Nevada, and northern California which could spark more fires. Details...

Wildfires continue in the West

Sun, 29 Jun 2008 08:31:03 EDT
Scattered thunderstorms are predicted this weekend over northern California, Pacific Northwest, and far western Nevada. Southern California will be hot and dry. A mixture of wet and dry thunderstorms are forecast for Arizona and New Mexico. Hot weather and thunderstorms are also predicted for the Great Basin and western Colorado. Ten states reported active wildfires burning over 400,000 acres. California continues to be the most critical with 33 large fires burning a total of 305,112 acres. Arizona is also experiencing a great deal of fire activity with nine fires burning 36,000 acres. Details...

Wildfires continue in the West

Sat, 28 Jun 2008 08:40:09 EDT
While no critical fire weather areas are forecast for Saturday, there are 50 active large fires burning over 354,000 acres in 10 states. In California, scattered mostly dry thunderstorms are expected over northern California, the Sierras and western Nevada will expand into the Pacific Northwest over the weekend. Details...

Western Wildfires

Fri, 27 Jun 2008 07:57:21 EDT
Flames from a huge wildfire burning through a national forest inched toward the scenic tourist town of Big Sur, where firefighters rushed Thursday to protect historic structures and hundreds of homes. The blaze in the Los Padres National Forest was only 3 percent contained and had burned nearly 37 square miles near the coast about a mile south of Big Sur, officials said. The fire has destroyed 16 homes since breaking out Saturday. Weekend weather is expected to aggravate the existing fire conditions across the west with dry thunderstorms expected across northern and central California. Details...

California Wildfires

Thu, 26 Jun 2008 07:50:26 EDT
Smoke is causing unhealthy air quality conditions over much of Northern and Central California. State air quality officials warned residents to stay indoors as the smoke from fires across California obscured the sun. Regulators said it was the worst air to hit the region in years. There are 25 IMETS (incident meteorologists) either deployed or en route to wildfires across the country. There are no critical areas for wildfires forecast for today. Details...

Wildfires Continue in California

Wed, 25 Jun 2008 07:37:57 EDT
A critical wildland fire situation continues to develop in northern California. Firefighters are battling 32 large fires in California that have burned more than 180,000 acres. Thousands of firefighters continue to battle the blazes from the ground and air. Fire crews from Nevada and Oregon arrived to provide extra help. Smoke from the fires has darkened skies in the San Francisco Bay area and Central Valley, causing public health officials to issue air-quality warnings. Elsewhere, high danger for wildfires exists for southeastern Arizona due to isolated to scattered dry thunderstorms, high temperatures, and low relative humidity. Details...

Wildfires

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 08:20:44 EDT
Year-to-date in the U.S. there have been 34,143 fires that have burned more than 1,879,559 acres. There are no critical fire areas identified for today. Details...

California Wildfires

Mon, 23 Jun 2008 07:30:38 EDT
A weak low pressure system moved across the Pacific Northwest and spread sufficient moisture into Northern California on Saturday to touch off mainly dry thunderstorms. After a week of above normal temperatures, fuels were extremely dry causing conditions favorable for numerous lightning caused fires. Preliminary fire reports indicate as many as 607 new lightning caused fires over northern California in the past 24 to 36 hours. Due to a shortage of resources, many small fires remained un-staffed. Over 108 structures were threatened as of Sunday morning. 2008 has become an unusually destructive year. Wildfires have destroyed at least 125 homes in Northern California so far this year. Blazes started popping up in the region just as California's unofficial fire season began in mid-May, following the state's driest two-month period on record. The largest fire, the “Wild” Fire, was burning 5 miles east of Napa, near the Napa-Solano County line. Details...

Critical Fire Weather conditions forecast for Sunday

Sun, 22 Jun 2008 08:29:16 EDT
Another hot and breezy day will develop over the Great Basin with afternoon high temperatures reaching well into 90s F north and readings of 100F to 115F over southern/desert areas. The combination of the hot and dry conditions, combined with widely scattered dry thunderstorms in advance of a weak frontal boundary will result in critical fire weather conditions across eastern Nevada, Utah, and the adjacent areas of Wyoming and Colorado. Details...

National Fire News

Tue, 17 Jun 2008 08:06:39 EDT
The National Interagency Fire Center reports that 1,680,945 acres have burned in the U.S. year-to-date from wildfires. There are no critical fire weather areas forecast for today. Details...

California Wildfires

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 07:41:26 EDT
The Humboldt Fire, near the cities of Chico and Paradise, CA has burned over 23,000 acres and is now 50% contained, after 74 homes were destroyed, and 20 damaged. Mandatory evacuations affecting portions of Paradise, CA and surrounding rural areas were lifted on Sunday, June 15 some precautionary evacuation notices continue. No critical areas for wildfires forecast for today. Details...

Wildfires continue across the country

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 09:05:11 EDT
Wildfires continue to burn in California, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia. Since Jan 1 2008, over 1.6 million acres have burned. In eastern North Carolina, the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has burned over 39,000 acres. Structures are threatened. Smoke from this fire has spread as far north as Richmond and west into the Piedmont of North Carolina. In Colorado, 42,000 acres has burned. This fire is 20 miles east of Thatcher. No structures are immediately threatened, but numerous historic and prehistoric sites are located within the area. Details...

California Wildfires

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 08:29:37 EDT
Firefighters on Thursday battled a series of fast-growing wildfires burning across Northern California, including a wind-whipped blaze that destroyed at least 10 homes and forced thousands of residents to evacuate. Authorities closed all roads to Paradise, a town of about 30,000 residents, about 90 miles north of Sacramento, and ordered several thousand Butte County residents to leave their homes. Elsewhere, the Storm Prediction Center is predicting no critical fire weather areas for Friday. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 07:49:56 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas today in north-central New Mexico and south-central Colorado. Primary conditions are strong winds, low relative humidity, and long-term dryness. Details...

Northern California Wildfire

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 08:11:25 EDT
In Stockton, California, wind-driven fires burned at least 30 homes and slightly injured two firefighters on Tuesday. Some residents were treated for smoke inhalation. Near Sacramento, California, a fire captain suffered second-degree burns to his hands and arms Tuesday when a wind-driven grass fire unexpectedly changed direction and intensity. Elsewhere, extremely high fire danger for wildfires exists for northeastern New Mexico, far western Oklahoma, and the Texas Panhandle due to very strong winds, low relative humidity, and drought. High danger for wildfires exists for eastern Arizona, much of New Mexico, southern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, and much of the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles due to strong winds, low relative humidity, and long-term dryness. Details...

Critical fire weather areas for Tuesday

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 08:59:11 EDT
The combination of very strong winds, low relative humidity, and long-term dryness across the southern Great Basin to parts of the central and southern High Plains and central valleys of California will produce critical fire areas on Tuesday. In eastern North Carolina, the Evans Road Fire continues and has burned 35,691 acres. The fire is about 40% contained, but continues to move east and northeast within the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Details...

Critical fire weather area over northeastern New Mexico

Sun, 08 Jun 2008 09:03:56 EDT
Moderate winds, continued drought, and low relative humidity across parts of northeastern New Mexico will result in critical fire weather conditions on Sunday. Details...

Critical fire weather area for Southwest and High Plains on Saturday

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 08:58:38 EDT
The combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and long term drought will produce critical fore weather conditions over parts of the Southwestern U.S. and High Plains on Saturday. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Fri, 06 Jun 2008 06:36:10 EDT
Low Relative Humidity and increasing winds are combining to produce critical fire weather threats. The areas identified include portions of the southern Great Basin, northwestern Arizona Plateau and southern High Plains. Details...

Extremely Critical Fire Weather Conditions

Thu, 05 Jun 2008 08:26:43 EDT
Strong surface winds combined with low relative humidity will lead to extremely critical fire weather conditions over portions of southeastern New Mexico and western Texas. Details...

Extremely Critical Fire Conditions

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 08:13:13 EDT
A very dry air mass will combine with strong winds to produce widespread fire problems from southeastern California into the southern High Plains. Northern Arizona and much of New Mexico are in an extremely critical fire weather area. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Conditions

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 08:14:14 EDT
Hot, dry and windy conditions from the Desert Southwest into the Southern Plains will result in an increasing fire threat for much of the area over the next several days. Details...

Critical fire weather area

Mon, 02 Jun 2008 06:01:03 EDT
Strong winds and low relative humidity across souther Utah, much of Arizona and New Mexico, and parts of western Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma will produce critical fire weather conditions on Monday. Details...

Critical fire weather area for Sunday

Sun, 01 Jun 2008 08:14:34 EDT
Across parts of southern California, Nevada, Utah, northern Arizona, and western Colorado low relative humidity and strong winds will combine to create critical weather weather conditions. Details...

Wildfires

Thu, 29 May 2008 08:29:55 EDT
Firefighters fully contained the Santa Cruz wildfires that burned 4,000 acres and destroyed 36 homes. Coastal fog and cool temperatures helped firefighters quench the fire. Elsewhere, critical fire areas are identified for northern Arizona, southern Utah, much of Colorado, western and northern New Mexico, far southern Kansas, and the western Oklahoma and Texas panhandles. Details...

Fire Weather Outlook

Wed, 28 May 2008 07:50:02 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for much of northern Arizona, western New Mexico, southern and eastern Utah, and western Colorado due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Colorado. Details...

Santa Cruz Wildfires

Tue, 27 May 2008 07:57:18 EDT
Firefighters have the wildfires in the Santa Cruz Mountains 70% contained. The fires have burned nearly 4,000 acres and destroyed three dozen homes. Year-to-date fire statistics for the U.S. are available. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Mon, 26 May 2008 08:14:11 EDT
A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and long-term dryness will result in critical fire weather conditions over most of New Mexico and the extreme western parts of Texas on Monday. in western south Florida, moderate winds combined with low relative humidity and moderate to severe drought will result in critical fire weather conditions. Large fires were reported in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Texas, and Washington. Over 1,400,00 acres have burned since January 1, 2008. Details...

Critical fire weather for Sunday

Sun, 25 May 2008 08:32:57 EDT
The combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and long term dryness will result in critical fire weather areas over much of central and eastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, and the far western Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles on Sunday. Large fires were reported in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Texas, and Washington. Over 1,400,00 acres have burned since January 1, 2008. Details...

Critcal fire weather areas

Sat, 24 May 2008 07:14:46 EDT
A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and drought conditions will create critical fire weather conditions over northeastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, and the western Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles on Saturday. In Florida, the Everglades National Park's 40,000 acre Mustang Corner Fire is close to containment. Firefighters are continuing to mop up hammocks that are smoldering in parts of the fire. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Fri, 23 May 2008 07:48:54 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for southeastern half of New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, and west Texas due to strong winds, low relative humidity, and drought. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Kansas. Elsewhere, a wildfire at the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains near the central California coast began on Thursday and burned about 3000 acres. Over 300 homes, several schools, and at least one organizational camp were evacuated. Nearly 150 horses were evacuated to the county fairgrounds. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Thu, 22 May 2008 09:31:41 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for southeastern Arizona, the southeastern half of New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, and west Texas due to strong winds, low relative humidity, and drought. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Kansas. Details...

Critical Areas for Wildfires

Wed, 21 May 2008 07:47:03 EDT
Critical areas for wildfires are forecast across the southwest with extreme fire danger across southern New Mexico and west Texas due to very strong winds, low relative humidity, and drought. Details...

Florida Everglades Wildfire and Critical Fire Areas Forecast for Today

Tue, 20 May 2008 08:20:33 EDT
South Florida residents were warned to stay indoors and a state prison and federal detention center were evacuated Monday as smoke from a massive wildfire in Everglades National Park billowed their way. No structures are reported threatened at this time. For today, critical areas for wildfires are forecast across southern California, southern Nevada, extreme southwest Utah, and western Arizona. Details...

Wildfire Event in the Everglades of Miami-Dade County, Florida

Mon, 19 May 2008 09:23:12 EDT
A large fire in the Everglades and other smaller fires in various parts of Florida brought smoky conditions across Florida on Sunday. The Florida Division of Forestry, which handles fires on state property, says it was fighting 90 fires around the state, which total about 39,500 acres. The majority of fires are in Glades County around Lake Okeechobee and on the coast in Brevard County. The Everglade fires began May 14th. In addition, in Everglades National Park, which is federal property, another 21,000 acres were on fire. That fire was 20 percent contained, according to the Florida Division of Forestry. Details...

Critical fire weather area for parts of Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota

Sun, 18 May 2008 08:44:08 EDT
Sustained northwesterly winds of 20-25 MPH, with gusts over 30 MPH and minimum relative humidity readings 15-20 percent are expected over much of central and eastern Montana, far western Wyoming, and northwestern South Dakota on Sunday. These conditions, combined with long term drought, will result in critical weather conditions. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area over much of the Dakotas

Sat, 17 May 2008 08:24:14 EDT
The combination of sustained northwesterly winds, minimum relative humidity in the 15 to 25 percent range, and long term drought will result in a critical fire weather across much of North Dakota and northern South Dakota on Saturday. Details...

High Danger for Wildfires

Fri, 16 May 2008 07:42:37 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for eastern Montana, North Dakota, northeastern Wyoming, and portions of South Dakota due to very strong winds, drought, and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of North Dakota and Montana. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Thu, 15 May 2008 07:28:59 EDT
Strong winds, low relative humidity, and drought are causing critical fire weather areas in southern Nevada, southwestern Utah, southern California, and western Arizona today. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Wed, 14 May 2008 07:36:49 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas in portions of northern California and far western Texas today. This is due to the strong winds, low relative humidity, and unseasonably warm temperatures in those areas. Details...

Wildfires Continue

Tue, 13 May 2008 09:16:34 EDT
Wildfires continue in Central Florida and have burned thousands of acres, destroyed homes, and have caused the closing of several highways. Florida Governor Charlie Crist issued a State of Emergency for all of Florida due to ongoing dry conditions and the threat for additional wildfires. Critical fire weather areas also remain in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. Details...

Extremely Critical Fire Weather Outlook

Mon, 12 May 2008 07:27:41 EDT
An extremely volatile fire weather situation is likely across central and eastern Florida, as well as parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Red flags warning are in effect for many of these areas. Details...

Critical fire weather area covers much of eastern New Mexico, far southeastern Colorado, the western Oklahoma Panhandle, and central and southwestern Texas

Sat, 10 May 2008 08:27:30 EDT
Winds will increase across the region, with sustained northwesterly winds near 30 MPH expected from northeastern New Mexico into southeastern Colorado and the Texas/Oklahoma Panhandles. Relative humidity will be low, near 10-15 percent. Into southeastern New Mexico and southwestern and central Texas, winds will be slightly less, from 15-25 MPH sustained but with higher gusts. Here, temperatures will be hot, with highs well into the 90s and a few locations over 100 F. Relative humidity will be extremely low, from the upper single digits to the lower teens. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Fri, 09 May 2008 07:28:44 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas for northern and eastern Arizona, far southeastern Utah, far western Texas, and most of New Mexico today. Year-to-date statistics for 2008 show 21,294 fires and 1,363,964 acres burned in the U.S. On 08-May-2008 the number of large active fires in the U.S. was eleven. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Thu, 08 May 2008 07:47:10 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas for most of New Mexico and portions of western Texas today. This is due to the primary conditions of strong winds, low relative humidity, and long-term dryness. Details...

High Danger for Wildfires

Wed, 07 May 2008 07:46:18 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for portions of southwestern and far western Texas and southern and central New Mexico due to strong winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Florida. Details...

Critical Area Today For Wildfires

Tue, 06 May 2008 07:29:52 EDT
Critical area for wildfires are forecast across a large part of New Mexico and far west Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area for Arizona and New Mexico

Mon, 05 May 2008 08:45:26 EDT
There are critical fire weather areas for southeast Arizona and southwest New Mexico today. Details...

Critical fire weather conditions over parts of North Dakota

Sun, 04 May 2008 08:16:43 EDT
Strong winds around 20 to 25 MPH with higher gusts, relative humidity near 20 percent, combined with recent dryness and drought critical fire weather conditions over the northeastern half of North Dakota on Sunday. Details...

Wildfires in Texas and New Mexico

Fri, 02 May 2008 07:35:27 EDT
Strong westerly winds across the Southern Plains this week ushered in a very dry airmass creating a large area with critical to extreme wildfire danger. Several large wildfires erupted in New Mexico and Texas. Other ongoing wildfires southeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico and near Marathon, Texas were aggravated by the extreme fire conditions. Details...

Extremely High Danger for Wildfires Today

Thu, 01 May 2008 07:50:16 EDT
Extremely high danger for wildfires exists for portions of southern and eastern New Mexico and western Texas due to sustained westerly winds, low relative humidity, cold frontal passage, and long-term drought. High danger for wildfires exists for portions of the southern Rockies. High danger for wildfires also exists for portions of northern and central Florida due to sustained northeasterly winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Florida, Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico. Details...

Extremely High Danger for Wildfires Today

Wed, 30 Apr 2008 07:32:30 EDT
Extremely high danger for wildfires exists for a large portion of New Mexico, northeastern Arizona, and far western Texas due to sustained southwesterly winds and low relative humidity. High danger for wildfires exists for portions of the southwest and Four Corners regions, central and southern High Plains. High danger for wildfires also exists for portions of Florida due to sustained northeasterly winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Florida, Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. Details...

Several Critical Fire Weather Areas Today

Tue, 29 Apr 2008 07:39:04 EDT
Wildfires continued to burn near a northeast suburb of Los Angeles. Fire fighters expect it to take four to seven days to contain the wildfires, which have already burned 490 acres and caused officials to evacuate over 1,000 people. There are several critical fire weather outlook areas in the U.S. today. These include portions of western Texas and western Oklahoma southeastern areas include parts of Florida, Alabama, and Georgia and the front range area from Colorado up through parts of Montana. Details...

California Wildfires

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 07:39:44 EDT
An early season wildfire began on Saturday afternoon in the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California above the communities of Sierra Madre and Arcadia, near Pasadena, California. By Sunday evening, the fire had burned over 400 acres and was 30 percent contained. Full containment is expected by the middle of the week. Approximately 1,000 residents have been evacuated. Several dozen hikers in the region were also evacuated on Saturday and all trails were closed to entry. There are 500 fire fighters and 5 aircraft working to contain the fire. Details...

Critical fire weather areas

Sat, 26 Apr 2008 07:31:28 EDT
Critical fire weather areas are expected for much of northern and northeastern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas due to strong winds, low relative humidity, wind shift associated with a cold front, and drought conditions. Late in the day, a cold front will surge out of Colorado and Kansas, shifting winds to northerly and increasing them to 20-30 MPH with higher gusts. Any ongoing fires could experience a rapid change in direction with the front. Critical fire weather areas are also expected for southern Nevada, southeastern California/western Arizona due to strong winds, low relative humidity, and drought. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Thu, 24 Apr 2008 07:55:11 EDT
Critical areas for wild fires are forecast across New Mexico, lower Michigan, and much of New England, there are currently 5 Incident Meteorologists active across the country. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas

Wed, 23 Apr 2008 07:29:06 EDT
High danger for wildfires exists for far southern Nevada and southeastern California eastward into southwestern Texas due to strong winds and low humidity. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Utah and Colorado. Details...

Fire Weather Areas Near North Dakota

Tue, 22 Apr 2008 08:07:38 EDT
There are critical areas for wild fires forecast across western North Dakota, far northwestern South Dakota, and far eastern Montana. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas for portions of the southern Rockies

Mon, 21 Apr 2008 07:59:36 EDT
There are critical areas for wild fires forecast across New Mexico today. Surface dew points will generally be in the single digits reflecting the very dry air mass that is in place over much of the southwest. Relative humidity values will be very low once again. Details...

Critical fire weather area for the Central/Southern High Plains through parts of the Southwest

Sun, 20 Apr 2008 08:30:55 EDT
Strong winds associated with an approaching cold front, and low relative humidity, will contribute to a large area of critical fire weather conditions. Wind speeds around 20 to 30 MPH are expected over much of the area, in the central Dakotas winds 30 to 35 MPH are expected. Afternoon heating into the 80s and lower 90s across the Southern High Plains will result in afternoon relative humidity dropping into the 2 to 5 percent range. Details...

Colorado Wildfires

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 09:08:33 EDT
One fire is on the Fort Carson Military Base, about 25 miles southwest of Colorado Springs. Over 9600 acres had burned as of Noon MDT Wednesday. Another fire was about 40 miles east of Pueblo in Crowley County near the town of Ordway. A 300 acre fire was located about two miles east of Carbondale. These fires have resulted in evacuations and road closures. The weather will assist fire fighters today in the wake of a cold front with lower temperatures, high relative humidity, and the chance for rain and snow. In southwestern Texas, a combination of very low relative humidities, strong winds, and drought conditions will contribute to a critical fire weather area. Details...

High Fire Danger

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 07:32:01 EDT
Extremely high fire danger exists for south central New Mexico, the Texas south plains, and parts of southwestern Texas due to very strong winds, very low relative humidity, and drought. Critical fire weather areas also exist in parts of Florida and the North Carolina coastal plain. On Tuesday, three major wildfires occurred in Colorado, where evacuations were ordered and the media reported 3 deaths. Colorado's governor declared a state of emergency. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Identified

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 07:28:41 EDT
Critical wild fire areas are identified for the High Plains, the Southwest, and Florida. Details...

Critical Wild Fire Areas

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 07:38:23 EDT
Critical areas for wild fires are forecast across much of Florida, eastern Montana, western parts of the Dakotas, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and California. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area - Northern Florida, Southeastern Alabama, southern Georgia

Sun, 13 Apr 2008 08:31:10 EDT
Behind a cold front, sustained west-northwesterly winds from 15 to 20 MPH with gusts of over 25 MPH and much drier air with Dew Points in the 30s combined with temperatures in the 60s/70s will support minimum relative humidity readings from 25-35 percent. Despite light precipitation over northern Florida Sunday morning, recent dry weather over the last 7 days combined with these expected weather conditions will aid in a critical fire weather threat. Details...

Extreme Fire Hazard Areas in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas

Thu, 10 Apr 2008 07:35:57 EDT
Extremely high fire danger for wild fires exists for far southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and far southwestern Texas due to very strong winds, low relative humidity, and drought. High danger for wild fires also exists for southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and southwestern Texas due to strong winds, low relative humidity, and drought. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. Details...

Extemely Critical Fire Weather Areas

Wed, 09 Apr 2008 08:24:08 EDT
Critical wild fire areas are identified for extreme southeastern Arizona, the southern half of New Mexico and western Texas. Extreme wild fire areas are identified within the southernmost portions of New Mexico and west Texas. Details...

Critical wild fire weather condtions remain

Tue, 08 Apr 2008 08:15:11 EDT
Critical area for wild fires are forecast at the junction of California, Nevada, and Arizona. Details...

Critical wild fire weather condtions

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 07:34:38 EDT
Critical areas exist for wild fires across west Texas, New Mexico, and northeast Arizona. Details...

Critical fire weather condtions

Sat, 05 Apr 2008 08:34:10 EDT
Very strong winds, combining with low relative humidity will produce an expansive zone of critical fire weather conditions for much of New Mexico, western Texas, western Kansas, western Oklahoma, southeast Colorado, and northeastern Arizona. Details...

Significant Fire Weather Threat Expected Saturday

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 08:35:50 EDT
The fire weather threat over New Mexico and Texas is lower today, but is expected to return to critical levels tomorrow for portions of eastern New Mexico, western Texas and extending northward into western Oklahoma, southwestern Kansas, and southeastern Colorado. Details...

Significant Fire Weather Threat

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 08:10:31 EDT
A significant fire weather threat is expected across portions of the southern high plains. There are extremely critical fire areas designated for portions of southeastern New Mexico and far western Texas. Details...

High Danger for Wild Fires

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 08:00:08 EDT
High danger for wild fires exists for much of New Mexico, southeastern Arizona, and far western Texas due to strong winds, low relative humidity, and long-term drought. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas in New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma

Mon, 31 Mar 2008 07:36:38 EDT
For southeast New Mexico, much of western and northwestern Texas, and southwestern Oklahoma critical fire weather areas are in effect. This is due to primary conditions of drought, low relative humidity, and strong winds. Details...

Critical fire weather area - central and southern New Mexico, parts of western Texas, and southeast Arizona

Sun, 30 Mar 2008 08:50:25 EDT
A low pressure area will develop in vicinity of the Oklahoma/Texas Panhandles. A strengthening pressure gradient will lead to sustained southwesterly winds near 20 MPH with higher gusts. High temperatures are expected to climb into the 70s and 80s over a large part of the region. Coupled with very dry air already in place, this will result in low afternoon minimum relative humidity values in the 10 to 20 percent range. Details...

Critical fire weather area parts of the Southwest

Sat, 29 Mar 2008 08:43:47 EDT
A strengthening low pressure system over the Central High Plains will promote sustained surface winds of 15 to 30 MPH with higher gusts. The combination of wind, low relative humidity dropping into the 10 to 15 percent range, and drought conditions will create a critical fire weather area across much of New Mexico, far western Texas, and southeast Colorado. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Remain

Fri, 28 Mar 2008 07:37:48 EDT
High danger for wild fires exists for portions of southern Nevada, southeastern California, northwestern Arizona, and southwestern Utah due to sustained southwesterly winds and low relative humidity. Details...

Critical Fire Areas Remain

Thu, 27 Mar 2008 07:33:11 EDT
High danger for wild fires exists for portions of the southern Rockies and High Plains due to westerly winds, low relative humidity, and incipient drought. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Texas and Oklahoma, and approximately 200 acres were burned in Morgan County, Colorado. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas Remain in the Southern Great Basin Area and Southern Rockies

Wed, 26 Mar 2008 07:17:53 EDT
Moderate winds and low relative humidity readings will produce critical fire weather conditions over the southern rockies and high plains region. This will effect east to central Arizona, central to southern New Mexico, southeastern Colorado, and western Texas. Details...

Critical fire weather area across parts of New Mexico and Texas

Tue, 25 Mar 2008 09:15:47 EDT
An area of lower pressure from the Northern Plains through eastern Nebraska, to eastern New Mexico and a high pressure center near central Alabama have kept strong and gusty winds across much of the Plains states. Afternoon relative humidities are expected to drop into the teens and single digits across a widespread area of the Southern Plains and Southwest. These factors, in combination with below normal rainfall and drought, will create dangerous fire weather conditions across eastern New Mexico and western Texas. Details...

Extremely Critical Fire Weather Area over parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas

Thu, 20 Mar 2008 09:23:11 EDT
Wildfires burned over 50,000 acres of grassland in extreme southern Texas. Officials evacuated 500 people from their homes four homes were destroyed. For Thursday, a critical fire weather area covers southern and eastern New Mexico, western Texas, western Oklahoma, and southwestern Kansas. An extremely critical fire weather area covers the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles into extreme southwestern Kansas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area for Southern Texas

Wed, 19 Mar 2008 07:35:26 EDT
High fire danger exists for southern Texas due to gusty winds and very low humidity. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of Texas. Details...

Extremely critical fire weather area for deep south Texas

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 08:48:28 EDT
A low will move eastward out of Mexico into central Texas afternoon and will push a strong cold front through southern Texas around midday Tuesday, causing southerly to westerly and increasing to 30-40 MPH over deep south Texas. Relative Humidity will decrease quickly, dropping into the teens near the Rio Grande to the 20-30 percent range near the coast. Details...

Extremely critical Fire Weather Area in parts of Texas and New Mexico

Sun, 16 Mar 2008 08:55:54 EDT
An active fire weather day is expected across parts of the Southwest. The combination of very strong winds, low relative humidity, and long term dryness will create extremely critical fire weather areas across parts of west Texas and southern and central New Mexico. Surface winds of 30 to 40 MPH appear likely with gusts to near 60 MPH possible. Relative humidities will drop below 10 percent. Details...

Critical weather fire areas continue across west Texas and New Mexico

Sat, 15 Mar 2008 08:59:52 EDT
Continued strong winds along with above-normal temperatures and a dry air mass will maintain a critical fire weather threat. Temperatures will warm mainly into the 70s resulting in widespread low relative humidities of 8 to 15 percent. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 MPH, with higher gusts, will be common Saturday. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Conditions expected in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas

Fri, 14 Mar 2008 07:36:58 EDT
Extremely high fire danger exists for southwestern and west Texas, the southern half of New Mexico, and extreme southeastern Arizona due to extreme winds and very low relative humidity. High fire danger exists for much of central Texas, southwestern Oklahoma, central New Mexico, and southern Arizona due to very strong winds, very low relative humidity, and long-term dryness. Red Flag Warnings are in effect. Details...

Critical Fire Weather

Thu, 13 Mar 2008 13:21:00 EDT
There is an extremely critical fire weather area for southeastern New Mexico and southwestern and western Texas. Also, parts of Arizona are in the critical area. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Conditions expected in New Mexico and Texas

Thu, 13 Mar 2008 13:17:42 EDT
Very dry existing conditions and forecast computer guidance suggest the potential for extreme fire weather conditions on Friday across large parts of southeast New Mexico, southwestern and western Texas. Low relative humidity with very strong to extreme sustained surface winds with higher gusts and long term dryness will lead to fire weather conditions becoming extreme in the area. Unseasonably warm and near record breaking high temperatures will prompt relative humidity values to remain in the single digits and teens for a substantial part of Friday. These conditions can undoubtedly promote rapid fire growth and very fast wind-driven wildfires leading to an active fire weather day. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area over southwest Texas

Fri, 07 Mar 2008 07:38:12 EST
A high fire danger exists for parts of southwestern Texas due to breezy northwesterly winds, low relative humidity, and ongoing drought. Details...

Critical fire weather areas for Wednesday

Wed, 05 Mar 2008 08:58:33 EST
A critical fire weather area is forecast for Wednesday for southern Nevada, southern California, and western Arizona due to critically low relative humidity values, winds, and developing drought conditions. A critical fire weather area is also forecast for southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico due to critically low relative humidity values and gusty winds. Details...

Critical fire weather area over south Texas

Mon, 03 Mar 2008 09:31:10 EST
A strong cold front will surge southwestward, with sustained winds increasing to 25 to 35 MPH with gusts of 40 to 50 MPH. Drier air with relative humidity in the 20 to 30 percent range will combine with dry fuels and strong winds to create hazardous fire conditions all day long. Gusty winds will persist overnight. Details...

Critical fire weather areas for Sunday

Sun, 02 Mar 2008 09:01:03 EST
In advance of an approaching cold front, warm, dry, and windy conditions are expected across much of western and southwest Texas and southern New Mexico. Sustained southwesterly winds near 30 MPH are likely, with gusts of 30 to 40 MPH. Minimum relative humidities will range from the teens to the 20's. As the cold front passes late Sunday night, winds will shift abruptly to the north at 20 to 30 MPH with higher gusts. Across the Colorado River Valley from southern Nevada into southeastern California and southwest Arizona, high pressure will surge southwestward producing very strong northerly winds of 20 to 30 MPH with higher gusts of 30 to 40 MPH. Strong heating and mixing will also result in Minimum relative humidity values into the teens,with some single digit relative humidity possible. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area - South Central High Plains

Sat, 01 Mar 2008 07:55:15 EST
A downslope regime coupled with sunny skies will result in warm afternoon high temperatures in the 70s along with strong southwesterly winds of 20 TO 30 MPH and Relative Humidity values in the teens will result is a critical fire weather threat over the south central High Plains. Details...

Critical fire weather area for parts of Texas and Oklahoma

Thu, 28 Feb 2008 09:03:23 EST
A combination of low relative humidity, continued drought conditions, and strong winds will contribute to a critical fire weather area across west central Texas and far southwestern Oklahoma on Thursday. Relative humidity values will likely fall into the the teens as temperatures warm into the low to mid 70's. Details...

Wildfires across Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico

Tue, 26 Feb 2008 08:49:40 EST
Strong winds, very dry air, and moderate drought conditions sparked wildfires across west Texas, southeast New Mexico, and western Oklahoma on Monday. Some buildings were destroyed and officials had to close portions of I-20. Strong gusty winds on Tuesday will contribute to critical fire weather areas across south central Texas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Areas in Texas and Oklahoma

Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:07:43 EST
There are some extremely critical fire weather areas for southwest and central Texas, as well as for southeastern New Mexico and parts of Oklahoma. This is due to prime conditions of drought, gusty winds and high temperatures in those areas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather areas in parts of Texas and New Mexico

Thu, 21 Feb 2008 08:05:10 EST
Critical fire weather areas remain in southwestern Texas and southeastern New Mexico. Whereas, much below normal temperatures and/or moist conditions will preclude any near critical fire weather areas elsewhere in the U.S. Details...

Critical Fire Weather Area for parts of the Carolinas

Wed, 20 Feb 2008 08:43:03 EST
Moderate surface winds will occur over the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic. Mild temperatures and low relative humidity readings will combine with these winds to support critical fire weather conditions over the Carolinas. Details...

Critical Fire Weather areas in the Southeast

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 05:47:41 EST
Critical Fire Weather areas are forecast for parts of the Mid-Atlantic, Carolinas, northern and Central Florida, and southeastern Georgia. The combination of strong and gusty winds, relative humidity in the 20% to 30% range, and long term drought conditions will create critical fire weather conditions across much of the Southeast. Details...




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