as of October 21, 2021 at 5 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)
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December 3, 2021
Thirteen new large fires were reported this week in Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Ten uncontained large fires have burned 105,279 acres. To date, 54,350 wildfires have burned 6,802,729 acres, which is slightly below the 10-year average for acres burned.
Stay informed of current and predicted environmental conditions such as weather and drying vegetation. The December, January, February, and March wildland fire outlook by Predictive Services at the National Interagency Coordination Center are now available.
Dry and windy conditions are expected along and east of the Appalachians in West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland today. Low relative humidity will continue tomorrow, with values likely dipping below 25%. Lower relative humidity will continue across portions of the South today, especially east of the Appalachians from the Carolinas through Georgia, with little to no precipitation forecast through early next week. Weak to moderate Santa Ana winds are likely Sunday night and again Tuesday into Wednesday in southern California. Periodic dry and breezy conditions are forecast across portions of the High Plains into next week, especially on the southern High Plains next week. Light to moderate precipitation will continue across portions of the Northwest and Northern Rockies through the weekend. Chances of precipitation increase on Monday across the northern half of the West as an upper-level trough tracks from the Pacific Northwest through the Great Basin. Heavy precipitation is likely in the Coast Ranges and Cascades of the Pacific Northwest and in portions of the northern and central Rockies on late Sunday through Monday. Colder temperatures will accompany this storm, with snow in the mountains and in higher elevation valleys and basins. Scattered showers are expected in portions of the Southwest on Tuesday as well. Showers and thunderstorms are likely to return to the Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes by Sunday and spread eastward through mid-week.
|Number of new large fires or emergency response
* New fires are identified with an asterisk
|13||States currently reporting large fires:|
|Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
|Acres from active fires||105,279|
|2021 (1/1/21-12/03/21)||Fires: 54,350||Acres: 6,802,729|
|2020 (1/1/20-12/03/20)||Fires: 52,934||Acres: 9,539,554|
|2019 (1/1/19-12/03/19)||Fires: 47,703||Acres: 4,682,157|
|2018 (1/1/18-12/03/18)||Fires: 52,603||Acres: 8,490,149|
|2017 (1/1/17-12/03/17)||Fires: 57,449||Acres: 9,246,118|
|2016 (1/1/16-12/03/16)||Fires: 60,365||Acres: 5,292,111|
|2015 (1/1/15-12/03/15)||Fires: 56,186||Acres: 9,798,953|
|2014 (1/1/14-12/03/14)||Fires: 51,621||Acres: 3,463,559|
|2013 (1/1/13-12/03/13)||Fires: 44,737||Acres: 4,169,883|
|2012 (1/1/12-12/03/12)||Fires: 55,654||Acres: 9,161,340|
|2011 (1/1/11-12/03/11)||Fires: 66,664||Acres: 8,500,005|
|2011-2020||Fires: 54,485||Acres: 7,228,178|
|Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
|USFS||1,379||40||15 miles southwest of Augusta, Montana||406-594-6497|
|* Dump Road
|BIA||900||65||One mile southeast of Browning, MT|
|* West Wind
|ST||10,644||0||Denton, MT (39 miles northwest of Lewistown, MT)||406-290-3017|