as of October 13, 2023 at 7:30 a.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)
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December 8, 2023
Two new large fires were reported in North Carolina. To date, 53,610 wildfires burned 2,607,698 acres in the United States. This is below the 10-year averages of 54,829 wildfires and 6,906,264 acres burned.
The National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook, produced by the predictive services staff at the National Interagency Coordination Center was released on December 1 and above normal wildfire potential is possible in Hawaii over the next three months. The current wildland fire potential outlook and the monthly seasonal outlook podcast is also available.
An upper-level trough will move from the Front Range to the East Coast through the weekend and bring widespread precipitation from the eastern Plains to the East Coast, with the heaviest precipitation in the Appalachians to the East Coast and snow in the northern Plains. Breezy and dry southwest winds will create elevated to locally critical conditions across the southern High Plains today before winds diminish this weekend. Dry conditions are forecast on much of the Plains to the East Coast next week, but rain is likely to develop over the southern High Plains as an upper low moves into the Southwest. Overall, much the West will remain dry this weekend into next week with near to above average temperatures. However, scattered snow showers are forecast in the central Rockies today and a fast-moving upper trough will move into the Northwest and northern Rockies Sunday into Monday with light to moderate rain in the lower elevations and snow above 5,000 to 7,000 feet. Snow showers are forecast across much of the southern half of Alaska today into Saturday followed by a brief break before another upper trough brings more precipitation to southwest and south-central Alaska mid- next week. A weakening front will bring light showers to the western Hawai’ian Islands today with light to moderate trade winds returning Sunday and continuing into mid-next week.
|Number of new large fires or emergency response
* New fires are identified with an asterisk
|2||States currently reporting large fires:|
|Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
|Acres from active fires||304|
|2023 (1/1/23-12/08/23)||Fires: 53,610||Acres: 2,607,698|
|2022 (1/1/22-12/08/22)||Fires: 64,835||Acres: 7,421,439|
|2021 (1/1/21-12/08/21)||Fires: 55,861||Acres: 7,037,684|
|2020 (1/1/20-12/08/20)||Fires: 55,919||Acres: 9,623,601|
|2019 (1/1/19-12/08/19)||Fires: 48,011||Acres: 4,687,978|
|2018 (1/1/18-12/08/18)||Fires: 52,763||Acres: 8,507,409|
|2017 (1/1/17-12/08/17)||Fires: 58,198||Acres: 9,292,506|
|2016 (1/1/16-12/08/16)||Fires: 60,748||Acres: 5,306,407|
|2015 (1/1/15-12/08/15)||Fires: 56,250||Acres: 9,798,835|
|2014 (1/1/14-12/08/14)||Fires: 51,806||Acres: 3,486,180|
|2013 (1/1/13-12/08/13)||Fires: 45,233||Acres: 4,185,213|
|2013-2022||Fires: 54,829||Acres: 6,906,264|
|* Clear Creek
|North Carolina Forest Service
|ST||124||90||Started on private land five miles northwest of Marion, NC|
|* Locust Cove 2
|National Forests in North Carolina
|USFS||180||65||Eight miles northwest of Marion, NC|
|North Carolina Forest Service