as of October 21, 2021 at 5 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)
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January 14, 2022
New large fires were reported Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. Wildland firefighters continue to work on the Longleaf Fire in Louisiana and the Cedar Slash Fire in Arkansas. All others were contained.
The Predictive Services staff at the National Interagency Fire Center released the National Wildland Significant Fire Potential Outlook for January through April. This outlook highlights areas of the country with the potential for an above normal number of wildfires.
Elevated to critical conditions are forecast for portions of eastern New Mexico into much of west Texas today, with westerly wind gusts up to 50 mph and minimum relative humidity near 10%. Dry and breezy conditions are likely to continue through the weekend into early next week due to downslope flow and frontal passages. Offshore winds are also likely in southern California today into tomorrow with gusts to 50 mph possible, but rainfall over the past month has mitigated the fire threat. Heavy snowfall is likely across portions of the northern Plains into the Midwest today and tonight, but much of the central and southern Plains will remain dry. A strong storm system will develop over the South and track northeast along and east of the Appalachians this weekend through Monday. This Nor-easter will bring widespread and heavy precipitation to the Appalachians and East Coast, including heavy snow and freezing rain. Strong winds will also develop near the coast and over wind-favored areas in the Appalachians. Well below normal temperatures are expected across much of the central and eastern US mid to late next week, with generally above normal temperatures and dry conditions likely for much of the West through mid-next week.
|2022 (1/1/22-1/14/22)||Fires: 457||Acres: 7,080|
|2020 (1/1/20-1/14/20)||Fires: 544||Acres: 12,926|
|2019 (1/1/19-1/14/19)||Fires: 254||Acres: 2,231|
|2018 (1/1/18-1/14/18)||Fires: 994||Acres: 7,132|
|2017 (1/1/17-1/14/17)||Fires: 467||Acres: 9,071|
|2016 (1/1/16-1/14/16)||Fires: 161||Acres: 222|
|2015 (1/1/15-1/14/15)||Fires: 299||Acres: 808|
|2014 (1/1/14-1/14/14)||Fires: 260||Acres: 3,335|
|2013 (1/1/13-1/14/13)||Fires: 117||Acres: 3,028|
|2012 (1/1/12-1/14/12)||Fires: 1,018||Acres: 49,820|
|2012-2021||Fires: 411||Acres: 8,544|