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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

5/17/2016 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief
Date/Time Stamp: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 0700 hrs.
Posting frequency is currently weekly, Friday mornings, or as activity dictates. Daily reporting begins with increased fire activity.
Note: Until then (when standard content/format begins), the weekly format serves primarily as a general synopsis of trends in fire activity (wildfire and prescribed) and fire potential. Links to Fire Potential and Fuel Status Products are listed below as these highlight subjects of interest leading into fire season.

Activity Summary
In the Northwest:
Widely scattered showers with mild conditions yesterday. Very light initial attack activity (one fire yesterday) and no prescribed fire activity reported or reported as planned. Increased containment on existing large fires. NW Team 10 (Lawson) managing both the Hotshot and Proctor Creek 62 Rd fires.

Preparedness Levels

Northwest1 (10/9/15)
National1 (no change)

Northwest PL Forecast:

Northwest Fire Activity

Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 1 (OR: 0, WA: 1)
New Fires and Acres
1 fires for 0 acres
(0 acres growth on large fires)
OR: 1 fire for 0 acres

WA: 0 fires for 0 acres
Year-to-Date Fires and Acres:
225 fires for 1,567 acres
OR: 100 fires for 924 acres

WA: 121 fires for 643 acres
For details, see NW Daily Situation Report

Northwest IMT Activity

NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1

National Fire Activity and Year-to-date Statistics

National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR):

Reporting schedule weekly (Fridays) while at National Preparedness Level 1

Current Incident Details

Incidents not Previously-Reported: 0
Incidents Previously-Reported: 2
Hot Shot WA-NWS-000015. IMT2. NW Team 10 (Lawson). 2 mi NW of Oso, WA. Start 5/12. Full Suppression.. Cause: Unknown. 67 acres (+0). 75% containment. Slash/Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Steep terrain and unstable fall & buck timber are slowing progress. NW Team 10 managing both the Hotshot and Proctor Creek 62 Rd fires.
Proctor Creek 62 Rd WA-NWS-000016. IMT2 NW Team 10 (Lawson). 2 mi S of Gold Bar, WA. Start 5/13. Full Suppression.  Cause: Unknown. 289 acres (+0). 90% containment. Timber, slash. Minimal fire behavior. Road closures in effect. Mop up and suppression repair. Acres reduced due to more accurate mapping. NW Team 10 managing both the Hotshot and Proctor Creek 62 Rd fires.
None reported currently.
Lists fires (of any size) that singly utilize Monitor, Confine, or Point Zone Protection suppression strategies, or use Multiple Suppression Strategies (which may also include a Full Suppression component).

Northwest Fire Potential Summary:

High pressure will bring warmer and drier weather Tuesday. Starting Wednesday, a low pressure system moves in bringing winds and moist weather for the remainder of the week.
·         The NW 7-Day Significant Fire Potential Forecast is not currently being produced.
·         The National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential Forecast is being produced and displays forecasts for any/all geographic areas that are actively reporting.

Fire Potential and Fuel Status Products


PNW Fuel Status

 NWCC Climate and Significant Fire Potential Outlooks (currently updated monthly)

NWCC Outlook (video)

NWCC Outlook (powerpoint)


National Monthly and Seasonal Outlook

Significant Fire Potential Outlook

National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR):

Other GACC Morning Reports