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Friday, May 27, 2016

5/27/2016 Weekly NWCC Brief

Morning Brief
Date/Time Stamp: Friday, May 27, 2016 - 0800 hrs. Weekly Summary, week of 5/20-5/27.
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:
Slightly cool temperatures with moderate to light precipitation over the last week with all RAWS reporting some precipitation. Light initial attack activity (10 fires in the last week) with the largest fire reported at 81 acres near Boardman, OR. No prescribed fire activity reported or planned.

Preparedness Levels

Northwest1 (10/9/15)
National1 (no change)
Northwest PL Forecast:
2 (up one)

Northwest Fire Activity

Large Fire Summary (week of 5/20-5/27)
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 0 (OR: 0, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres (week of 5/20-5/27)
10 fires for 102 acres 
OR: 5 fire for 91 acres

WA: 5 fires for 11 acres
Year-to-Date Fires and Acres:
262 fires for 2.036 acres
OR: 108 fires for 1,015 acres

WA: 154 fires for 1,021 acres
For details, see NW Daily Situation Report

Northwest IMT Activity

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

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 (week of 5/13-5/19)

Incidents not Previously-Reported: 0
Incidents Previously-Reported: 0

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:

Cool with breezy conditions, especially on the east side with a gradual warming trend through the Memorial Day Holiday. Conditions warm significantly after Memorial day as a high pressure system moves in bringing dry conditions and above normal temperatures through next week. Significant fire potential remains low through the period with increasing potential after the holiday weekend. 
·         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

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