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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

7/20/2016 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016, 07:15
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Northwest Activity Summary
In the past 24 hours, temperatures were generally mild across the geographic area. Precipitation was scattered across most of the area with the exception of SE Oregon, which remained dry. Precipitation was generally light, with some locations locally heavy. There was lightning activity on the eastern side of the Cascades in north central Washington and in the Blue Mountains of Oregon extending along a southwest line to Bend.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest1 (6/15)
National2 (6/6)
Northwest PL Forecast
223
3-day10-day30-day

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 0 (OR: 0, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres14 fires for 38 acres
0 acres growth on existing large fires
OR:   7 fires for 2 acres
WA:   7 fires for 36 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0

National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 156 new fires
New large incidents: 11
Large fires contained: 3
Uncontained large fires: 11
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 6


Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 1
Starbuck  WA-WFS-160002. ICT4. 0 miles N of Starbuck, WA. Start 7/18. Full Suppression. Cause: human.
2,380 acres (+2,380). 100% containment (7/18). Grass. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.

None currently reported.
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
There will be a break in the unsettled weather today into Thursday, with warmer temperatures. A system moving in Thursday night and into Friday will bring gusty winds to SE Oregon, and a chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere. A return to near average temperatures and dry conditions is expected over the weekend. Significant fire potential remains low region-wide with the exception of SE Oregon which has remained warm and dry.

National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR): http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf
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