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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

5/31/2016 NWCC Fire Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 1030 hrs Weekend overview, Friday 5/27-Monday 5/30. Updated Preparedness Levels.
Posting frequency is currently weekly, Friday mornings, or as activity dictates. Daily reporting begins with increased fire activity.
Note: Until 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 Fuels Status Products are listed below as these highlight subjects of interest leading into fire season.


Northwest Activity Summary

Warm with breezy conditions over the holiday weekend. 23 fires reported over the weekend with 3 fires meeting large fire criteria and 4 others reporting larger than 50 acres. Fire mobilization authorized on Sunland fire near George, WA.


Preparedness Levels

Current:
Northwest
1 (10/09/15)
National
1 (no change)
Northwest PL Forecast
2 (up one)
2 (up one)
2
3-day
10-day
30-day



Northwest Fire Activity

Northwest IMT Activity

Large Fire Summary (5/27-5/30)
New large fires: 3
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 0 (OR: 0, WA: 0)
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
New Fires and Acres (5/27-5/30)
23 fires for 2,269 acres
OR: 11 fires for 1,098 acres
WA: 12 fires for 1,171 acres
National Fire Activity and Year-to-date Statistics
National Incident Management Situation Report
Reporting schedule weekly (Fridays) while at National Preparedness Level 1
Year-to-Date Fires and Acres
285 fires for 4,305 acres
OR: 119 fires for 2,113 acres
WA: 166 fires for 2,192 acres
For details, see NW Daily Situation Report


Northwest Current Incident Details (week of 5/13-5/19)

Incidents not Previously Reported: 3

Sunland WA-WFS-000626. ICT3, 5 mi W of George, WA. Start 5/29. Full Suppression. Cause: unkn. 1,000 acres. 10% containment. Expect containment 5/31. Fire Mobilization Authorized.

McNary OR-UMA-000192. 2 miles E of McNary. Full Suppression. Brush Grass. Cause: unkn. 350 acres. Limited Information available.

0121 RN SOUTH JCT OR-PRD-000121. ICT3. 15 mi N of Madras, OR. Start: 5/29. Full Suppression. Cause: human. 500 acres. 0% containment. Brush/grass. Moderate fire behavior. Securing flanks and improving lines.

Incidents Previously Reported: 0


Northwest Fires Utilizing Monitor, Confine, Point Zone Protection Suppression Strategies (YTD) (link)

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
Dry and warm to hot conditions Monday followed by increasing onshore flow with some potential for thunderstorms. Hot conditions return next weekend. Significant fire potential is increasing with the warm and dry weather.
·         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 reporting.


Fire Potential and Fuel Status Products

Northwest

NWCC Climate and Significant Fire Potential Outlooks

(currently updated monthly)

 

National

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

Current:
Northwest1 (10/9/15)
National1 (no change)
Northwest PL Forecast:
1
1
2 (up one)
3-day
10-day
30-day

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): http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf

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

Northwest

PNW Fuel Status

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

NWCC Outlook (video)

NWCC Outlook (powerpoint)

National

National Monthly and Seasonal Outlook

Significant Fire Potential Outlook


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

Other GACC Morning Reports

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

5/18/2016 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief
Date/Time Stamp: Wednesday, May 18, 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:
Sunny, warm and dry yesterday. Light initial attack activity (3 fires yesterday). No reports of prescribed fire activity or planned prescribed fires. All large fires reported contained. NW Team 10 (Lawson) managing both the Hotshot and Proctor Creek 62 Rd fires.


Preparedness Levels

Current:
Northwest1 (10/9/15)
National1 (no change)
Northwest PL Forecast:
1
1
1
3-day
10-day
30-day


Northwest Fire Activity

Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 0 (OR: 0, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres
3 fires for 0 acres
(0 acres growth on large fires)
OR: 3 fire for 0 acres

WA: 0 fires for 0 acres
Year-to-Date Fires and Acres:
228 fires for 1,567 acres
OR: 103 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): http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf

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. 60 acres (-7). 100% containment. Slash/Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Acres reduced due to more accurate mapping.  Transition to the local unit planned for 5/19.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. Transition to the local unit planned. 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:

Warm conditions transitioning to cool, breezy and showery weather today as a cold front moves in. The west side will be impacted first with the effects of the cold front impacting the east side by this evening and into tomorrow morning. Showery and unsettled conditions will remain through the 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

Northwest

PNW Fuel Status

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

NWCC Outlook (video)

NWCC Outlook (powerpoint)

National

National Monthly and Seasonal Outlook

Significant Fire Potential Outlook




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

Other GACC Morning Reports


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

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

Northwest PL Forecast:
1
1
1
3-day
10-day
30-day



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): http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf

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

Northwest

PNW Fuel Status

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

NWCC Outlook (video)

NWCC Outlook (powerpoint)

National

National Monthly and Seasonal Outlook

Significant Fire Potential Outlook



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

Other GACC Morning Reports