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Thursday, May 18, 2017

5/15/2017 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Monday, May 15, 2017, 08:57

Northwest Activity Summary
Cool and showery over the weekend with drier conditions on the east side. Over 5,000 new prescribed fire acres were reported with units in Eastern Oregon reporting additional prescribed fires planned. 4 fires reported over the weekend with a 200 acre fire reported north of Kennewick, WA.

Preparedness Levels
1 (1/17)
1 (1/17)

Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity
Weekend Summary (May 12 – May 14) 
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0 
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 0 (OR: 0, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres 4 fires for 200 acres 0 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 3 fires for 0 acres 
WA: 1 fires for 200 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
IMSR currently published Friday only.
The following information is from Friday, May 12.
National Fire Activity (May 5 – May 11) 
Initial attack activity: 677 new fires
New large incidents: 6
Large fires contained: 3
Uncontained large fires: 7
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 0

Northwest Prescribed Fire Information:

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 and showery weather are on tap through mid-next week followed by a slow warm up. Rain is likely to be widespread on Monday and Tuesday with windy conditions. High pressure starts to build on Wednesday with a slow warming trend through the end of next week. Prescribed burning opportunities look to be improve from mid-week on. Initial attack activity is likely to pick up towards the end of the week especially in lower elevations where grasses have cured and in timber fuels that lack grasses. Significant fire potential remains low.

National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR):
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