Wildfire potential, May through August, 2014

The Predictive Services section at the National Interagency Fire Center has issued their Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for May through August, 2014.

And below that is the latest edition of the Drought Monitor, released today.

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“The May, June, and July through August 2014 significant wildland fire potential forecasts included in this outlook represent the cumulative forecasts of the eleven Geographic Area Predictive Services Units and the National Predictive Services Unit.

May
– Above normal fire potential will be over much of California, southern Arizona, and southwestern New Mexico. Must of southern Alaska will have above normal fire potential.
– Below normal fire potential will continue for most of the Ohio, Tennessee, and lower Mississippi Valleys, the central Gulf Coast; eastern Texas and eastern Oklahoma.

May 2014 wildfire outlook

June
– Above normal fire potential will expand to include northern California, Nevada, and much of Oregon. Most of Alaska will continue to see above normal significant fire potential.
– Below normal fire potential will continue over the lower and mid-Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio Valleys.

June 2014 wildfire outlook
July through August
– Above normal fire potential will remain in most of California, northern Nevada, and central Oregon. Above normal fire potential will expand into eastern Oregon, southwestern Idaho, and the Great Lakes region.
– Southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico and Alaska will return to normal fire potential.
– Below normal fire potential will cover most of the northern Rockies.”

July-August 2014 wildfire outlook****

Drought monitor May 1, 2014

 

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+