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Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Downturn in Fire Activity due to Colder Temps  
Statewide Discussion: A winter weather intrusion that included mixed precipitation provided wetting amounts primarily south of I-44 while most locations in western and northern Oklahoma experienced a downturn in wildfire activity primarily due to much colder temperatures. A warming trend with temperatures well-above normal absence of precipitation through the workweek will promote increasing fire danger through the week ahead of disturbance late in the week.

• Oklahoma Panhandle / Northwest / Western Tier: Southwest to west winds sustained 8-12 mph will support moderate rates of fire spread across western Oklahoma. Winds in the western Panhandle are expected to shift to northerly by this afternoon influenced by a surface trough. Temperatures in the area will top out in the 62°-67° with afternoon relative humidity values 10% in the western Panhandle to 19% under partly cloudy skies yielding fine-dead fuel moisture values 4-5%. Rangeland fuels will support head fire rates of spread 71-115 ft/min with flame lengths around 10 ft. exhibiting moderate resistance to control. Fire danger will moderate with sunset as winds become light and variable.

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