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A Bit Of Weekend Rain Provides some Relief in the The Latest Fire Situation Report for Oklahoma

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 09:08:53 CDT

A Bit Of Weekend Rain Provides some Relief in the The Latest Fire Situation Report for Oklahoma Looking at The latest Fire Situation Report for June 22, for the State of Oklahoma Shows Burn Bans in Cimarron, Texas, Beaver, Alfalfa, Major & Dewey Counties.

A couple of weather systems passing through Oklahoma last Friday through Sunday provided some
much needed relief from the mounting wildfire threat. Another round of rainfall, along with some severe weather potential, is
in the forecast for today with highest probabilities extending from the Oklahoma Panhandle into western and southern
Oklahoma. A quick glance at the rainfall totals from the weekend rainfall totals looks impressive with several locations in the
drought stressed portion of the state receiving in excess of 1.0”. However, in several of those locations, the rains came very
rapidly resulting in the lack of soaking while in others amounts totaled less than wetting amounts.

Today, fire danger will remain muted with dew point temperatures >60? across much of the state limiting relative humidity values
from dipping below 45% in all but the western 2/3’rds of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Any new wildfire activity today should
provide very good probability of successful initial attack efforts. Rain and storm chances this afternoon and evening hold some
promise of setting fire danger back in the Panhandle, western and southern counties.

Short-term Outlook: OFS will be coordinating with inter-disciplinary partners through the week to assess the effect of recent
moisture on the wildland fuels with particular focus on live-fuel moisture as well as the large diameter dead-fuels. Increased
dew point temperature resulting in elevated relative humidity values and reduced availability of fine-dead fuels are expected
through the week. In the absence of elevated fire weather concerns this week, the next update to the Oklahoma Wildfire
Situation report is scheduled for Friday, June 26.

Note: OFS/ODAFF has personnel mobilized in support of ESF-8 Public Health
Burn Bans: Cimarron, Texas, Beaver, Alfalfa, Major &
Dewey Counties

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS from www.firereporting.ok.gov recorded on 06/19/2020 thru 06/22/2020
· No New Activity Reported
· Additional Wildfire Activity noted through informal reporting and media outlets.



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