Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211


Agricultural News

Friday, January 21, 2022, Fire Situation Report

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 08:14:13 CST

Friday, January 21, 2022, Fire Situation Report Statewide Discussion: Cold temperatures have taken hold for a period although dry conditions continue to dominate. Drought continues to intensify as well reflected in the intensification in the current Oklahoma Drought Monitor that has Exceptional Drought emerging in the Cimarron and Texas Counties. Daytime high temperatures will warm each day into the weekend coupled with afternoon relative humidity values dipping below 30% in most locations. Initial attack activity is expected to continue with dry and available fuels, although the absence of critical fire weather will continue to hamper large fire potential.

Today: Frigid overnight/morning temperatures will gradually warm above freezing with temperatures this afternoon in the mid-30s across much of the state with 40s in both the Panhandle and southern counties. With dew point temperatures in single digits across the bulk of the state, afternoon relative humidity values 22-28% (31-35% in the Oklahoma Panhandle). Fine-dead fuel moisture values will register 6-7% across most of the state supporting continued initial attack activity although wind speeds will limit rates of spread from becoming overly concerning. In western Oklahoma, rangeland fuels will support head fire rates of spread 90-131 ft/min with flame lengths 9-11 ft. In central and eastern Oklahoma regions, grass-dominated fuels will exhibit ROS 65-118 ft/min and FL 10-14 ft while timber-litter will produce ROS 10-20 ft/min with FL 3-4.5 ft.

Weekend: Afternoon temperatures will warm up a bit, 40 to 50 degrees on Saturday then 51 to 61 degrees on Sunday. Outside of low precipitation chances Friday night in the western Panhandle, dry conditions continue. Afternoon relative humidity values will support receptive fuels although light winds will limit rates of spread in range and grass-dominated fuels to generally less than 100 ft/min.

Near Term: Cold temperatures have muted fire danger to some extent although background fuel dryness continues to build. Outside of some low precipitation chances Monday into Tuesday dry conditions are expected to continue. Sneaking a look at the 6-10 and 8-14 day outlooks the cold temperatures transitions back to above normal and some signal for moisture comes into play. Given the seasonal expectation, that moisture potential holds little hope for reversing the dry trend and building fire danger concern. While no two dormant fire seasons are the same, looking at past years’ conditions analogous to our current observations does hold concern. But in the near-term, no critical fire weather pops out holding fire occurrence in the initial attack range with potential for the occasional large fire.

Click here for the latest list of Oklahoma counties under burn bans.



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2 p.m. May 20, 2022  Fri, 20 May 2022 17:13:29 CDT
  • May 20, 2022, Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Fri, 20 May 2022 17:13:02 CDT
  • Growth Energy, EPA Reach Settlement on Deadline for Issuing 2023 RVO   Fri, 20 May 2022 12:40:37 CDT
  • Dr. Tom Coon Says they are at 98% for fundraising On New Frontiers Building at OSU  Fri, 20 May 2022 12:43:05 CDT
  • NFU Hails Approval of the Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act by the House Ag Committee  Fri, 20 May 2022 11:17:19 CDT
  • New Southern Plains Perspective Blog Post Warns Drought Conditions May Worsen for Southern Plains  Fri, 20 May 2022 08:45:08 CDT
  • Lance Zimmerman with Cattlefax Offers Cow Calf Producers Strategies for Success  Fri, 20 May 2022 08:44:14 CDT
  • TSRCA and PACO Feedyard teamed up to inspect thousands of cattle  Fri, 20 May 2022 07:51:50 CDT

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.


    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2022 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.