Tag: fire

Slow Moving Cool Front, and Rain Chances Help with Fire Danger

Statewide Discussion: The slow-moving cold front will stall in southeastern Oklahoma holding some rain chances in place in the southeastern and east-central counties. Dry conditions are expected elsewhere across the state. OFS firefighters continue to work alongside fire departments patrolling for hotspots and increasing containment on recent significant fires with moderated fire danger over the …

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USDA Announces Availability of Low-Interest Physical Loss Loans for Producers Affected by Natural Disasters

Physical loss loans through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) can help producers repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical property essential to the success of the agricultural operation, including livestock losses. Examples of property commonly affected include essential farm buildings, fixtures to real estate, equipment, livestock, perennial crops, fruit …

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Fire Situation Update shows Fire Danger will remain until Considerable Moisture Spreads throughout the State

Statewide Discussion: Storms yesterday evening in parts of western and northcentral Oklahoma, bringing both rain and hail, yielded wetting isolated wetting amounts while outside of individual storm cells amounts of less than 0.10” was realized in the band of storms. Northwestern and Panhandle counties remain very dry with separation from a wetting event ranging from …

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Oklahoma Forestry Services Urges Caution During High Fire Danger

Oklahoma Forestry Services is urging Oklahomans to continue using extreme caution in the face of the strongest fire weather so far in 2023. Very high to extreme fire danger indices will develop on Friday. Wildfire concerns are expected to remain in place for the next seven days.  OFS is deploying firefighting resources, including engines, dozers and …

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Fire Danger dies down this week with Slight Chances of Rain

Statewide Discussion: While areas generally east of I-44 received wetting rains through last week, the rest of Oklahoma did not fare so well. The absence of wetting amounts continues to build with a specific note in the Panhandle and far northwestern Oklahoma, where a 4-6 month separation has become alarming. Significant fire danger is not …

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Offset fire environment conditions have resulted in below-normal activity across Oklahoma

Statewide Discussion: Offset fire environment conditions have resulted in below normal activity across Oklahoma. Recent wet weather has dampened activity across much of the state although the Panhandle and northwestern counties have not faired so well with persistently dry conditions where extreme and exceptional drought indices remain firmly entrenched. Although not fully aligned, elevated fire …

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