Friday, May 2, 2014

National Interagency Fire Center Releases Fire Outlook

The National Interagency Fire Center has released its current significant wildland fire potential forecast for the months of May through August.

During the key travel months of July and August, Glacier National Park is within the zone of below normal wildfire potential, which obviously bodes well for travelers. A summary of the fire potential for this time period is as follows:

Above Normal - Most of California, northern Nevada, and central Oregon will continue to have above normal potential, which will also expand into eastern Oregon, southwestern Idaho, and the Great Lakes region.

Normal – Southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico and Alaska will return to normal fire potential.

Below Normal – Below normal potential is forecast for the northern Rockies.

Here's a map for the same time period:

You can find additional information and maps on a ten-page PDF file published by the National Interagency Fire Center by clicking here.

For the most up-to-date weather conditions and forecasts for the Glacier National Park region, please click here.



Jeff
Hiking in Glacier National Park

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