Published on August 26, 2007
2006 Black Hills Wildfire Season – A Review: 2006 Black Hills Wildfire Season – A Review Dr. Randall P. Benson South Dakota Fire Meteorologist Faculty, SDSMT September 27, 2006 Wildfire Activity - Predictions: Wildfire Activity - Predictions Executive Summary (from 4/30/06): Executive Summary (from 4/30/06) Only slight improvement is expected in the long-term drought over the next several months. After a normal April through June period (which may mean lots of variation), I expect the summer to turn hot and dry by July. The Western U.S. should see a large increase in fire activity by this time after a slow start especially in the north. Overall, it looks like a busier than normal fire season. Predicted v.s. Observed Temperature: Predicted v.s. Observed Temperature Predicted v.s. Observed Precipitation: Predicted v.s. Observed Precipitation Slide6: Slide7: Fire Types: Lightning Human Observed Conditions: Observed Conditions Slide9: Slide10: Slide11: Slide12: Slide13: Slide14: Slide15: Slide16: Slide17: Slide18: Slide19: Slide20: Slide21: Slide22: Slide23: Wildfire Activity - National: Wildfire Activity - National Slide25: Wildfire Activity - Local: Wildfire Activity - Local Slide27: Slide28: Slide29: Slide30: Slide31: Slide32: Slide33: Slide34: Slide35: Slide36: Slide37: Slide38: Slide39: QUESTIONS – COMMENTS?