2023 Alaska wildfire outlook: Dry again in Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

  • Source: Alaska Wildland Fire Information
  • Published: 03/14/2023 12:00 AM

Alaska Interagency Coordination Center’s early season wildfire outlook is now available. To summarize the complete report, normal fire potential is expected in Alaska in March and through June, except for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, where above normal potential exists in April and May. According to AICC’s Fire Weather Program Manager Heidi Strader, “It does look like a potential busy early season out on the Y-K Delta due to low snowpack. Keep in mind that we have few indicators to tell us how mid-summer will be at this point. For some of the more populated corridors around South Central and parts of the Interior, it’s more about fuels, wind events, and human activity.” Fire managers and firefighters use these monthly local and national outlooks to get a feel for how the wildfire season might play out.


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