How many acres will be consumed by reported wildfires in the US in 2023?
Closing Jan 01, 2024 08:01AM UTC
The US is entering 2023 with a third year of La Niña and drought affecting various parts of the country (FOX Weather, San Francisco Standard, NIFC - Outlooks). The question will be suspended on 31 December 2023 and the outcome determined using data as first released by the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) (NIFC - National Fire News, NIFC - Statistics, see Wildland Fire Summaries). In 2021, reported wildfires consumed 7,125,643 acres in the US (NIFC Wildland Fire Summary and Statistics Annual Report 2021, NIFC - Wildfires and Acres).
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|Possible Answer||Crowd Forecast||Change in last 24 hours||Change in last week||Change in last month|
|Fewer than 5.0 million||15.00%||+0.00%||+1.00%||+0.00%|
|Between 5.0 million and 6.5 million, inclusive||24.00%||+0.00%||+1.00%||+5.00%|
|More than 6.5 million but fewer than 8.0 million||30.00%||+0.00%||+2.00%||+10.00%|
|Between 8.0 million and 9.5 million, inclusive||18.00%||+0.00%||-1.00%||-7.00%|
|More than 9.5 million but fewer than 11.0 million||12.00%||+0.00%||-1.00%||-6.00%|
|Between 11.0 million and 12.5 million, inclusive||1.00%||+0.00%||-1.00%||-2.00%|
|More than 12.5 million||0.00%||+0.00%||-1.00%||+0.00%|