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Section 1   Synopsis  Headlines  Zones
Section 2   Forecast Times  Weather   Temperature   Relative Humidity   Wind
Section 3   POP/DUR/AMT  LAL  Haines Index
Section 4   Mixing Height  Transport Wind   Smoke Dispersion   Additional Info
Section 5   Point Data  Extended Forecast  6-10 Day Outlook

 Fire Weather Forecast  issued by NWS Buffalo 
 

Fire Weather Forecasts from the Storm Prediction Center

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast Graphic SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast Graphic
for the Conterminous United States

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast Graphic SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast Graphic
for the Conterminous United States

 

SPC Fire Weather Graphics
Information on the Eta Model Initial Hour
(00 UTC):
24-hour Forecast 48-hour Forecast
Surface Temp/Wind/RH 00-hr 24-hr 48-hr
Wind/RH 0-1000 Kft 00-hr 24-hr 48-hr
Wind/RH 1000-2000 Kft 00-hr 24-hr 48-hr
Wind/RH 2000-3000 Kft 00-hr 24-hr 48-hr
Wind/RH 3000-4000 Kft 00-hr 24-hr 48-hr
Wind/RH 4000-5000 Kft 00-hr 24-hr 48-hr
Wind/RH 5000-6000 Kft 00-hr 24-hr 48-hr
SPC Lower Atmos. Stability Index (LASI) 00-hr 24-hr 48-hr
Best Lifted Index and CAP 00-hr 24-hr 48-hr
Storm Motion 00-hr 24-hr 48-hr
Cloud Cover 00-hr 24-hr 48-hr

Model change fields 00-24 hr.
Changes
24-48 hr.
Changes
Temp (F) 00-24 24-48
RH (%) 00-24 24-48
Wind Speed (MPH) 00-24 24-48
Sfc. Pressure (mb) 00-24 24-48

Western U.S. Dry Thunderstorm Graphics 00-Hour 03-Hour 06-Hour 09-Hour 12-Hour
Information about these products. 00-hr 03-hr 06-hr 09-hr 12-hr

Recent Drought/Precipitation Information
from the National Weather Service
Palmer Drought Index Map
Palmer Drought Index Map
Current Precipitation Estimates
Multi-sensor Loop | Satellite Estimate | Interactive Hourly Rainfall Map
Weekly Precipitation Graphics
Total Precipitation | Temperature Anomaly | Palmer Drought | Crop Moisture
Monthly Precipitation Graphics
Total Precipitation | Percent of Normal | Percentiles | Rankings
Seasonal Precipitation Graphics
Total Precipitation | Percent of Normal | Percentiles | Rankings
Annual Precipitation Graphics
Total Precipitation | Percent of Normal | Percentiles | Rankings

USDA Forest Service Fire Weather Links

USDA Current Fire Danger Map - Conterminous Unied States USDA Forest Service Current Fire Danger Map
for the Conterminous United States

USDA Forest Service Next Day Fire Danger Forecast Map - Conterminous Unied States USDA Forest Service Next Day Fire Danger
Forecast Map for the Conterminous United States

USDA Forest Service
Wildland Fire Assessment System
Fire Danger Class Map   Keetch-Byram Drought Index
Haines Instability Index   10-Hour Fuel Moisture
100-Hour Fuel Moisture   Probability of Ignition
Visual Greenness Map

Latest Fire Weather Observations
Conterminous U. S.
10 Minute Average Wind   24 Hour Rain Total
Temperature   Relative Humidity
Dew Point   Wind/Rain/Temp/RH

Latest Fire Weather Observations
Alaska
10 Minute Average Wind   24 Hour Rain Total
Temperature   Relative Humidity
Dew Point   Wind/Rain/Temp/RH

Next-Day Forecasts
Conterminous U. S.
10 Minute Average Wind   24 Hour Rain Total
Temperature   Relative Humidity
Wind/Rain/Temp/RH


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