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Fire Weather

All products issued by our office, the National Weather Service at Greenville-Spartanburg, are valid for western North Carolina, the South Carolina Upstate and extreme northeast Georgia.

Fire Weather Forecast by Area:

  • Graphical Forecast -- Overview view of Fire Wx Parameters
  • GSP Fire Weather Forecast (FWF) -- Planning Forecast by Fire Weather Zone Groupings
  • Area Fire Weather Forecast Matrix (AFW) -- Forecast by County
  • Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrices (PFW) -- Forecast for NFDRS Sites
  • NFDRS Forecasts (FWM) -- Coded NFDRS Forecast
  • Hourly Weather Graph -- Forecast for User Selected Point

  • Red Flag Warnings/Fire Weather Watches:


    Fire Weather Forecasts:

    Greenville-Spartanburg -- Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrices

    NDFD Derived Products:

    Area Fire Weather Forecast Matrix (AFW)
    Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrices (PFW)

    NFDRS Forecasts:

    NFDRS Forecasts (FWM) -- FWM Decoder

    Burn Category and Dispersion Tables:

    Pasquill-Turner Stability Index
    Burn Categories
    Background information on the Atmospheric Dispersion Index (ADI) and Low Visibility Occurrence Risk Index (LVORI)

    External Products:

    Storm Prediction Center's Fire Weather Page
    NWS National Fire Weather Page
    Southern Area Coordination Center
    National Interagency Fire Center
    Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product
    Wildland Fire Assessment System Numerous products are available from this site including current dead fuel moisture, drought maps and lower atmosphere stability (the Haines Index) among many, many others.
    NOAA Air Quality Forecasts
    National Snow Analysis
    NOAA Precipitation Analysis
    Southern High Resolution Modeling Consortium (SHRMC)

    National Digital Forecast Database Products:

    Graphical Forecast
    Quick Forecast
    Digital Forecast
    Graphical Forecast Quick Forecast Digital Forecast

    Program Notes

    The NWS office in Greenville-Spartanburg provides spot forecasts for any wildfire within our county warning area. For prescribed burns, requests will only be honored from governmental agencies.

    Our office also provides a Fire Weather Forecast for our county warning area. Details about our fire weather program can be found in the 2013 SC Fire Weather Operations Plan, 2013 NC Fire Weather Operations Plan, or the 2013 GA Fire Weather Operations Plan.

    Question or Comments? Contact John Tomko, Fire Weather Focal Point,

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    Weather Forecast Office Greenville-Spartanburg
    GSP International Airport
    1549 GSP Drive
    Greer, SC 29651
    (864) 848-3859
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    Page last modified: June 29, 2012

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