Fire Weather


Unless otherwise noted, the real-time data on this page are provided in the public domain by NOAA, the National Weather Service, the Climate Prediction Center, the Weather Prediction Center, the Storm Prediction Center, the USGS, the USDA Forest Service, and the National Interagency Fire Center. The images below are clickable, and you will be directed to the original source for more information.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this page is for general situational awareness and amateur forecasting purposes only and should not supersede the information provided by local officials during life-or-death situations. Reload this page for the latest updates.





QUICK LINKS: Situational Awareness | Fire Weather Outlooks | Fire Potential Forecasts | Atmospheric Conditions | Fuel Moisture |
Lightning & Ignition | Fire Weather Indices




Situational Awareness


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Current Fire Weather Watches & Warnings


Observed Fire Danger

Other fire weather watch/warning browser: NWS Fire Weather
More information: USDA Forest Service and WFAS Fire Danger Rating

 

Active Large Fires

Click on any image below to be redirected to an active map. On the subsequent page, click again on the indicated fire for further details.


 
 

List of current fires with corresponding details: InciWeb Incident Information System




Fire Weather Outlooks

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3-8

Month 1

Month 2

Month 3-4

More information about extended outlooks: NIFC Outlooks




Fire Potential Forecasts

 

Large Fire Probability (Day 1)

Fire Potential Index (Day 1)

Fire Potential Index (Day 2)

Fire Potential Index (Day 3)

Fire Potential Index (Day 4)

Fire Potential Index (Day 5)

Fire Potential Index (Day 6)

Fire Potential Index (Day 7)

More information about these products: WFAS link to USGS
More fire potential maps: USGS




Atmospheric Conditions

 

Current Surface Temperature, Dewpoint, and MSLP


 
The following observed maps are updated around 5 pm MDT each day for data collected at 2 pm LST.
Forecast maps are valid for the following afternoon.

24-hour Accumulated Rain (Observed)

24-hour Accumulated Rain (Next Day Forecast)

Surface Relative Humidity (Observed)

Surface Relative Humidity (Next Day Forecast)

10-minute Average Wind (Observed)

10-minute Average Wind (Next Day Forecast)

Surface Temperature (Observed)

Surface Temperature (Next Day Forecast)

More information: WFAS Weather Maps
More maps: NFDRS Forecasts (about: link from WFAS) and SPC Fire Weather Analysis Page

 

Temperature Anomaly Outlooks
Day 6-10

Day 8-14

One Month


 
 

Three Months


 
 

Other 3-month outlooks at longer leads times: CPC Seasonal Temperature Outlooks
 

Precipitation Anomaly Outlooks
Day 6-10

Day 8-14

One Month


 
 

Three Months


 
 

Other 3-month outlooks at longer leads times: CPC Seasonal Precipitation Outlooks
More weekly, monthly, and seasonal outlooks: CPC Outlook Maps, Graphs, and Tables




Fuel Moisture

 

Live Fuel Moisture


More information: WFAS Life Fuel Moisture

 

Dead Fuel Moisture

The following observed maps are updated around 5 pm MDT each day for data collected at 2 pm LST.
Forecast maps are valid for the following afternoon.

10-hour, 1/4-1″ diameter (Observed)

10-hour, 1/4-1″ diameter (Next Day Forecast)

100-hour, 1-3″ diameter (Observed)

100-hour, 1-3″ diameter (Next Day Forecast)

1000-hour, 3-8″ diameter (Observed)

1000-hour, 3-8″ diameter (Next Day Forecast)

More information: WFAS Live Fuel Moisture and WFAS Dead Fuel Moisture
More maps: NFDRS Forecasts (about: link from WFAS)




Lightning & Ignition

 

Dry Lightning & Estimated Rain


More information: WFAS Dry Lightning
 

Lightning Ignition Efficiency


More information: WFAS Lightning Ignition Efficiency

Potential Lightning Ignitions


More information: WFAS Potential Lightning Ignition

More maps: NFDRS Forecasts (about: link from WFAS)




Fire Weather Indices

 

Keetch-Byram Index


More information: WFAS Keetch-Byram Index

Haines Index


More information: WFAS Haines Index

Growing Season Index


More information: WFAS Growing Season Index