Fire Weather Forecasts and Information

The National Weather Service Quad Cities Office is responsible for providing fire weather forecasts for eastern Iowa, northwest Illinois and northeast Missouri. The fire weather service program provides spot forecast services for the prevention, suppression and management of  forest and rangeland fires.

 Quad City Area Information

Grassland Fire Danger:     Red Flag Warning  (text)
Issued for extreme fire danger conditions.  A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are occurring now or will develop shortly. A combination of strong wind, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures will contribute to extreme and explosive fire growth behavior.
  Fire Weather Forecast (text)
County-by-County detailed forecast of fire growth parameters.
  Hazardous Weather Outlook  

Forecast Graphics

Available graphics include: Fire Danger Index, temperature, humidity, wind, and chance of precipitation 

Grassland Fire Danger Index Graphic

National Forecast Information
Day 1 Outlook
Day 1 Fire Outlook
Day 2 Outlook
Day 2 Fire Outlook

The following links will take you to the SPC Fire Weather web page.



Additional Fire Weather Information



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