Fire Weather

Providing meteorological support to wildland fire management agencies for the protection of life and property.
 

 

Latest Fire Weather Products issued by  our office:

Fire Weather Planning Forecast (FWF)

Fire Weather Watch or Red Flag Warning (RFW)

 

National Forecast and Fire Weather Outlook:

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Today's Fire Weather Outlook

Tomorrow's Fire Weather Outlook


Weather is one of the most significant factors in determining the severity of wildland fires.  Weather elements such as wind speed, temperature, and relative humidity directly impact the rate and intensity of a fire.  Below are 7 maps of fuels and drought indices that show the amount of moisture across the U.S.  There are rainfall maps for the country for the past week, month and season.  There is also a table showing precipitation across Central Illinois for the past day.

 

FUELS & DROUGHT INDICES



Haines Index

1 hour dead fuel

1 hour dead fuel

   10 hour dead fuel

100 hour dead fuel

1000 hour dead fuel

10 hour dead fuel 100 hour dead fuel 1000 hour dead fuel
Visual Greeness Palmer Drought Index Keetch-Byram Drought
Visual Greeness Palmer Drought Index Keetch-Byram Drought

RAINFALL

Weekly Rainfall 1 Month Rainfall 3 Month Rainfall
Weekly Rainfall 1 Month Rainfall

3 Month Rainfall

Latest 24 Hour Precipitation Totals

WILDLAND FIRES AND OTHER LINKS


National Weather Service Fire Weather Page

National Fire Weather Outlooks - SPC

Incident Management Situation Report

WFAS - Wildland Fire Assesment System

National Interagency Fire Center

Eastern Area Coordination Center

Big Rivers Fire Family

Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin

USDA Forest Service - Fire and Aviation Management

US Fish & Wildlife Service - Illinois River National Wildlife & Fish Refuges

 USDA Forest Service - Eastern Region

National Park Service

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

 

SPOT FORECAST

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST A SPOT FORECAST

Click Button For Spot Forecast!

Spot Fire Weather Forecasts are non-routine specific point forecasts prepared for any legitimate Federal, State, County, or municipal government agency for a prescribed fire or wildland fire that has the potential of affecting life and property.

 

 


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