Introduction Indices Precip
Analysis
Soil
Moisture
Streamflow
Conditions
Agricultural
Impacts
Fire
Danger
Outlooks
Fire Weather Impacts

Kentucky Division of Forestry Wildland Fire Situation Report

WFAS - Wildland Fire Assessment System
Latest Fire Danger Rating

 

Keetch Byram Drought Index

0 - 200: Soil moisture and large class fuel moistures are high and do not contribute much to fire intensity. Typical of spring dormant season following winter precipitation.

200 - 400: Typical of late spring, early growing season. Lower litter and duff layers are drying and beginning to contribute to fire intensity.

400 - 600: Typical of late summer, early fall. Lower litter and duff layers actively contribute to fire intensity and will burn actively.

600 - 800: Often associated with more severe drought with increased wildfire occurrence. Intense, deep burning fires with significant downwind spotting can be expected. Live fuels can also be expected to burn actively at these levels.

 

10-Hour (1/2" Diameter) Dead Fuel Moistures
100-Hour (1-3" Diameter) Dead Fuel Moistures

 

1000-Hour (3-8" Diameter) Dead Fuel Moistures

 


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