For those planning burning in the coming weeks
Several field and grass fires have been reported already in the forecast area.
For our Fire weather Planning Forecast Users
The 2015 Fire Weather season has begun effective March 17, 2015 across all of Northern Indiana, Northwestern Ohio and far Southern Lower Michiagn. Snow cover has melted across the area with grasses, leaves and tinder rapidly drying as a lack of rainfall and low humidity values has allowed for rapid drying. Our office will resume 2 planning forecasts a day and will be ready to support Federal, State and local officials in prescribed burns as well as unplanned fires. Local officals may contact us through official channels for assistance, including their county Emergency Manager.
Feel free to send any questions, comments or concerns related to the fire weather program to the Fire Weather Program Leader for the Northern Indiana office.