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Hot temperatures and critical fire weather conditions for portions of California; Flash Flood threat for parts of Texas

Critical fire weather conditions and unseasonably hot temperatures will be prevalent across parts of southern California this weekend. Any fires that start in this area could quickly grow out of control; Red Flag Warnings and Heat Advisories are in effect. Meanwhile, heavy rain is forecast in parts of Texas through early Monday. Flash Flood Watches are in effect for portions of southwest Texas. Read More >

 

NWS Buffalo New York
Fire Weather Page

Spot Forecast

 

Old Spot Forecast Request Webpage 

(Old version available through Oct 16, 2016)

 

New Spot Forecast Request Webpage

(Operational beginning Oct 17th, 2016)

Who can request a spot? NWS Directive 10-401 Section 4.2.2

 

Red Flag Program

Most Recent Red Flag Watch/Warning

Fire Weather Watch is issued up to 72 hours in advance of expected onset of red flag criteria
Red Flag Warning is issued when red flag criteria will occur in 24 hours or less
 
Red Flag
Criteria
Vegetation Stage I or II
cured/transition - Spring/Fall
Vegetation Stage III
green - Summer
RH less than 30% less than 30%
Rainfall less than 1/4 inch in previous 5 days less than 1/4 inch in previous 8 days
Wind sustained or frequent gusts above 25 mph sustained or frequent gusts above 25 mph
Fuel Based on input from Federal/State partners Keetch-Byram Drought Index above 300

 

Planning Tools


 Fire Weather Planning Forecast  issued by NWS Buffalo
 

NWS Buffalo Fire Weather Zone Map NWS Buffalo Fire Weather Zone Map
 

 

Administrative

 

Fire Weather Outlooks from the Storm Prediction Center

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast Graphic SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Forecast Graphic
for the Conterminous United States

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast Graphic SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Forecast Graphic
for the Conterminous United States

SPC Fire Weather Outlook Text Products

Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Text
Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Text
Day 3-8 Fire Weather Outlook Text

SPC Fire Weather Outlook Maps

Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Map
Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Map
Day 3-8 Fire Weather Outlook Map
 
 
 
Recent Drought/Precipitation Information
from the National Weather Service

Northeast River Forecast Center 5-Day Precip
Current Precipitation Estimates
5-Day Precip Totals | Days since 1/4in exceeded | Current Snow Depth
Weekly Precipitation/Drought Graphics
Total Precipitation | Temperature Anomaly | Palmer Drought | Crop Moisture
1-Month Precipitation Graphics
Total Precipitation | Percent of Normal
3-Month Precipitation Graphics
Total Precipitation | Percent of Normal
Annual Precipitation Graphics
Total Precipitation | Percent of Normal
 
USDA Forest Service Fire Weather Links

USDA Current Fire Danger Map - Eastern Area USDA Forest Service Current Fire Danger Map
for the Eastern Area

USDA Forest Service Next Day Fire Danger Forecast Map - Eastern Area USDA Forest Service Next Day Fire Danger
Forecast Map for the Eastern Area

USDA Forest Service
Wildland Fire Assessment System
Eastern Area Fire Danger Class Map   Keetch-Byram Drought Index
Haines Instability Index   10-Hour Fuel Moisture
100-Hour Fuel Moisture   Lightning Ignition Eff.
Visual Greenness Map

 

Latest Fire Weather Observations
Conterminous U. S.
10-Min Average Wind   24 Hour Rain Total
Temperature   Relative Humidity
Dew Point   Wind/Rain/Temp/RH
 
Next-Day Forecasts
Conterminous U. S.
10-Min Average Wind   24 Hour Rain Total
Temperature   Relative Humidity
Wind/Rain/Temp/RH