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Fire Weather


Spot Forecasts
Request a Spot Forecast -- Official Use Only

Daily Briefing
Daily Fire Weather Briefing -- Automated, available by 7:30 am (PDF format)


Fire Weather Forecasts

Regional Narratives
Northeast and North-Central Wisconsin
Southern Wisconsin
Southwest Wisconsin
Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Central Minnesota and West-Central Wisconsin
Upper Michigan

Fire Weather Watches / Red Flag Warnings
Northeast and North-Central Wisconsin
Southern Wisconsin
Southwest Wisconsin
Northern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Central Minnesota and West-Central Wisconsin
Upper Michigan

NFDRS Point Forecasts
Northeast and North-Central Wisconsin

Weather Activity Planner
Northeast and North-Central Wisconsin

National Outlooks
National Fire Weather Outlook -- NWS Storm Prediction Center
4-Panel Forecast Weather Map -- Next day forecast
Forecast Fire Danger Class Map -- Next day forecast
National Interagency Coordination Center - Predictive Services
Eastern Area Coordination Center
 


Observations

Airport Observations -- Wisconsin
Current RAWS Observations -- GRB Forecast Area -- MesoWest (U. of Utah)
ROMAN
4-Panel Observed Weather Map -- USFS
Dew Points -- USFS
 

Fire Danger Indices

Daily Fire Danger Ratings for all Wisconsin Counties -- Wis. DNR
Great Lakes Fire Indices (FFMC/BUI) -- MesoWest
Fire Danger Class Map -- Latest public ratings, USFS
Haines Index Map -- USFS
Visual Greenness Map -- Most recent weekly composite, USFS
Relative Greenness Map -- Most recent weekly composite, USFS
 


Fuel and Soil Moisture Maps

10-Hr Fuel Moisture -- Weighed or computed for 1/2 inch diameter fuels, USFS
100-Hr Fuel Moisture -- Computed for 3-6 inch diameter fuels, USFS
1000-Hr Fuel Moisture -- Computed for 3-6 inch diameter fuels, USFS
Keetch-Byram Drought Index -- Soil moisture drought index, USFS
Palmer Drought Index -- Updated weekly, U.S.
U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook
 


Satellite Fire Detection

Hazard Mapping System - Fire and Smoke Products
GOES-12 Wildfire ABBA -- Midwest and Ohio Valley


Wisconsin Precipitation Data

Highs, Lows and Precip -- Updated daily
Precipitation - Last 7 days -- Wisconsin State Climatology Office
Precipitation - Departure from Normal - Last 7 days -- Wisconsin State Climatology Office
Precipitation - Last 30 days -- Wisconsin State Climatology Office
Precipitation - Departure from Normal - Last 30 days -- Wisconsin State Climatology Office


Related Links

Wisconsin Fire Weather Operating Plan 
NWS National Fire Weather Page
Wisconsin DNR - Wisconsin Forest Fire Program
National Interagency Fire Center
Minnesota DNR Fire Danger Page
Michigan DNR Fire Danger Page
Eastern Area Modeling Consortium - Fire Weather Forecast Model
NIFC Wildfire Map
Fire Family Plus Graphs


About the Program

The National Weather Service in Green Bay issues zone and specific "point" forecasts for various fire control agencies in Wisconsin.

The Zone Forecasts, issued twice daily, contain information about weather, wind, and humidity for a 7-day period over Wisconsin.

Point Forecasts issued by NWS Green Bay are site-specific forecasts which are issued daily for 1:00 PM Local Time the next day. Points contain forecasts for specific temperatures, humidities, and winds, and are made for ten locations in northeast and north-central Wisconsin.

Did you know that the most devastating forest fire in American history occurred in Wisconsin? Click here for the story.

Fire Weather Forecasts are issued from about April through November.