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

 

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Today's Fire Weather Outlook

Tomorrow's Fire Weather Outlook

Fire Weather Extended Outlook (3 to 8 days from now)
 

 

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 maps of fuels and drought indices that show the amount of moisture across the U.S.,along with maps of observed precipitation. 

 

Fuels and Drought Indices

Haines Index
Haines Index
 
Lightning Ignition Efficiency
Lightning Ignition Efficiency
 
10 hour dead fuel
10 hour dead fuel
 
100 hour dead fuel
100 hour dead fuel
 
1000 hour dead fuel
1000 hour dead fuel
 
Visual Greeness
Visual Greeness
 
Palmer Drought Index
Palmer Drought Index
 
Keetch-Byram Drought
Keetch-Byram Drought
 

 

 

Precipitation

Precipitation last 24 hours, from Midwestern Regional Climate Center
Last 24 Hours 

Precipitation last 7 days, from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center
Last 7 Days

Precipitation last 30 days, from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center
Last 30 Days

 

 

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

 

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