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Fire Weather Spot Forecast Requests Via the Internet:

Spot Forecasts are issued for prescribed burns, wildfires, spray projects, or any number of land management activities within our forecast area. Government agencies anywhere within our fire weather forecast area can request a spot forecast.

Click Here For A Spot Forecast For Prescribed Fire or Wildland Fire Incidents

To public safety or government emergency management agencies:  For weather support information for non-wildland fire related incidents or weather sensitive events please contact the National Weather Service directly to arrange support.

Tutorial For Submitting Spot Forecasts

YouTube Video Tutorial


Burn Bans: The National Weather Service does not issue burn bans. More information for Missouri and Kansas from their state government web pages is below:

Burn Ban Information Missouri: Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law House Bill 28, which included a burn ban provision for counties in the state of Missouri; the bill provides for the state fire marshal to determine if a burn ban order is appropriate. More information here:

Burn Ban Information Kansas: For the most up to date information regarding burn bans in Kansas, please contact your county emergency management office or your local fire department or your local law enforcement dispatch center (non-emergency number). The decision to implement a burn ban is made by county or city government leadership based on local conditions, therefore, the best information resides at the local level. More information here:

Fire Weather Forecast by County (clickable map)


National Weather Service (NWS) Links
Fire Weather Forecast: NWS National Fire Weather Web Page    Fire Weather Forecast (Text)  Fire Wx Watch/Red Flag Warning (Text)
NWS Experimental Mobile Forecast Widget
NWS Graphical Forecasts
NWS Springfield Area Forecast Planner
NWS Springfield Hazardous Weather Outlook

NWS Springfield County Based Grassland Fire Danger Index (GFDI)

NWS Storm Prediction Center Fire Weather Page

NWS Weather Prediction Center

Climate Prediction Center (6 to 10 Day Outlooks, Monthly and Seasonal Outlooks)
NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service Precipitation Analysis
Land Management Partners

National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC)

InciWeb Incident Information System
National Wildland Significant Fire Potential Outlook From National Interagency Fire Center Predictive Services
U.S. Forest Service Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS)
USDA Forest Service Active Fire Mapping Program

Mark Twain National Forest/ WildCAD - Missouri Iowa Coordination Center Incidents/   Mark Twain National Forest Situation Report

Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry  / Wildfire Prevention / Prescribed Fire / Missouri Wildfire Statistics

Missouri State Parks (Missouri Dept of Natural Resources)
Great Plains Fire Science / Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium / Joint Fire Science Program
Eastern Area Modeling Constortium / Rocky Mountain Center Research Center  / Southern High Resolution Modeling Consortium
Firewise Communities
Drought Information
U.S. Drought Portal
Smoke Management (Air Quality Monitoring Page)

Southern High Resolution Modeling Consortium (SHRMC) Smoke Management Tools
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) Smoke Management
Other Weather Information

Animated GOES Satellite Imagery:
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Area Observations (note observation platforms are not operated by the NWS)

Regional Observations Map
MesoWest (Univ. of Utah) 
National Weather Service Enhanced Data Display

NCEP Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS) Surface Observation Display

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow  Network (CoCoRaHS) 
Ava/Tidwell Site (NFDRS-SGF) Camdenton  (NFDRS-SGF) Mt. Vernon  (NFDRS-SGF) Mountain Grove (NFDRS-SGF)
Mountain View (NFDRS-SGF) Roby  (NFDRS-SGF) Wah Kon Tah (NFDRS-SGF)  
Ashland Big Spring Carr Creek Clinton
Council Bluff Doniphan Farmington Piedmont
Sinkin State Line, KS Sullivan Mark Twain Portable RAWS (Cassville Area)
Area Airport Observations (ASOS/AWOS 10m Wind Towers)
Branson AWOS Branson West AWOS Camdenton AWOS Clinton AWOS
Farmington ASO Ft. Leonard Wood  ASOS Joplin ASOS Lebanon AWOS
Monett AWOS Neosho AWOS Nevada AWOS Osage Beach AWOS
Piedmont AWOS Rolla/Vichy ASOS Sedalia ASOS Springfield ASOS
Sullivan AWOS Warrensburg AWOS Warsaw AWOS MODOT Link West Plains ASOS
Whiteman AFB ASOS      
Kansas and Oklahoma
Chanute KS ASOS Fort Scott KS AWOS Grove, OK AWOS Parsons, KS  ASOS
Pittsburg, KS AWOS      
Bentonville, AR AWOS Flippin, AR AWOS Harrison, AR ASOS Mountain Home, AR ASOS
Rogers, AR AWOS      

Cook Station Crawford Co. x

Green Ridge  x

Lamar   x Mountain Grove   X

Mount Vernon    x

Versailles   x

Near Arma, KS 10 WSW Salem, MO    
Nearby Oklahoma Mesonet Stations (far northeast Oklahoma)
Miami Jay Westville OK-FIRE
National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) and RAWS Information
Missouri RAWS Sites      Kansas RAWS Sites
Missouri RAWS Site Trends    Kansas RAWS Site Trends
Tabular NFDRS Observations and Forecast From WIMS (U.S. Forest Service)
Observed and Forecast Fire Danger Rating Maps (Wildland Fire Assessment System)
Grassland Fire Danger Index (GFDI)
Grassland Fire Danger Index (GFDI)
Grassland Fire Danger Index Observer's Guide
Fire Weather Operating Plan

Fire Weather Operating Plan (.pdf)