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The Fire Weather Situational Awareness Webpage displays fire weather graphics that were originally produced in-house for Weather Service Forecasters....

The graphics are used to value add text products such as the area forecast discussion, Red Flag Warning/Fire Weather Watch issuances and spot forecasts. Some of the forecast elements have become useful to land managers and could serve as guidance for planning purposes. National Weather Service forecasters use a Graphics Forecast Editor (GFE) to produce the images. An element value is assigned to each individual 2.5 km grid box that makes up the graphics in the Albuquerque fire weather forecast area. Sample points are provided on the graphic and generally relate to weather observing platforms such as fire agency owned assets and airports. The ability to query data is not possible at this time. Additional information about each forecast element found on this webpage will be found in the Information tab.






The webpage should serve as a fire weather situational awareness tool. The graphics should be useful primarily for planning purposes. Please contact National Weather Service Albuquerque for tactical considerations. Some of the outputs are based solely on weather model data and some element thresholds are still being looked at and adjusted as more research is done. The graphics will be updated twice per day: around 0500 and 1600 local time.