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Douglas County Weather Decision Support

 

Click on any area for more detailed information on each Warning, Watch or Advisory. 
(Current Fires depicted by a green triangle)

 

 

Severe Weather/Flash Flooding Decision Support


Today's Severe Weather Outlook

 

 

Today's Tornado Potential 

 

 

Today's Hail Potential 

 

Today's Thunderstorm Wind Gust Potential 

 

Today's Flash Flood Potential 

 

 

Flooding Legend         Flooding Safety Tips
 
Risk Level
Definition
None
No Flooding risk.
Limited
Risk of localized flash flooding of small streams and low water crossings, and minor flooding of poor drainage or urban areas.
Elevated

Risk of flash flooding of several low water crossings, roads, and small streams,
or
Minor River Flooding.

Significant

Risk of flash flooding of numerous roads, low water crossings, and small streams,
or
Moderate river flooding.

Extreme
Risk of widespread flash flooding of low water crossings, roads, and small streams.
or
Major river flooding.

 

 

Winter Weather Decision Support
 

Snowfall Totals by Location
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Snowfall Totals by Location

 

These tables show the snowfall forecast for individual locations, and provide the same information as the graphics on this web page, just shown in a different way. All of these values are valid for the same time period as depicted on the graphics.

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High Wind Decision Support  

 

 

 

                                  Non Thunderstorm Wind Legend         Wind Safety Tips     Boating Safety Tips

Risk Level
Definition
None

Sustained winds < 20 mph
and
Wind gusts < 30 mph.

Limited
Sustained winds 20-29 mph
or
Wind gusts 30-44 mph.
Elevated
Sustained winds 30-39 mph
or
Wind gusts 45-57 mph.
Significant
Sustained winds 40-49 mph
or
Wind gusts 58-64 mph.
Extreme
Sustained winds > 50 mph
or
Wind gusts > 65 mph.

 

 

 

 

Fire Weather Decision Support


Today's Fire Potential

 

Fire Weather Legend Wildfire weather Safety Tips
Risk Level


Definition

Low Open burning is usually safe with proper containers and precautions under low fire danger conditions.  
Residents should always check on local ordinances that prohibit open burning under any conditions.
Moderate

Open burning is usually safe with the proper precautions. 
Burning should be done in the early morning and late evening
to avoid windier and drier conditions from midday through mid-afternoon.

Residents should always check on local ordinances that prohibit open burning under any conditions.

High Approaching Red Flag conditions.
All open burning is discouraged due to increased wind and lower humidity except by experienced fire personnel. Increasing winds and lower humidity contribute to drying fuels.
Fires escape control more easily and containment is difficult for inexperienced fire personnel.
Very High Open burning should not be attempted.
Open fires can quickly escape and are very difficult to control, even for experienced fire fighters.
Conditions exceed minimum criteria for a Red Flag Warning in most cases.
Severe Very strong winds, well in excess of Red Flag Criteria combined with moderate to low humidity.
Fires will spread very quickly with spot fires common. 
Fire control is extremely difficult due to very strong winds.
***These definitions are geared towards the general public and general emergency management and should not be confused with the standard National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) adjectives used by wildland fire personnel

 

 

 

 

 

Hourly/Weekly Weather Forecast  
(Click on any spot for an Hourly Forecast out to 7 Days)

 

 

Current Radar and Warnings

 

 

Real Time Lightning Data 

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