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NWS Charleston is responsible for issuing forecasts specifically for land management customers to assist them with their pre-suppression burning as well as their wildfire fighting efforts. These forecasts focus on weather conditions critical to fires such as winds and relative humidity. Below you can find links to the latest fire weather forecasts, drought/soil moisture conditions and other information important for fighting fire.


Observed Fire Danger Rating

Fire Danger Rating

Observed fire danger rating from the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS)

Forecast Fire Danger Rating

Storm Prediction Center Day One Fire Weather Outlook

Fire Weather Outlooks

Outlooks for dangerous fire weather conditions issued by the NWS Storm Prediction Center

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3-8


Local Graphical Fire Weather Forecasts

Graphical Fire Weather Forecasts

Forecast graphics of various fire weather parameters

Enhanced Local Forecast Graphics

Including max/min temps, max winds/wind gusts, and min RH


NWS Charleston Fire Weather Products

NWS Climate Products

Fire Danger/Fuel Moisture Products

Fire Agencies

State Annual Operating Plans