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Fire Weather Forecasts and Information

The National Weather Service Quad Cities Office is responsible for providing fire weather forecasts for eastern Iowa, northwest Illinois and northeast Missouri. The fire weather service program provides spot forecast services for the prevention, suppression and management of  forest and rangeland fires.

 Quad City Area Information


Grassland Fire Danger:     Red Flag Warning  (text) Issued for extreme fire danger conditions.  A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are occurring now or will develop shortly. A combination of strong wind, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures will contribute to extreme and explosive fire growth behavior. 
  Fire Weather Forecast (text)  County-by-County detailed forecast of fire growth parameters. 
  Hazardous Weather Outlook     

Forecast Graphics

Grassland Fire Danger Index Graphic

Available graphics include:

  • Grassland Fire Danger Index
  • Max/Min Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Wind Gusts
  • Chance of precipitation 
  • Amount of precipitation
  • Dewpoint Temperature
  • Weather
  • Sky Cover
Iowa Grassland Fire Danger Index Iowa Grassland Fire Danger Index

National Forecast Information
Day 1 Outlook
Day 1 Fire Outlook
Day 2 Outlook
Day 2 Fire Outlook

Day 3-8 OutlookDay 3-8 Outlook

The following links will take you to the SPC Fire Weather web page.



Additional Fire Weather Information



Requesting a Spot Forecast