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Fire Weather Forecasts and Information

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities 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.

 NWS Fire Weather Forecasts


    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 (text)        Outlooks for the NWS Quad Cities area, including Fire Weather.
  Hazardous Weather Outlook (graphical)

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
  Hourly Forecast Information Can select Hourly Weather Graph or Tabular, and then choose fire weather elements.
  Grassland Fire Information for Iowa

Iowa Forecast Grassland Fire Danger Index

Iowa Forecast Cropland Fire Danger Index

Iowa Forecast Grassland Fire Danger Index image

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Iowa Forecast Cropland Fire Danger Index image

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

Day 3-8 OutlookDay 3-8 Outlook



Additional Fire Weather Information



Requesting a Spot Forecast