National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Shapefile Type: Polygon

Data source: Derived from NWS Public Forecast Zones

Naming convention: z_ddmmyy  where ddmmyy = day-month-year

Description: This dataset depicts the areas of responsibility for fire weather forecasts and warnings for each WFO.


Description Valid date Data Download # Records MD5SUM Documentation
Fire Weather Zones 05 March 2024 3595 30ab1bf9ab5b4ea1e2ca98aef292e293
Date last upload: 22-FEB-24
Change History Metadata
10 September 2024 3599 9265be28b1c1056537bfed3d6a99f7e9
Date last upload: 27-JUN-24


Shapefile Attributes:

Field Name Type  Width, Decimals Description
STATE Character 2 U.S. Postal Standard two letter abbreviation
ZONE Character 3 Zone Number
CWA Character 3 CWA (WFO) abbreviation
NAME Character 254 Zone name from
STATE_ZONE Character 5 Concatenation of State and Zone
TIME_ZONE Character 2 Time zone abbreviation
FE_AREA Character 2 Cardinal area of state
LON Numeric 10,5 Longitude of Centroid (decimal degrees)
LAT Numeric 9,5 Latitude of Centroid (decimal degrees)