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 13 September 2022 3630 300976b50eef727fbd539640e86aa13c
Date last upload: 19-AUG-22
Change History Metadata
08 March 2023 3548 8080c45c382ae27ca86109b5a3725e08
Date last upload: 17-JAN-23


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)